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social media and mental health

Social Media and Mental Health

  Evaluating the Impact of Social Media Usage on Our Mental Health In recent years, social media has become an integral part of our day to day lives. It’s hard to imagine a world without it. We use it to stay connected with friends and family, to get our news, and to entertain ourselves.  It’s

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caring for a loved one with dementia

Caring for a Loved One with Dementia

Caring for a Loved One with Dementia: Coping Strategies for the Caregiver Dementia is a progressive neurological disorder that results in a decline in thinking, reasoning, and memory abilities.  It is caused by physical changes in the brain and is the result of various diseases that kill brain cells, including Alzheimer’s disease.  Dementia affects people

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physiological symptoms of stress

The Physiological Symptoms of Stress

The Physiological Symptoms of Stress: Sustained Anxiety and Physical Health Anxiety is an incredibly complex emotion that can have a range of impacts on our physical health.  It is a natural emotional response to stress and can be helpful in some situations.  It is characterized by feelings of worry, nervousness, and unease and it is

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cognitive dissonance in the workplace

Cognitive Dissonance in the Workplace

Understanding the Impact of Cognitive Dissonance in the Workplace Cognitive dissonance is a fascinating psychological phenomenon that can have a profound impact on our mental health.  Cognitive dissonance is the feeling of discomfort that arises when you hold two contradictory beliefs, ideas, or values at the same time. It can be a particularly harmful force

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morning routine with children

5 Strategies for a Stress-free Morning Routine with Young Children

5 Strategies for a Stress-free Morning Routine with Young Children Mornings can be a challenge for many of us, especially after we’ve hit the snooze button one time too many.  Mornings can be especially challenging when you have young children, one or more who may struggle with going to school or resists essential morning tasks,

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5 love languages

The 5 Love Languages

Utilizing Our Love Languages as a Way to Enhance Our Relationships Love is a complex and powerful force in our lives, which can often lead us to feeling a range of emotions, such as great joy and exhilaration as well as heartache and dismay.  When we experience a sense of love in a relationship with

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Death Anniversaries

Death Anniversaries

Coping During Death Anniversaries:  Ways to Commemorate Our Loved Ones Sometimes it can be difficult to process our feelings of grief and recognize the external triggers that might call attention to these feelings of sadness, loneliness, longing, irritability or anger, despair, guilt and hurt.  A death anniversary is the date on which a loved one

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delayed grief

Delayed Grief

Delayed Grief: How to Manage Grief When It Shows Up Later Grief is a natural response to loss, but it doesn’t always show up right away. For some people, the emotional pain of loss can linger for weeks, months, or even years after a loved one passes away or separates from their life in some

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spiritual self care

Spiritual Self Care

Self-Care Series Part 3: Nurturing Our Spiritual Needs Spiritual self-care describes a specific type of self-care that focuses attention on our personal beliefs about what is meaningful and valuable to us.  When we think about spirituality, we might automatically assume thoughts about what is religious, traditional or faith-based. However, our spirituality is very much connected

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