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Less is more when it comes to your mental health

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. This year, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) chose the slogan More Than Enough to highlight the value every one of us holds regardless of diagnosis, appearance, socioeconomic status, background, or ability. NAMI reminds us that “showing up...
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We all have a part to play in supporting youth mental health

Adolescence is an exciting time of notable milestones, growing independence, and responsibilities relished by both caregivers and youth. Despite that, adolescence can be challenging. On top of the physical, cognitive, and emotional changes, today’s social demands and circumstances- think tech use...
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¡Tu bienestar comienza contigo!

El dicho en ingles traducido a "Si no haces tiempo para tu bienestar, te verás obligado a hacer tiempo para tu enfermedad" ha resonado con muchas personas recientemente. Es un simple recordatorio de que priorizar la salud de uno es importante y que el bienestar comienza con el individuo. A menudo,...
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Wellness begins with you!

The saying “If you don’t make time for your wellness, you will be forced to make time for your illness.”  has resonated with many people recently. It is a simple reminder that prioritizing one’s health is important and that wellness begins with the individual. Often, we are busy focusing on others...
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Five tips for creating powerful affirmations

Often when I talk to adults about self-care the conversation leads to changes people want to make in their life. These changes may be physical, emotional, mental, or spiritual. This seems natural as taking the time to recognize where we do and don’t take care of ourselves builds self-awareness and...
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Take time for self-care during the holidays

The start of the holiday season prompts us to be grateful and reflect on the meaning of celebrations, traditions, and life. Regardless of which holidays you observe, the season also comes with an abundance of tasks and expectations. Few of us have escaped unscathed from the challenges that we’ve...
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Give yourself permission to slow down

In the northern hemisphere, we officially welcomed the season of fall on September 22. While I can appreciate certain aspects of all the seasons, fall ushers in many of my favorite things: colorful leaves, temperatures cool enough for cozy sweaters and the comfort of a warm cup of tea. Typically,...
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Ease your child's stress about leaving for college

The summer between high school graduation and freshman year of college is cause for excitement and a feeling of pride. There are many celebratory events to attend and possibly even a college orientation. While it is a milestone that is filled with enthusiasm, it can also take a toll on the student’...
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