Managing Election Distress During a Pandemic

As if 2020 couldn’t be more anxiety-inducing, election time is just around the corner. Regardless of whether you’re on the left or right, everyone is feeling a bit more on edge this election season and really for most of us, the whole election year. With the emergence of the Covid-19 pandemic, massive job loss, mental…

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Affirmations: A Simple Task That Packs A Powerfully Positive Punch

Diving Into Your Daily Affirmations Struggling with mental peace not only affects our self-esteem but also our productivity. It’s hard to get through the day constantly thinking about past transgressions and the uncertain future. Quite often we turn to outside means such as the approval of others, distractions, shopping or even substances to try to…

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Mastering Your Mental Health With the Help of Reading

Reading Can Empower Your Mental Health Journey The United States’ schooling system didn’t really do a good job of getting us to enjoy reading as adults. We were so excited to read in primary school, back when it was a shiny, new concept, and we got to read engaging stories in beautifully illustrated picture books….

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Bummers and Benefits of Working From Home

When it comes to work, many of us can come across moments of feeling bummed or excited about working remotely. Beyond that, we’re here to help you identify some ways in which working from home can be either beneficial or a bummer for your mental health. Let’s take a look at the cons to working…

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How to Prepare for Your Online Therapy Sessions: Tips for Clients

If you are new to therapy sessions online (also known as telepsychology/teletherapy /telehealth/telemedicine), keep reading, we’ve got you covered. For starters, we would like to acknowledge that this may be a huge shift for some of you, especially if you have been doing therapy in person. You might be excited or even relieved that you…

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Demystifying Meditation & Mindfulness: 5 Things Everyone Should Know Before Beginning A Practice

My first attempt at a meditation practice was an awkward and naive insistence that I sit on my yoga mat on my bedroom floor for 20 minutes straight, and not think.  “That’s how it’s done.”, I had heard——sit and be quiet and the thoughts will just cease to exist. Within ten seconds, my mind was…

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