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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 […]

Dealing With Your Child’s Boredom During Covid-19

Time weighs heavy on our hands. Everyone is bored with the restrictions we are observing during the Covid-19 pandemic.  Of course, social distancing and staying home are the right things to do. And we don’t even know how much longer all of the restrictions will stay in place. If you as a parent are bored, […]

By |May 26th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Staying Calm During Covid-19

Americans at the moment are inundated with information from the media and various social media sources about the Covid-19 virus. Although they are good sources, it can also become detrimental and can cause panic within us.Thus staying calm during covid-19 is a challenge for most Americans.

We are well informed about the Covid-19 and the effects it […]

By |May 13th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Chronic Inflammation 101: Why Does it Matter?

By now, many of us have heard that inflammation is bad, but why?

Essentially, there are two types of inflammation, acute and chronic. Acute inflammation is the type you are probably most familiar with. It is a necessary and important aspect of your immune defense system, designed to protect you and help you recover.Inflammation is your […]

You Don’t Need To Be a People Pleaser

Are you being taken advantage of in order to avoid a potential conflict.

A people pleaser is a type of person who are “too nice”, almost always putting everyone else’s needs before their own. They never say “no”, are always volunteering to help, and make sure that everyone else’s needs are met first before they worry […]

Digital Literacy: How can Parents be Prepared

Are you worried about technologies impact on your children’s development

Apprehension about kids and technology is nothing new. Years ago, when it was first introduced, cable television was considered to be a serious risk to the healthy development of children. Today we don’t think twice about it. Closed-mindedness or even fear about new technology holds us […]