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Holding Space in Times of Unrest

Holding Space in Times of Unrest

Holding Space in Times of Unrest Many have been at a loss in the last couple of weeks as to how to “show up,” move forward, or even just unfreeze during these times of unrest. The recent incidents of violence against black individuals have brought issues of systemic...

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Resources for the COVID-19 Crisis

Resources for the COVID-19 Crisis by Vinitha Pastor, MA, LPC We have all had to learn how to adjust to our “new normal” during this worldwide crisis. We have had to wear masks in public, cancel vacations, and busy ourselves with the things that never seem to get off...

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The “New Normal”

The “New Normal” As stay at home orders are lifted, many people are asking themselves what the “new normal” will be like, whether there was ever truly a “normal,” or whether establishing their own sense of “normalcy” will be possible. Some express excitement and...

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Learn Something New Everyday

Learn Something New Everyday There is that old adage, You learn something new everyday. Sometimes, this is said in jest, though I earnestly believe that we can take this to a new level of meaning. Right now, we have an opportunity to rethink how we use our time,...

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Loss and Grief

Loss and Grief Many of us are no stranger to grief and the many forms that it takes. Loss, similarly, is a term that is applied to many different contexts. While traditionally the idea of grief and loss refers to the death of a loved one, the concept can extend...

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Tame (or Tickle) Your Temper

Tame (or Tickle) Your Temper    Are your emotional breaks failing during the stay-at-home order? Perhaps you find you are running on a shorter fuse, are lashing out more often, or just cannot seem to find the patience you usually reserve for friends, family, or...

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Just Keep Moving

Just Keep Moving   Recently, it has become more important than ever for us to take care of our bodies. Restrictions, limitations, and closings have unfortunately led us (and without a doubt myself) to be more secluded, docile, and without access to important...

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Snooze or Lose

Snooze or Lose   Is COVID keeping you from getting some shut eye? If so, you’re definitely not alone. Over the past couple of weeks, we have been hearing your concerns: more difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep, or both! As our minds and bodies adjust to...

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Embrace Your Space

Embrace Your Space Over the past few weeks, a lot has changed - and that's a complete understatement. Workplaces, gyms, schools, and stores have all closed, and we're now stuck at home, limited to the confines of our space. We're creatures of habit. We like...

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The Grateful Mind

The Grateful Mind   Millions of Americans reflect on their thankfulness each year in November on Thanksgiving. It’s a tradition that often involves being surrounded by as many family and friends we can cram into one home. The more the merrier--a saying that rings...

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The Unwelcome Party Guest

The Unwelcome Party Guest   Perhaps you’ve been there: You’ve hosted a party or have attended a party in which someone arrives that perhaps would not have made your list of top people to invite. Maybe someone brought them along, your spouse said you couldn’t not...

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Paying it Forward

Paying it Forward   The images of people vying for supplies and food in the aisles of the supermarket, or the short-staffed hospital workers without access to proper protective equipment are etched in our minds these days. It seems like the best thing we can do...

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Cultivating Serenity

Cultivating Serenity With many of us stuck at home, it is becoming harder and harder to find the line between healthy boundaries with work, sleep, and play. The dreamy days of going to yoga, or meeting up with friends after a hard day of work seem a distant memory to...

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