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Avoiding the End of School Slump

As kids approach the end it can be difficult to keep them motivated. This lack of motivation often results in difficulties completing work, power struggles, melt downs, and sometimes even anxiety or depression. It is a culmination of things that lead to this slump and while not every kid will experience it, it is different

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What is Co-Dependence?

Co-dependency is an emotional condition that affects someone’s behavior and ability to have healthy and mutually satisfying relationships. People who struggle with co-dependent traits often have many relationships that are one sided or even emotionally abusive. They may also struggle to maintain relationships due to the inequality of power. These types of relationships are common

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Prepping For a Mentally Healthy Summer

There are two type of people when it comes to the anticipation of summer, those who rejoice and those who dread. As a child, summer holds everything that we desire: nice weather, outside time, friends, and no school or responsibility. As an adult, it still holds some of that, but also brings its own set

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Coping With Political Stress and Conflict

It’s politics season. Some people love it, some people loathe it and chances are those people often collide. For those who love it the constant media coverage, social media debates, and discussions are enjoyable and often invigorating. For those who loathe it, it can be stressful, hurtful, and exhausting. Whether you agree with candidates, fear

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Challenging Cognitive Distortions

Cognitive distortions come in many forms; however, they consistently result in excessive worry. Basically, cognitive distortions are exaggerated and irrational thoughts that lead to worry and negatively impact our functioning and quality of life. So what do we do to rid ourselves of these destructive thoughts? Cognitive Behavioral Therapy teaches cognitive challenging, or ways to

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The Different Types of Self-Care

Self-care is simply that, the act of caring for yourself. During the times we need it the most, or high stress times in our life, is when we do it the least. These self-care acts do not have to be complicated or long, but can be if that is what you need. When you become

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The Monday Morning Routine

Mondays. People don’t like them and in general dread them. They are the end of the weekend and the start of the work week. It is the day that is usually started off with too little sleep, not enough preparation, and a general lack of excitement. Even those who love their jobs often start the

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How To Stop Procrastinating

Procrastination is one of the most common problems we face today as a society. Most of the time we know that it is a problem, we know that we need to fix it, and we know that putting the effort in will be beneficial. What we don’t know is why it is a problem or

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What is Social Thinking?

Social thinking, or social cognition, refers to what we do any time we are interacting with someone, sharing space with someone, or basically engaging in any activity that requires our social interpretation of and reaction to the situations. We read and use the context of a situation through considering the thoughts, emotions, and intentions of

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Avoiding the End of School Slump

As kids approach the end it can be difficult to keep them motivated. This lack of motivation often results in difficulties completing work, power struggles, melt downs, and sometimes even anxiety or depression. It is a culmination of things that lead to this slump and while not every kid will experience it, it is different

Details »

What is Co-Dependence?

Co-dependency is an emotional condition that affects someone’s behavior and ability to have healthy and mutually satisfying relationships. People who struggle with co-dependent traits often have many relationships that are one sided or even emotionally abusive. They may also struggle to maintain relationships due to the inequality of power. These types of relationships are common

Details »

Prepping For a Mentally Healthy Summer

There are two type of people when it comes to the anticipation of summer, those who rejoice and those who dread. As a child, summer holds everything that we desire: nice weather, outside time, friends, and no school or responsibility. As an adult, it still holds some of that, but also brings its own set

Details »

Coping With Political Stress and Conflict

It’s politics season. Some people love it, some people loathe it and chances are those people often collide. For those who love it the constant media coverage, social media debates, and discussions are enjoyable and often invigorating. For those who loathe it, it can be stressful, hurtful, and exhausting. Whether you agree with candidates, fear

Details »

Challenging Cognitive Distortions

Cognitive distortions come in many forms; however, they consistently result in excessive worry. Basically, cognitive distortions are exaggerated and irrational thoughts that lead to worry and negatively impact our functioning and quality of life. So what do we do to rid ourselves of these destructive thoughts? Cognitive Behavioral Therapy teaches cognitive challenging, or ways to

Details »

The Different Types of Self-Care

Self-care is simply that, the act of caring for yourself. During the times we need it the most, or high stress times in our life, is when we do it the least. These self-care acts do not have to be complicated or long, but can be if that is what you need. When you become

Details »

The Monday Morning Routine

Mondays. People don’t like them and in general dread them. They are the end of the weekend and the start of the work week. It is the day that is usually started off with too little sleep, not enough preparation, and a general lack of excitement. Even those who love their jobs often start the

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How To Stop Procrastinating

Procrastination is one of the most common problems we face today as a society. Most of the time we know that it is a problem, we know that we need to fix it, and we know that putting the effort in will be beneficial. What we don’t know is why it is a problem or

Details »

What is Social Thinking?

Social thinking, or social cognition, refers to what we do any time we are interacting with someone, sharing space with someone, or basically engaging in any activity that requires our social interpretation of and reaction to the situations. We read and use the context of a situation through considering the thoughts, emotions, and intentions of

Details »