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Overcoming Stress

Overcoming Stress

November 28, 2022
To counter your stress, try deep breathing, physical exercise, yoga, mindfulness, or journaling These activities help-your-body-regulate the stress hormones that have been released and help you feel more relaxed. 
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Putting Thankfulness into Practice

Putting Thankfulness into Practice

November 21, 2022
Gratitude allows us to celebrate the present. It helps us appreciate the value of something, and when we appreciate the value of something, we extract more benefits from it; we’re less likely to take it for granted. Gratitude allows us to celebrate goodness.
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November is Gratitude Month

November is Gratitude Month

November 18, 2022
Gratitude is the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness.  The Greater Good Science Center reports that, “people who practice gratitude report fewer symptoms of illness, and depression, have more optimism, happiness, and stronger relationships."
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Managing Anger

Managing Anger

November 14, 2022
Anger is a normal part of life. Things happen that irritate and frustrate us. When you or someone else is wronged. anger is a natural emotion. But allowing anger to fester and smolder rather than using appropriate and healthy ways of expressing it can be detrimental to everyone.
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International Stress Week

International Stress Week

November 7, 2022
November 7-11 is International Stress Awareness Week. The number of people who identify as being more stressed than last year is increasing. One international study report that people who had a strong sense of meaning and purpose in their life were less stressed. 
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Sleep as a Priority for Mental Health

Sleep as a Priority for Mental Health

November 4, 2022
Make sure you prioritize mental health by getting the sleep your body needs to do well. When you burn the candle at both ends you wind up lacking the bandwidth to be your best.
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November is Family Stories Month

November is Family Stories Month

November 1, 2022
Developmental psychologist John Bowlby said that children need a secure base to grow up emotionally healthy. One of the ways to help foster stability in children is to practice traditions that give them a sense of identity and security. 
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Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!

October 31, 2022
Sharing with others, being silly, being part of a community activity, being creative, are things that promote Good Mental Health. So I encourage you to celebrate now or anytime you get a chance. Have a party. Dress up. Be generous. Smile and enjoy yourself.
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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October 24, 2022
Victims are often told by their perpetrators that there is something wrong with them. This leaves the victim feeling as though they don't deserve to be loved and treated well. The reality is we all are lovable, and we all deserve to be respected and cared for. 
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Stop Bullying

Stop Bullying

October 17, 2022
Safe Schools Week is Oct 16-22, and I want to say a word about the important topic of bullying. The CDC defines bullying as any unwanted aggressive behavior(s) by another youth or group of youths, that involves an observed or perceived power imbalance, and is repeated multiple times. It results in physical, psychological, social, or educational harm on the targeted youth.
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October is ADHD Awareness Month

October is ADHD Awareness Month

October 12, 2022
Like any other challenge in life, ADHD can be overcome with the right interventions, training, patience, persistence, and love.  Families that have a child who meets the criteria, need support, understanding, and skill building. Early intervention can make a huge difference so reach out to your pediatrician or trusted mental health provider and get the help you need.
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Frustration

Frustration

October 3, 2022
Being frustrated with something or someone is a common experience. It is important that we learn to recognize and manage frustration, so it doesn't become the feeling that is driving all our decisions or actions. Maybe there is a change at your work that-you-have-a-hard-time accepting or something unexpected happens and your vacation plans get put on hold.  
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Overcoming Stress

Overcoming Stress

To counter your stress, try deep breathing, physical exercise, yoga, mindfulness, or journaling These activities help-your-body-regulate the stress hormones that have been released and help you feel more relaxed. 

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Putting Thankfulness into Practice

Putting Thankfulness into Practice

Gratitude allows us to celebrate the present. It helps us appreciate the value of something, and when we appreciate the value of something, we extract more benefits from it; we’re less likely to take it for granted. Gratitude allows us to celebrate goodness.

View More
November is Gratitude Month

November is Gratitude Month

Gratitude is the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness.  The Greater Good Science Center reports that, “people who practice gratitude report fewer symptoms of illness, and depression, have more optimism, happiness, and stronger relationships."

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