Category: Wellbeing

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FOMO: Top 5 Things to Watch Out for on Social Media

FOMO: Top 5 Things to Watch Out for on Social Media

Check yourself before you wreck yourself on social media. Welcome to our five part series on the “Top 5 Things to Watch Out for on Social Media”! “I Have FOMO!” – Top Things to Watch out for on Social Media Technology impacts the way we think about, understand and interact with the world.  Undoubtedly there...

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Stressed? Remember: You Always Have Your Breath!

Stressed? Remember: You Always Have Your Breath!

The Importance of Breathing I’ve lost many skills from my days as choir and theater nerd, but I’ve retained the most important things: a triple time step and the art of breathing. Unknowingly, I was trained in a ritual that’s an effective yet often forgotten coping tool we can access in our most stressful moments....

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Fake Health News: How to Be a Smart Consumer

Fake Health News: How to Be a Smart Consumer

Fake Health News Is Everywhere… As a health psychologist, I absorb information about health like a massive sponge. I live to watch documentaries and read articles about innovations in healthcare and treatment. It can be hard to know where to turn with health information, yet it is possible to tease information apart. In a recent...

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The PERMA Model for Happiness: You’re Doing It Wrong…

The PERMA Model for Happiness: You’re Doing It Wrong…

The End Goal = Happiness  Happiness is an end goal – the goal to which all other goals should lead. You want the new car, the promotion, or the perfect summer body because you believe these things will yield more happiness. Although material goods and improved life circumstances do indeed boost happiness levels, this boost...

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Confessions of a Neat Freak: The Psychology Behind Organization

Confessions of a Neat Freak: The Psychology Behind Organization

I’m a Neat Freak… WAIT… Am I Monica from Friends? I have a confession to make; I am a neat freak! This revelation came to me when I was in college while watching an episode of Friends. I casually said to my boyfriend; I have the personality of Chandler (Mathew Perry), he laughed and said:...

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Back to School Success: 5 Tips for Children with Learning Differences

Back to School Success: 5 Tips for Children with Learning Differences

Back to School Success: Starting the Year Right The commercials have started advertising back to school sales, the days that initially seemed endless with the possibility in June have suddenly gotten shorter now that August has started, and many parents, counselors, teachers, and children are envisioning a new classroom reality in just a few short...

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Relational Aggression: On Wednesdays, We Wear Pink!

Relational Aggression: On Wednesdays, We Wear Pink!

Bullying is a “hot topic” these days, though not everything falls under that category. There’s a more common way that we can experience maltreatment, called relational aggression. There are two types of relational aggression: Reactive, which is behavior in response to provocation with the intent to retaliate, so someone who was teased repeatedly may become...

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10 Self-Care Tips for School Counselors

10 Self-Care Tips for School Counselors

Dear school counselors, Thank you, thank you, thank you. You fight diligently for our children to feel safe, heard, and supported. You often put your students’ needs before your own (bathroom breaks, lunch breaks, any form of break). You are sometimes incorrectly referred to as “guidance counselor” when that is not your title (you are...