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  1. What's the Connection Between Emotional Eating & Our Mental Health
    26 Dec, 2018
    What's the Connection Between Emotional Eating & Our Mental Health
    Emotional Eating We have all been there. A late-night fridge raid, picking at leftovers, creeping into the kitchen for a midnight snack or stuffing our face while driving. While these things might not be an issue by themselves, they can be a sign of something more going on. Emotional eating is one of the many types of disordered eating. These behaviors might not be enough on there own to warrant an eating disorder diagnosis but hear me out- because even if what we are doing is not to the extent
  2. Is Parental Phone Use Related to Increased Negative Behaviors In Children?
    22 Dec, 2018
    Is Parental Phone Use Related to Increased Negative Behaviors In Children?
    At dinner the other night...  I had the most interesting experience/revelation. As I looked around the restaurant, I realized 80% of people were on their phones/tablets versus interacting with the people with whom they were having dinner. I immediately realized this was not something new and that I had not suddenly discovered a new social phenomenon. However, seeing this scene did make think about my own clients. I work primarily with kids and youth. One common complaint or issue my kids have
  3. Three Types of Tears Left to Cry: Understanding the Science & Social Function of Crying
    05 Dec, 2018
    Three Types of Tears Left to Cry: Understanding the Science & Social Function of Crying
    The Social Evolution of Crying From our very first moments of life, we learn to cry. Crying is our first form of communication. It’s how we tell those around us that we need something or that something internal is not right. For young infants crying is a component of survival.  As we get older and our spoken language develops, crying is no longer seen as a healthy outlet to cope with stress. We tell children to stop crying and to use their words. We forget that at one-point crying was also a
  4. 5 Tips to Help You Heal Through Your Holiday Blues
    21 Nov, 2018
    5 Tips to Help You Heal Through Your Holiday Blues
    What Are The Holiday Blues? The holidays can be a joyful time for many, but certainly not all. It may be the most wonderful time of the year for some, but a time of stress or even dread for others. We commonly associate this season with splendid sentiments of happiness and love, and perhaps we do so to a fault. From Thanksgiving preparations until we ring in the New Year many suffer from unpleasant feelings such as fatigue, tension, frustration, loneliness, sadness, and anger.  The Holiday
  5. 6 Ways You Can Promote Mental Health Awareness and Empower Others to Do the Same
    16 Sep, 2018
    6 Ways You Can Promote Mental Health Awareness and Empower Others to Do the Same
    What Can I Do? Last year I began my journey as a mental health blogger. In this past year, I am happy to share that the most common question I hear is, “What can I do?” I have learned that although there are many obstacles to mental health improvement, the need for passionate individuals to spread the word is not one of them. Instead, I have come to recognize that there are a lot of willing and interested individuals who recognize the importance of mental health, want to do more, and don’t know
  6. Top 10 Songs About Mental Health (Countdown)
    25 Aug, 2018
    Top 10 Songs About Mental Health (Countdown)
    The Countdown During the month of August, we decided to create a countdown of songs we felt shared a strong message about mental health. We searched for artists who had shared their past experiences in interviews, but also songs that had meaningful lyrics. Music is powerful and plays a vital role in our society. Music is self-expression, creative, and can bring out a range of emotions. Join us as we give a brief explanation about why we chose each song. So, do you agree with our list? Please
  7. 14 Aug, 2018
    The Cycle of Coming Out
    Image of Coming Out Process The Process Of Coming Out Coming out is commonly seen as a one-time experience. The stereotype is often of a young LGBTQ+ individual coming to terms with identity, achieving self-acceptance, and deciding to disclose to everyone in their lives. The best cases are often sprinkled with love, acceptance, and nowadays there may even be a party involved. However, it’s important to remember that this is all too often not the case. This simplified view minimizes the
  8. Mantras: Verses To Live By
    27 Aug, 2017
    Mantras: Verses To Live By
    Wha is a Mantra?  Mantras are powerful statements that are commonly used in meditative practices. They can provide influence and inspiration to help us through difficult times. In this post, I will be talking about a few mantras that can be helpful and provide words of motivation for those who need it. I know many people may feel silly repeating statements in the mirror or even trying this for the first time, yet we do it all the time. For example, how many times have we told ourselves to calm