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The Loneliness Toolkit: How to Boost Your Mood

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What is Loneliness? Humans are complex, social, emotional beings, and it’s natural for us to crave connections with others. Having a loneliness toolkit, tried and true methods to quickly boost your mood, can make a huge impact on how fast you recover to your true self when you’re feeling down. Even though we live in […]

How Gratitude Can Get You Through the Holidays

The holidays are right around the corner. ‘Tis the season to be jolly—so why is it that we sometimes feel melancholy during the most wonderful time of the year? The truth is, the time between Thanksgiving and New Years’ Eve can be a demanding time for many reasons. Between spending an extended amount of time […]

5 Tips for Surviving the Holidays with Divorced Parents

The holiday season is rolling in, and you know what that means – neighborhoods are lighting up like a Christmas tree, menorahs shining through windows, and, if you’re lucky, you might catch a glimpse of the cutest doggos rocking their holiday sweaters. But hey, let’s be real – if you’re surviving the holidays with divorced […]

31 Mental Health Hacks to Relieve Your Holiday Anxiety

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Anxiety. It’s a totally natural, normal, expected response to the dizzying blur of activities that happen each holiday season. Of course, that doesn’t make it any less painful or convenient. But with an arsenal of grounding exercises under your belt, you can bring down your anxiety to a manageable level before the point of no […]

Smart Ways to Tackle Teen Stress: Essential Tips

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Let’s talk about something we all face: stress. Whether it’s the end-of-year exams, holiday chaos, or just trying to figure out where to fit in, stress can be like that annoying friend who just won’t leave. But here’s the thing – managing stress doesn’t have to be a drag. Let’s explore some effective stress-management strategies […]

Beyond High School: How to Manage Mixed Emotions in the Real World

High school teens getting ready for graduation

Congratulations on making it to the end of the school year! Chances are you are moving up a grade or will be graduating soon. Quite likely, you are experiencing a mix of emotions: excitement, nervousness, anticipation, and sadness. Having a combination of feelings about moving on to the next chapter in school or in life […]

Stress: The Good, The Bad, and The Benefits You Never Knew Existed

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While it might be difficult to accept, stress is a part of our everyday life. You might think that all types of stress are bad, but that isn’t true! In most cases, we believe that stress is a negative thing that wreaks havoc on our physical and mental health, but it can actually provide us […]

The Mind-Body Teen Connection

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The teenage years are a time of significant changes and development, not just physically, but also mentally and emotionally. As teens navigate the complexities of growing up, it’s crucial to understand the connection between the mind and body. While physical and mental health is typically referred to as two separate entities, we tend to forget […]

Valentine’s Day Blues: How Is Your Teen Coping?

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February and Valentine’s Day usually represent a time of love and everything associated with love. Romance, flowers, jewelry, fine food, and chocolates – these are all good! For your teen, however, this could be a time of feeling isolated, unloved, alone, and just not wanted. Think about it. Your spouse and you are planning something […]

Why the New Year Can Bring Mixed Feelings

Teen girl with struggling with mixed feelings about New Year

It can be hard to admit to yourself that New Year’s Eve is not one of your favorite holidays to celebrate. It is supposed to be a time of extravagant parties, cheerful celebrations, a time for reflection, and setting goals for the new year, yet your emotions don’t match the festivities.  While the end of the […]

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