Just Breathe

The next time you are feeling the demands of life weighing heavy, try slowing down your life to the pace of one deep breath.

Gratitude is Good for Your Health

This always makes me think about how gratitude shows up in my everyday life. When I am really serious about being grateful the things that come up are my family, my health, and the connections I have. So, why do I spend so much of my time focused on other things?

Gratitude Journaling: The Power of Being Grateful

Journaling is a well-known and widely used practical approach to gain insight and clarity by processing your emotions on paper. Over the past decade, gratitude journaling has gained popularity for its benefits, including better sleep, fewer symptoms of illness, and more happiness among adults and kids.

Coping Skills vs Defense Mechanisms

Defense mechanisms are unconscious responses to overwhelming stress in our lives. Although they serve an important purpose, if left unchecked, protective instincts from defense mechanisms can inhibit the development of healthier coping skills. We are going to dive into two common defense mechanisms: denial and regression. Denial One of our … Read More

Defense Mechanisms and Coping Skills

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Coping skills can take many forms. They help us make sense of our experiences, mitigate stress, and sustain our sense of self-worth. Sometimes life can feel pretty overwhelming. Without these strategies for managing life’s stressors and sustaining a sense of emotional well-being, it would be difficult to navigate even the … Read More

Practicing Self-Compassion

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Next time you notice your inner critic, try to practice self-compassion and then take time to reflect on how it makes you feel!

Stress, Self-Care, & Your Kids

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Practicing self care as a family supports the relational bond and is a constructive way to model healthy and effective skills to manage future stressors.

Where to Start with Self-Care

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Self-care is significant to your mental health, but you may not know where to start. Here are some ideas and questions to get you started.

Vacation and Your Mental Health

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Vacations help to alleviate stress. When someone is under chronic stress, it begins to take a toll his or her physical and mental health. Taking a vacation has the ability to break the cycle of chronic stress.