Category: Wellbeing

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Technology is Stressing Out Americans

Technology is Stressing Out Americans

The American Psychological Association’s Stress in AmericaTM poll shows parents struggling to balance personal and family technology use. I hate talking on the phone. I find it to be a necessary evil. Many years ago, my wife forced me to get a cellphone. I had fought getting a phone, simply because I hate talking on the...

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Why Do I Have So Much Stuff? Getting to the Root of Clutter

Why Do I Have So Much Stuff? Getting to the Root of Clutter

Have you ever attempted to get rid of some of your stuff and realized it was much harder than you thought it would be? Do you look around the room and wonder how you ended up with so much? While items were previously purchased for utility, the rise of consumerism, consumption, and goods as status...

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Stuck in a Summer Slump? How to Cope With Summer Blues

Stuck in a Summer Slump? How to Cope With Summer Blues

It’s officially the first day of summer… The season of fun, freedom, and carefree living. The countdown to summer begins as soon as we ring in the new year, anticipation building until the final bell of the school year. Beach trips and pool days promise a sparkly highlight reel to share with friends in the...

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Is It Possible to Care TOO Much?

Is It Possible to Care TOO Much?

With three years of working with college students under my belt, I’ve heard students describe the necessity to stay up until 4 am, skip dinner and breakfast, and even skip showers to cram for an exam. I’ve also heard students explain their fear of telling friends “no, I can’t hang out tonight so I can...

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The Risks of Boundaries

The Risks of Boundaries

“Boundaries” is a bit of a buzzword these days… People like to throw this idea around a lot: when talking about personal space (literal and figurative), when retelling a story of an acquaintance who texts 10 times a day, or when a stranger offers personal and unsolicited advice. You may hear a friend say, “This...

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Grief, Loss, and Heartbreak

Grief, Loss, and Heartbreak

Let’s go back in time… I’m going to ask you a vulnerable and potentially scary favor: take a minute to think back to a time you truly felt heartbroken…whether this heartbreak was brought on by a breakup, a death of a dear friend or family member, or even the loss of a pet. Pick one....

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Befriending Your Imposter Syndrome

Befriending Your Imposter Syndrome

What is “imposter syndrome”? “I’m not supposed to be here. I’m a fraud.” It’s the sentiment casting a shadow over the bright ambitions of young professionals, college and graduate students, artists, performers, and interns everywhere. As graduation season concludes and a new generation of professionals launch their careers, some will be oriented to this phenomenon...

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9 Parenting Tips for Structuring Your Child’s Summer

9 Parenting Tips for Structuring Your Child’s Summer

As early June comes to pass, our compulsory educated offspring often limp towards the academic finish line. With bloody knees and sweat-soaked shirts labeled with their name and number, they stumble across the spray painted line like lemmings over a cliff, and in ranked order. “I made it”, they think, breathing heavy with their rosy...

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The Psychological Benefits of Volunteering

The Psychological Benefits of Volunteering

Want to work on improving your mental well-being this summer? Start out with helping others! My youngest daughter finally celebrated her eleventh birthday with her friends this past week. Despite her birthday falling in April, her softball commitments in the spring prevented her from hosting a party until school was over. One of the coolest...

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Doing the Work You Love: The Role of Anxiety

Doing the Work You Love: The Role of Anxiety

“If you do the work you love, you will never work a day in your life.” What a harmful statement.  The implications of the above are if you do not love every aspect of what you do then you are not doing the work that is right for you.  This is very untrue.  Doing what...