How to Make Healthy Decisions This Year

How to Make Healthy Decisions This Year

Often times, we may make impulsive decisions. We feel good about the positive choices we make, while we may regret other responses when looking back on them later. Did you know that we all have built-in tools for identifying, understanding, and using our emotions to improve our lives? You can stop repeating negative patterns and start making healthy decisions. Here are some tips to guide you this year…

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Using PLEASE Master Skills to Maintain Emotional Control

Using PLEASE Master Skills to Maintain Emotional Control

When people neglect their self care, they may become more emotionally vulnerable—meaning that more often, they get overwhelmed by negative emotions, engage in negative coping skills, and lash out at others impulsively. PLEASE Mastery is a practical skill that helps reduce emotional vulnerability. It enables people to better regulate their emotions and make positive choices. If you work on leading a balanced lifestyle, you are more likely to maintain emotional control during times of stress! This is how PLEASE Mastery Skills work:

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3 Mental Health Boosters for 2018

3 Mental Health Boosters for 2018

At the end of each year, many people like to reflect on accomplishments and potential improvements for next year. They take note of what they've succeeded at and what they can improve upon moving forward. Whether you call them goals or intentions, here are 3 tips that can benefit your mental health for the start of a new year...

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4 Tips to Prevent Holiday Stress

4 Tips to Prevent Holiday Stress

The holiday season can be merry for many people, but it can also be very stressful. All of the plans to make, gifts to give, and growing to-do list items can make life seem overwhelming! Or maybe this season reminds you of unpleasant memories from the past. Here are some helpful tips to reduce your holiday stress...

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How to Overcome Emotional Eating in the New Year

How to Overcome Emotional Eating in the New Year

Eating is an essential part of our day. We can develop complex relationships with food because food plays such an integral role in our health and livelihood. Many people struggle with overeating or possibly emotional eating; they may eat mindlessly, or feel that they must finish their plate. Here are some tips to better understand emotional eating habits, and how to make some healthy, and hopefully lasting changes for 2018.

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Group is more than just a social hour!

Group is more than just a social hour!

GROUP IS MORE THAN JUST A SOCIAL HOUR.

So much more!  Here are three reasons why group IS EFFECTIVE and how it HELPS....

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Reduce your Teen’s Stress in the New Year

Reduce your Teen’s Stress in the New Year

According to a survey by the University of Phoenix, high schoolers spend an average of 3.5 hours on homework each night. Add in time for extracurricular activities, part time jobs, and a social life, and your teen likely has a jam-packed schedule. Excessive stress can lead to sleep deprivation, headaches, feeling anxious, and procrastinating or neglecting responsibilities altogether. Here are some helpful tips to reduce your teen’s stress in the upcoming year...

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What to Expect during your First Therapy Session

What to Expect during your First Therapy Session

It can be scary and overwhelming to figure out how to start seeing a therapist and book your first therapy session. Seeing a therapist should be an experience that brings you comfort; it should give you a safe space to disclose your thoughts and emotions. Once you find a therapist of your choice, you may be offered a consultation call to ensure it’s the right fit for you. Here’s an idea of what to expect during your first therapy session.

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Tips to Transition your Student Home for Thanksgiving Break

Tips to Transition your Student Home for Thanksgiving Break

Thanksgiving break often marks the first time that college students return home since the beginning of the fall semester; this can often be an anxiety-provoking and emotional experience for parents. Often, conflicts may occur when expectations collide and there is minimal communication about plans for the long weekend. Here are some tips to help make the Thanksgiving break a stress-free and enjoyable experience for everyone...

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How to Eat Mindfully this Thanksgiving

How to Eat Mindfully this Thanksgiving

The holidays are just around the corner! They’re the time for great food, good times with family, celebration, and perhaps some stress as well. One thing that many people struggle with during this time of year is eating mindfully on Thanksgiving. With the abundance of delicious food at your family gather, it can be easy to overindulge and overeat. Here are some tips to help you keep yourself in check and be more mindful during this year's holiday meal...

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Fighting the Winter Blues

Fighting the Winter Blues

As the clock rolls back and as it gets darker earlier, many people begin to feel “down” and gloomy. It’s so easy to give in to the coldness and darkness of winter. But don’t lose hope! There are ways to fight your depressive symptoms in the wintertime. Whether you have seasonal affective disorder, or you just feel blue during the winter months, you should take a look at these simple suggestions...

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4 Tips for Monitoring your Teen’s Online Life

4 Tips for Monitoring your Teen’s Online Life

Today, teens are constantly on their phones.  They text friends, post to Snapchat, like each other’s Instagram posts, and scroll through their Facebook feeds.  It’s like their phones are attached to them—they simply cannot disconnect!  It’s hard for parents to keep up with their app profiles and online activity when there are so many apps that they use to connect to their peers and friends.  Parents want to make sure their teens are safe online, but it’s difficult to stay updated with the latest online trends.  Here are some tips to help you monitor your teen’s digital life.

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How to Know When it’s Time to Worry about your Teen

How to Know When it’s Time to Worry about your Teen

As a parent of a teenager, it can be extremely difficult to differentiate between typical teen behavior and atypical, problematic behavior. Teenage behavior can be challenging to deal with, but when does it become extreme? You may not know what is just a phase and what you should really be concerned about. Don’t panic—instead, use these simple techniques to figure it out...

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Three Simple Tips to Help your Child Overcome Bullying

Three Simple Tips to Help your Child Overcome Bullying

October is National Bullying Awareness Month. According to Merriam-Webster, bullying is defined as abuse or mistreatment of someone vulnerable by someone stronger and more powerful. Unfortunately, bullying occurs far too often—according to the National Center for Educational Statistics, 20.8% of students reported being bullied, but 64% of children are bullied and do not report it. Bullying can make a child or teen feel isolated, shamed, anxious, or depressed. If you are worried that your child is struggling against bullies, read more about some simple tips for you to help...

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4 Simple and Quick Self-Care Strategies

4 Simple and Quick Self-Care Strategies

When life gets very busy, you may feel like you can't take time to de-stress—there’s so much to do! However, ignoring your self-care routine can make you feel run down and burnt out. Instead, you should make time for simple strategies to improve your overall well-being, even if it just for a few minutes each day. Here are some quick and easy ways to practice self-care for when you are on-the-go...

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3 Tips to Tell the Difference Between Typical and Unhealthy Teen Behavior

3 Tips to Tell the Difference Between Typical and Unhealthy Teen Behavior

It is sometimes difficult to distinguish normal adolescent mood shifts, reactions or rebellion from verifiable symptoms of depression, as they often mimic each other.

Read more for three quick ways to tell the difference...

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Finding the 'Right' Preschool

Finding the 'Right' Preschool

Sending your child to preschool is an exciting experience. Many parents feel overwhelmed about which school to choose, especially when there are so many options nearby. Here are a few tips to help you navigate the preschool search and find a school that suits your family...

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Adding a Dose of Mindfulness to Your Life

Adding a Dose of Mindfulness to Your Life

Mindfulness is living in the moment and focusing on your current experience. Although it seems like a trend or buzzword, mindfulness is evidence-based and has been studied to reduce negative physical and mental symptoms as well as improve overall well-being.  Here are some tips and tools for integrating mindfulness into your routine....

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4 Tips to Get your Teens on the Right Track this School Year

4 Tips to Get your Teens on the Right Track this School Year

It’s September and everyone is excited for a great school year!  You might want the transition to go smoothly, however there might be some obstacles on the road. Here are some tips to help your teen get started on the right foot this year....

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Back-to-School Stress Reduction in 4 Easy Steps

Back-to-School Stress Reduction in 4 Easy Steps

As summer comes to an end, many families are gearing up for a brand new school year. This transition often comes with a wide variety of feelings—excitement, anxiety, and anticipation are just a few.  Here are a few tips to help the family stay calm and grounded as the new school year starts....

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