Helpful articles for overcoming life's challenges

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New Year, Same Wonderful You!

Although it’s commonly thought of as effort towards positive change, making a New Year’s resolution can sometimes do more harm than good.  A resolution is essentially a personal goal and if, or when we don’t reach it, we often feel like we’ve failed.  I recently read 70 percent of resolutions fail within the first 3 …

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Divorce and Children: Do’s and Don’ts

Common Mistakes Going through a divorce is one of the hardest life events spouses and their children can go through. Children are often the ones who suffer the most when they are caught in the middle of their parents’ divorce. As a clinician these are the common mistakes I see while conducting therapy. 1. Talking …

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It’s that time of the year again, right before the chaos of family dinners, gift shopping, below freezing weather, and colds. For some, this time of the year is joyous; time to see family you haven’t seen all year or to finally have a break from work. For others, though, it’s the hardest time of …

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You Have the Power to Change Your Brain

Did you know that you have the ability to remodel your brain? Our behaviors, thought patterns, responses, habits, etc. are not set in stone. You, me, each of us has the capability and the opportunity to transform our brains. It was not that long ago that the brain was thought to be unchangeable across an …

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How to Cope with Climate Anxiety

What is climate anxiety? Climate, or eco-anxiety, is when someone’s thoughts, feelings, or behavior is affected by worries related to climate change. As a clinician, I notice increasingly more young adults and teenagers talking about anxiety related to climate change. It is becoming more common to hear and read about climate change and its impact …

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Deep Breathing for Kids

As a parent of three, I find myself, a lot, telling my kids to take a deep breath.  It seems like a natural response at times when kids get mad, sad, or anxious.  But if you think about it, how are kids supposed to know how to take a deep breath?  It is actually not …

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Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States and the 2nd leading cause of death in people 10-34 years old. Chances are you or someone you know has been affected by suicide or a suicide attempt. If you are concerned that someone may be at risk of killing themselves, please speak …

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