How Do We Manage “Re-Entry Anxiety”
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How Do We Manage “Re-Entry Anxiety”

How Do We Manage “Re-Entry Anxiety?” How it Developed and Tips on How to Reduce It By Shannan Blum, LMFT, CCATP-CA   It’s everywhere right now. Can y’all feel it? Kids are hummin’ with it, Moms and Dads are feelin’ it, too. Employers are not exempt, either! It’s the mix and presence of both hopeful…

HALT to Manage Tough Emotions
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HALT to Manage Tough Emotions

Many of our behaviors stem from something deeper, so take a moment to HALT and check in with yourself. ⁠ Step back and evaluate, “Am I feeling…”⁠ ⁠ Hungry. (Do I need something?) -Find what will fill you.⁠ ⁠ Hunger can be either physical or emotional. We generally feel bad when we are hungry. You…

Coping Toolbox for Stress
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Coping Toolbox for Stress

Creating a Coping Toolbox for Stress If you are like us, you’re probably wondering why in heck your kid (s) are doing some things during this pandemic. We’ve been hearing from lots of clients about toileting accidents, baby talk, clinginess, constant requests, irritability, refusal to do common tasks, and binging on technology. I’ll tell you…

Are Your Relationships Meaningful? – Here’s How to Tell
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Are Your Relationships Meaningful? – Here’s How to Tell

As we grow and mature, we gain new relationships as we go on. Some are romantic, while others are friendly. And still others are professional. When you form relationships, you may wonder: How do I know if my relationships are meaningful? It’s not always easy to tell, especially since many relationships nowadays are quite superficial….

Debunking Motherhood Myths – Here’s What You Need to Know
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Debunking Motherhood Myths – Here’s What You Need to Know

Motherhood is not for the faint of heart. Expectations are heaped upon mothers in countless ways. Myths disguised as truth are everywhere. They might tell us that if we don’t discipline our child the right way, feed them a certain way, or follow the right parenting philosophy, we are failing our children. Those are just…

The Psychology of Success: What Does It Mean to Have a Growth Mindset?
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The Psychology of Success: What Does It Mean to Have a Growth Mindset?

According to research done by Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck, people either have a fixed mindset or a growth mindset.  These terms refer to how we grow and learn as people. When it comes to these different types of mindset, learning whether you have a growth mindset or a fixed mindset can help you to…

Still Sad Although It’s Been a While – How Long Does It Take to Recover from Divorce?
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Still Sad Although It’s Been a While – How Long Does It Take to Recover from Divorce?

When you’re going through a divorce, it’s important to remember you’re experiencing a loss. Whether you ended things on amicable terms or things hadn’t been going well for a long time, it’s still an ending.  As a result, it’s normal to grieve.  There are plenty of external factors you experience when recovering from a divorce….

4 Science-Backed, Long-Lasting Benefits of Practicing Gratitude
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4 Science-Backed, Long-Lasting Benefits of Practicing Gratitude

You’ve probably heard the saying that you should have an “attitude of gratitude.” Well, what if that saying was more than just something to make you feel good or to motivate you? As it turns out, it is! Gratitude is often an overlooked resource that we can put into practice every single day. It doesn’t…