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7 Tips for How to Thrive—Not Just Survive—this Holiday Season

Lots of people love fall, and it’s easy to see why. Cozy sweaters, the smell of sweet cinnamon and burning firewood, and the crisp autumn air on a chilly morning all prompt us that fall is here and the pace of life is slowing down for some time. But others may start to feel a […]

5 Tips for Surviving the Holidays with Divorced Parents

You can usually tell that the holidays are coming in a few different ways…  … You might see twinkle lights wrapped around a row of trees on your street. … Maybe your neighbor’s menorah recently appeared in their front window. … And if you’re lucky, you might spot a neighbor’s dog in a red-and-green sweater […]

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 […]

Spending the Holidays Indoors: 21 Ways to Cope with the Quarantine Funk

Since the start of the coronavirus lockdown, you’ve had to come up with creative ways to keep busy.  After the coronavirus cancelled your spring break plans, family gatherings, concerts, and weekend parties, you’ve had to come up with creative ways to keep busy while doing your part to help fight the spread of coronavirus. It […]

5 Proven Ways to Manage Your Anxiety & Depression

Your teenage and young adult years are also a period of physical, emotional, and social turbulence. Dealing with life is even harder when you’re also battling factors like hormonal imbalances, bullying, stress, trauma, or even a genetic disposition to depression. The problem is that depression can present itself as normal “mood swings” due to puberty […]

Teens & Social Media Use: What’s the link?

Take a moment and think back to the last time you went on social media. What did you see? Maybe one of your acquaintances had posted a silly group photo of her and her soccer teammates. Maybe you watched another friend doing the Blinding Lights dance challenge in his living room with his parents. You’ve […]

Depression Symptoms in Guys vs. Girls

“You’re a teenager. That’s normal.” “It’s just a phase.” “You’ll grow out of it.” A lot of parents might pass off their teen’s symptoms of depression as a phase, or they may assume that it’s a normal part of development.  After all, the majority of adults can recall experiencing dark thoughts or periods of sadness […]

A Parent’s Guide to Teen Depression

According to the World Health Organization, depression is the fourth leading cause of illness and disability in teenagers aged 15-19 worldwide. Suicide is the third leading cause of death in 15- to 19-year-olds. That’s why it’s imperative to address mental health issues early on, before risky behaviors start taking place. Every teen experiences varying levels of […]

A Parent’s Guide to Teen Depression

According to the World Health Organization, depression is the fourth leading cause of illness and disability in teenagers aged 15-19 worldwide. Suicide is the third leading cause of death in 15- to 19-year-olds. That’s why it’s imperative to address mental health issues early on, before risky behaviors start taking place. Every teen experiences varying levels of […]