Cause of Death: Boredom

When was the last time you were bored? Sitting at a red traffic light waiting for it to turn? Waiting in line at the coffee shop? Now more than ever, teenagers and adults are unable to deal with brief periods of boredom without pulling out their phones to open an app. In a world of more information than ever before, the boredom epidemic is growing. Our Minds Are More Active Than Ever The boredom...

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Mommies and Daddies get Anxious too; The Two Way Street of Separation Anxiety

Fall is here, which means that children are boarding buses headed to school while college students move into their dorms. While the back to school period is very exciting, it can also lead to separation anxiety for both parents and students. A new year is full of optimism and uncertainty, which means proper separation anxiety management is essential. Parents and Children Both Experience...

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Fill ‘er Up!

  “Optimists build aeroplanes, pessimists build parachutes” The glass half empty or glass half full conundrum has been asked to generations of adults in the office, at home and at restaurants. We’re joking about the last one! It’s widely accepted that we should all see the glass of water as half full, but putting that mentality into practice is easier said than done. Many...

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Technology – a Double Edged Sword

Even though it’s called social media, apps like Facebook and Instagram might be negatively impacting your mental health and relationships. It is important to have family time without technology every day to boost your social connections and improve your overall well-being. If technology has taken over the way that you interact with the world around you, it’s time to unplug and...

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Take Back Control of Your Summer Plans

Summer is the best time of year for cookouts, catching up with family, barbecues and pool parties. However, if you are one of the thousands of people coping with Social Anxiety Disorder, it can feel like one scary event after another. Instead of letting Social Anxiety Disorder dictate your summer schedule, use these tips to manage your anxiety and enjoy your summer.   Prepare Before going to...

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Keep Calm and Travel On

While tons of adults feel a strong sense of wanderlust and happily venture into the unknown, others struggle to cope with anxiety about travel. After all, there is plenty to be anxious about—boarding a plane, driving over a long bridge, feeling trapped, a catastrophe happening or a lack of order. Whether you’re a seasoned adventurer or nervous novice, here are some simple ways to soothe your...

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Perfectly Imperfect

Take a look in the mirror. What do you see? Even if you are happy with your physical appearance, you might find a few things that you don’t like. Whether it’s a childhood chickenpox scar that never faded, the shape of a front tooth or hair texture, we all have insecurities about the way we look. How can you accept your imperfections? What should you do if something more serious is going...

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Are You Dreading the Beach This Summer?

Countless Americans spend all summer dreaming of the beach and dreading it once they arrive for one reason—bathing suits. Something about the heat of the summer sun and the short length of hemlines stirs a lot of us into frenzy. Thankfully, there is only one step to having a bikini body—putting on a bikini. Why does society value appearance so much and how can you feel confident in your own...

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Raising a Resilient Child

Emotional health and well-being are vitally important for raising a resilient child from a young age, as we discussed in the last article about childhood trauma. The good news is that there’s a way to help your child develop resiliency later in life – by raising an emotionally stable child. And we know what you’re thinking. How are you supposed to take this crazy, emotional, wild...

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Tell Me More about Your Mother

There are dozens of therapy jokes out there. From the, “…and how does that make you feel?” sentiment to the vague answers that therapists sometimes give, we’ve heard most of them. However, one that we’re sure everyone has heard is something along the lines of, “Hmm, yeah, sounds like this goes back to a bad relationship with your mother in your childhood.” To which the client...

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