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Why Do We Procrastinate?

Nic Voge, Senior Associate Director of Princeton University’s McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning in NJ, describes procrastination in a different way than what is common. According to Voge, it’s not the familiar character flaw we know and loathe.

Procrastination is usually discussed as ‘self-sabotage’, a weakness, and shameful. In his Tedx talk, Voge invites his […]

Nurturing Resilience to Life Challenges

Counseling has historically focused on reducing emotional distress and limiting risk factors for optimal mental health. Resilience psychology is an example of a component of psychotherapy that promotes personal growth in response to adversity and trauma. With regard to the current viral pandemic, promoting resilience and nurturing resilience can be an effective way to help […]

By |July 6th, 2020|dbt, Psychotherapy, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Losing a Loved One During COVID-19

There is no denying that we are living through an extremely challenging time in the midst of COVID-19. There are limits on socializing, activities, work, etc in addition to the normal everyday stressors. People are trying to embrace the ambiguity of it, but honestly… It seems like most people are struggling emotionally, psychologically, financially, just […]

Still Worried about the Coronavirus? 5 Steps for a Safe, Fun and Healthy Summer

If the novel coronavirus has reinforced anything, it’s the idea that there are things we can control, and things we can’t. While many eagerly await a vaccine or effective treatments, there are many actions you can take to strengthen your system’s defenses.

We already know about the recommendations by the CDC, and hopefully, you had a […]

Increasing Resiliency for Children During COVID-19

Back in March as our normal lives began to shut down and transition to quarantine some individuals came up with the idea that this might be a time to reinvent ourselves. Once the days stretched into weeks and then into months some of us struggled and continue to struggle with just getting through the day. […]

By |June 15th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

6 Ways to Practice Mindfulness During COVID-19

Whenever we find ourselves worrying about the unknowns and the “what ifs” of the future, it is important to take a moment and practice mindfulness. Why? Mindfulness helps us increase our own ability to regulate emotions and observe our thoughts without judgment. It is a way to focus our minds on the present. By staying […]

By |June 11th, 2020|adjusting, anxiety, dbt, stress|0 Comments

Staying Sane During the Pandemic

COVID-19 has caught us all by surprise and has changed our lives drastically over the last few months. Here are some suggestions for ways to stay sane during the pandemic.

Practice mindfulness- Spend some time every day trying to stay in the present moment. If you need some help doing this lookup guided meditations […]

By |June 4th, 2020|Health and Wellness, stress, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Self-Care During COVID-19

The impact the COVID-19 pandemic is having on emotional and psychological well-being is staggering.  This is certainly a stressful and uncertain time affecting our livelihood and well-being.  According to Mental Health America, there has been a 12 percent increase in cases of anxiety alone.   Additionally, American’s are experiencing greater rates of fear, depression, and isolation […]

By |June 1st, 2020|addictions, anxiety, Depression, Eating, stress|0 Comments

Tips for Sobriety During Quarantine

Sobriety is an ongoing process that requires a daily commitment to recovery goals. Those in recovery know that it is essential to have a strong support system to maintain sobriety. This is especially true for those who are in early recovery. Other factors that help individuals in recovery include having daily structure and positive routines. […]

Children and COVID-19 Quarantine

As we continue in COVID-19 quarantine, children and parents are becoming increasingly frustrated and irritable. Normal routines and schedules are turned upside down and inside out. Kids and parents going out to school and work are now home. Everyone’s lives have been changed in some way.

Although kids are home with family, they still struggle with […]