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Practicing Mindfulness to Reduce Holiday Stress

Not everyone approaches the holidays cheerfully. Some individuals see it as the most stressful time of the year. Common holiday stressors are related to budgeting for gift-buying, self-image, family tensions and reminders of past holiday hardships. Some may also spend so much time focusing on doing things for others that they overextend themselves. “It’s the ...

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Good vs. Bad Stress

Most people want to live life as stress-free as possible. We try to stay away from situations that we know will lead to frustration and anxiety. But did you know that stress can be negative or positive? Stress that is characterized as negative is referred to as distress. Examples of common negative stressors are relationship ...

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Managing alone time and loneliness during the holidays

For many, the holidays are filled with friends, family and constant celebration. People put socialization on overdrive and seem to take no breaks. However, for others, the holidays can feel lonelier than any other time of year. Not everyone has close friends and family to spend their time with during these cold few months. Some ...

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What OCD is, and what it isn’t

In our own ways, we all have a desire for order, cleanliness and assurance. We have specific ways that we like to do things and may even become bothered when these usual practices don’t go our way. We even sometimes will call ourselves “OCD” for liking things a certain way. Because we are all constantly ...

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Finding balance as a college student

College is a time in life where people can experience the most freedom. This freedom comes with opportunities such as academic endeavors, new friends and having extra time to learn more about yourself. While this freedom comes with opportunities to explore new things and expand your interests, it also comes with pressures from all around. ...

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Dealing with Mask Anxiety during the COVID-19 pandemic

One of the biggest adjustments we have all made during the COVID-19 pandemic is the incorporation of masks and other personal protective equipment (PPE) into our daily lives. Hospitals, businesses, and several entire cities require people to wear masks, and those that don’t strongly encourage it. No matter where you are, if you leave your ...

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Coping with Uncertain and Stressful Times

Crises like the coronavirus pandemic can create a great deal of stress and anxiety. Following these tips may offer some relief from mental health burden during these difficult times. Exercise regularly. Many gyms and recreational facilities have closed, but there are still ways you can get your heart pumping. Go for a walk or run; ...

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Four Tips To Ease Your Mood Swings

Mood swings are characterized by a drastic change in emotion from one side of the spectrum to the other. For example, if at one moment you are freely going about your day, and the next moment you’re suddenly upset, irritated or hostile – then you may suffer from mood swings. Mood swings affect both men ...

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Schizophrenia and Thought Disorders

The onset of serious psychotic symptoms was sudden and dramatic for George, a 51-year old man living with schizoaffective disorder. In George’s reality, a mental “Star Chamber” was holding him on trial for crimes too terrible to fathom. These fantasies left him wandering the streets shouting at unseen forces out to destroy him. Due to ...

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Spring Clean Your Environment

The flowers and trees are blooming and everyone is sneezing. It must be spring. Spring is a season of rebirth and change – and also lots of scrubbing, dusting, and washing, otherwise known as spring cleaning. If you are feeling overwhelmed by stacks of who knows what – the stuff clogging your closet, or the ...

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