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Therapy, in your most beautiful mug

Recently, I’ve been frequently sipping turmeric tea also known as golden milk. In Urdu/Hindi, it is known as haldi dood. I like to call it healthy dude because I’m like that. In colder temperatures, it’s especially soothing to have a warm and delicious beverage. Turmeric, especially when combined with saffron and cardamom has significant antidepressant…

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The Late Night Call

For many of us in psychology/mental health, when the phone rings or a text pings late night, there is an immediate frisson of worry and concern. It’s a cold shiver in your spine. Bad news is going down. I work with a lot of young people, teens through 30s, and I am readily accessible most…

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Pandemic fatigue

Pandemic fatigue Difficulty with focused and sustained attention Feeling irritable or more easily frustrated Lack of energy; easily tired Pit or knot in stomach Not keeping up with regular tasks and chores Not listening when people are talking to you Feeling blah: as one client said, not up not down, just blah Running late for…

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On W’s

*Wins can be: Meal prepping something delicious for the next couple of days. Organizing and updating your planner or calendar. Cleaning a closet you’ve been wanting to get to. Catching up with emails. Getting some movement at the start of a day. Meditating. Remembering to take vitamins/supplements. *Wins can also be: Remembering to hydrate. And…

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Centering Friendship and Mental Health

Traditionally, the premise that partners are prioritized over friends has been the theme of many a movie, blog, and book. Recently, the idea that friendships may transcend and certainly equal romantic or marital relationships has received research attention in the psychology literature. Some intriguing conclusions from these studies: 1. A substitution for assisted-living or elder…

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MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY 2022

Dr. King was a prolific and eloquent wordsmith, very much in touch with his own humanity and that of others. Instead of posting feel good quotes that are out of context, I suggest actually reading his powerful work. It is a life changer. Five lesser known facts about Dr. King: He was not a pacifist.…

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The power of awe in the everyday

A good friend of mine (who is also a clinical psychologist) lives in Maine and has recently enrolled her daughter in a year-round outdoor elementary school. The vast power of the outdoors, everyday, as an education. We use the word awesome lightly. From a psychological standpoint, awe is an emotional response when coming across exceptionally…

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Self-Commitments

The philosophy we follow at Embolden is to add seemingly small but significant things to your life. Instead of taking things away; which actually leaves a vacuum that often fails to be sustained. Our strategy is Stones Across The River. Adding a few small things every day, every week, every month creates new ways of…

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On Toxic Positivity

Toxic positivity involves dismissing negative emotions and responding to distress with false reassurances rather than empathy. It comes from feeling uncomfortable with negative emotions. Toxic positivity imposes positive thinking as the only solution to problems, demanding that a person avoid negative thinking or expressing negative emotions. A generally positive outlook is not harmful. However, a…

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