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TED Talk: The Gift and Power of Emotional Courage

Research on emotional suppression shows that when emotions are pushed aside or ignored,they get stronger. Psychologists call this amplification. In this talk, Susan David discusses the concept of emotional agility—allowing ourselves to really feel our negative...

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Is It Okay to Vent?

Venting is a way of verbally airing one’s frustrations with others. It can be super emotional and intense. And depending on the way you handle it, venting might feel like a ton of bricks was taken off...

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Making Your Activities Count

When you’re struggling with mental illness, it can be very useful to have certain activities where you can divert your attention from unpleasant thoughts and focus on something you enjoy. This could be anything...

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Toxic Relationships

For years, I have been in a toxic relationship. This relationship was not always toxic. In fact, the first two years were pure bliss. It was not until we each went to college that...

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Self-Care Cards

We came across an article about creating Self-Care Cards for yourself that you can print off, design and slip into your book bag, purse or pocket. These little cards have really good tools on...

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What is depression?

This TED talk about ‘What is Depression?’ is a great way to share what is happening to someone when they are experiencing depression. After watching, is this something you think you might share with...

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Journaling to reducing stress

Do you keep a journal?  This article writes about how journaling, even for just a few minutes a day, can help you with your mental and physical health! Here are some interesting facts from the article:...

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How Mindfulness Empowers Us

Being mindful can have huge effects on you life! One way to help increase your mindfulness is to use a mindfulness app on your phone. One we recommend is Calm (iOS or Android) or...

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Music has the ability to leave us feeling more positive.  Plus, according to this HuffPost article, music can impact us by: Reducing stress and anxiety Decreasing pain Improving immune functioning – or protecting us...

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Social media: reflect back

Have you noticed that sometimes after looking at social media, you feel worse? Sometimes it is fun to look at social media, but other times, it can worsen your mood. It can be different...