Beyond the Turkey

Thanksgiving is about more than wrangling the turkey out of the oven and politely chatting with your aunts and uncles. In fact, the true reason for the holiday is in the name—giving thanks. While it’s great to be thankful for the many blessings you have one day a year, the practice of gratitude is essential for the remaining 364 days as well. What Is Gratitude? Gratitude is a way of life...

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Dot Your I’s and Cross Your T’s!

If you’re a high school or college student, how do you feel when you get a C? If you’re like many students you feel frustrated, wish that it was a B and resolve to do better on the next exam. However, if you are a perfectionist, a less-than-perfect score on an assignment can mean depression, anxiety and a whole host of other negative feelings. Academic Perfectionism Academic perfectionists...

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Did YOU See What She Was Wearing?

Comparing your accomplishments, appearance and belongings to those of others is an age-old problem, but social media makes it easier than ever before. On a Friday night, you’ll see tagged photos on Facebook, filtered images on Instagram and getting ready videos on Snapchat, all before the events you are missing out on even begin! It’s hard to be comfortable with yourself when you are so...

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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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