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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