Articles from the Newsleter

Am I ready for change?

Change is an inevitable and constant part of our lives, but that doesn’t mean it’s always clear or easy. Since we can’t prevent change, the key is to help ourselves become better at managing it, and understanding these five steps can help: Precontemplation. This is...

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Why does getting out and walking help me feel better?

Most people start walking, jogging, or biking as a way to shed excess pounds. They know there are many benefits to physical fitness, but human nature usually needs some kind of motivation to move -- and that’s often a look in the mirror. Many others started outdoor...

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Is there a truly effective treatment for trauma?

You thought you’d come past it. There was a time when it entered every waking thought and too many dreams, but that was long ago. Last month, it started coming back to you. While walking your dog along the trail, a child on a bike rode by and the memories came back...

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What should I expect from a therapist?

Whether you’ve never been to a therapist or have previously talked with another one, the process of finding the right counselor to help you with your needs can be daunting. Your first appointment with the counselor should focus on getting to know one another and...

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How do I choose the right therapist?

If you’re seeking someone to help you understand and work through life’s challenges, it can be hard to know which way to turn. You’ll find psychologists, psychiatrists, therapists, life coaches, counselors, analysts, social workers, spiritual advisors, and so many...

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Should I try medication or not?

Nicole is at her wit’s end. She had another call from the Jacob’s principal about his behavior, and his teacher and the school counselor have both recommended she ask his pediatrician to put him on medication that will help him calm down and concentrate in class. But...

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Is this anxiety or normal worry?

It’s been a busy morning hustling the kids to school, dropping the car off at the dealer for that repair, and getting back home in time for the Zoom meeting with the team. As you sip your coffee and try to concentrate on what the boss is saying, you notice your heart...

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Am I depressed or just sad?

There are days you wonder whether it’s even worth getting out of bed in the morning. You slog through the day as if everything is a routine, struggling to smile when a friend or co-worker passes by. The things you usually enjoy seem dull and boring, and when you have...

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Leader’s lines: What is mental health?

Between the pandemic, the Olympics, and everything in between, it seems mental health is one of the biggest topics of discussion these days. But what exactly do we mean when we talk about mental health? During the years I prepared for my career, I spent a lot of time...

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When you want to become more resilient

Resilience is a term for the ability to bounce back from difficult situations or challenges in life, whether that’s some kind of professional setback or a personal loss. You can become more resilient by following three remarkable simple strategies: 1. Be present. Many...

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