Keeping Promises to Yourself and The 5 Minute Rule

Keeping Promises to Yourself + The 5 Minute Rule By Atsede Scarseth What did you learn about keeping promises or making sure people can trust your word? Most likely something along the lines of trust is earned. This doesn’t only go for your external relationships. This is also relevant for the relationship you have with … Read more

COVID-19 Anxiety Management Tools

Maintaining Routine in Times of Uncertainty – COVID-19 Anxiety Management Tools   The human brain is hardwired to seek out stability, structure, and routine (Wiest, 2018). Our subconscious mind understands this construct to be safe, which in turn positively influences our mood and emotions. Additionally, routines promote predictability and can decrease our flight or fight … Read more

Who knew plants could help your depression and anxiety?

Benefits of Plants As I’ve discussed before there are many benefits to making nature part of your life. One way I’ve previously discussed to help with this is adding plants to your space and to your weekly routine. Plants are a fitting symbol for taking care of yourself: They need water and sun to grow … Read more

The End of a Decade

          As we come to the end of another year, the natural inclination for many is to begin to look towards the next year and focus on various areas of improvement. Perhaps you’re resolving to lose weight or exercise more. Maybe you’re considering a new diet or to save more money … Read more

When To Get Medication For My Child

Many parents ask when is it appropriate to medicate a child.  Many have strong opinions about benefits, side effects and lifelong effects of medications.  My thoughts on this debate vary depending on the age, symptoms, family structure and child’s characteristics. When looking at family structure it is important to consider what strategies or changes could … Read more

What is self-care and how do I start?

Deadlines, projects, tests, homework, and family commitments, there doesn’t seem to be enough hours in the day to juggle our endless responsibilities. So how do we make room for everything? Unfortunately, more often than not, the first activities we cut from our schedule are those we enjoy most – yoga, socializing with friends, or maybe … Read more

Is Technology Running Your Life

Have you found yourself mindlessly scrolling on your phone with no idea how much time has passed? Do you compare your life to the lives of the people you follow or are friends with on social media? You’re not alone in this. We are currently living in a technology based world which has its benefits … Read more

How do I know if my teen is struggling?

Being a parent of a teenager today is unbelievably challenging. The ways things have changed with technology have allowed teenagers to be social with everyone and anyone at all times. Along with the positive changes come some difficulties and worries. Teens are now not only being bullied in person but now over text messages and … Read more

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