Mental Illness Awareness Week

Mental Illness Awareness Week

This first full week of October marks Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW).  Since 1990, when Congress made this event official, MIAW has been a national campaign to raise awareness of mental illness. Mental illness deserves our attention more than just one week out of the year; however, this week serves as a useful reminder that

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Grace and Gratitude In a Pandemic

Grace and Gratitude In a Pandemic

Parents, Teachers, Employers: We are headed into an unprecedented time in the next 6-10 months as we embark on a school year defined by a pandemic. Sure, we had a few months of emergency distance learning in the Spring but the expectations were much more relaxed than they will be in the fall. If you

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Curiosity is Key

Curiosity is Key

These past few months of 2020 have been weighing heavily on our world and our society, and we find ourselves with a great opportunity to explore the discomfort that has surfaced. The discomfort can come from a multitude of things, but in any case, the exploration of these uncomfortable parts of ourselves and our world

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“Serenity now!”

“Serenity now!”

“Serenity now!” That has been the ongoing quarantine joke at our house (my husband enjoys watching old Seinfeld episodes). My husband and I tend to use humor as a coping mechanism these days. Life has changed dramatically over the past few months, and sometimes finding humor in a situation can dissipate frustrations as we learn

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Change

Change

We are two months into the new year; how are you doing with your New Year’s resolutions? Maybe you don’t make resolutions, or maybe you make resolutions and find yourself giving up after feeling like you’ve failed. No matter where you fall on the spectrum, many of us share a common desire to make positive

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