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Six tips to improve your resilience

RESILIENCE: The capacity to recover from difficulties; toughness. Elasticity. Six tips to improve your resilience: ​Get connected Building strong, positive relationships with loved ones and friends virtually can provide you with needed support and acceptance in both good times and bad. Establish other important connections by joining a faith or spiritual community online. ​Make every…

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12 Calming Tips

Make a list. Take a walk. Seek connection. De-clutter. Plan and prepare. Prioritize: conserve your energy. Take a nap; reboot. When you take out your trash, do a visualization: you are taking out the mental and emotional detritus of the week. Schedule worry time; put off worrying until ‘the worry hour.’ Put together a playlist…

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Racial Trauma and Mental Health

Meta-analysis reviews of racial trauma research unequivocally demonstrate symptoms that mirror post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD): Mental Health. Psychologically, racial trauma can cause symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Arousal: higher reports of somatization when distressed (e.g., stomach aches, headaches, rapid heartbeat). Anger and disruptive behavior: more behavioral problems in children and teens Chronic Stress: depression,…

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What is Anhedonia?

Imagine living a life without the ability to relish the delectable surprise of a great meal, the joy of getting together with an old friend, the pleasure of a first kiss, or a triumph at work. People who suffer from a condition called anhedonia find it hard to enjoy much of anything. They are not…

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How to feel less alone: 10 Tips

Social media helps us feel less alone. When you click like on somebody’s post, it’s a tacit agreement that you are not alone. You are with somebody else and their statement of being in the world. The main distinguisher: Being alone is a physical description (meaning when we are alone, we are just not with…

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13 Ways to Fight Loneliness

A client recently said to me- loneliness is like being underwater while everyone around you is breathing. You can feel lonely by yourself or in a group. Loneliness is usually temporary, but it feels like forever when you are in the middle of it. Acknowledge how you feel You’re not alone in feeling alone. Loneliness…

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11 Things Children Need

Belief in their goodness A calm environment Opportunity to make choices Acceptance for who they are Freedom to explore Compassion Daily rhythms and rituals Laughter Time in nature Household responsibilities Unstructured time

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Anxiety is Bone Tiring Exhaustion

Anxiety and exhaustion go hand-in-hand. Anxiety is a feeling of fear, dread, or apprehension. It can be brought on by a stressful event or by the way you think about an event. Sometimes people feel anxious even when there doesn’t seem to be an external trigger at all. When you perceive a threat, your hypothalamus,…

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Pet Mental Health and the Return to Work

How do I prepare my pet for my absence? Animal shelters and breeders across the country have reported record numbers of dog and cat adoptions in recent months. Our animal companions have been steadfast for us through our many months of worry, working from home, and uncertainty. What happens when our work routines change, sometimes…

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Embolden offers the ADOS-2, the gold standard assessment for kids on the spectrum.

Combined with psychoeducational testing, it helps provide comprehensive information and recommendations to help children and teens six and up.

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