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What is this “Mindfulness” Thing anyway?

We’ve used the words Mindfulness Mediation a lot here and perhaps you’re curious about what it means and what it is all about?  We found this really neat short video for you that explains...

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Self-Care Outside of Therapy

Actual Conversation: Person 1: I go to therapy every week, why do I need to do anything else about this? Person 2: If you do your self-care work, therapy is going to go a lot...

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Believe in Yourself

“Don’t waste your energy trying to change opinions … do your thing, and don’t care if they like it.” –Tina Fey Does it help to have someone else believe in you when you are...

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Motivation

Sometimes we all need a little extra help with something hard. Many people, including youths, start smoking and find it incredibly difficult to quit.  DoSomething.org currently has campaign to for people to help other people quit...

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Writing away the Stigma

I recently found out about this book Writing Away the Stigma: Ten Courageous Writers Tell True Stories About Depression, Bipolar Disorder, ADHD, OCD, PTSD & more One in four American adults will endure the trials of...

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Emotional First Aid

  By taking action when you’re lonely, by changing your responses to failure, by protecting your self-esteem, by battling negative thinking, you won’t just heal your psychological wounds, you will build emotional resilience, you...

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A kind word

 “Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn...

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Trust Somebody

Now when you’re outta your mind Working that blind To turn it around you better trust somebody Look at yourself you like what you see If you want something else you better trust somebody...

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Making Yourself a Priority

“If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.” –Vincent van Gogh How do you make your mental health a priority...

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Breathe with Me

Breathe in, Breathe out, slowly, deeply. Click on the image to have the gif help you pattern your breath. Lot’s of things can trigger anxiety, having something visual to focus your breathing on can...