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Experiments In Self-Care: Tidying Up

The following is Part 2 in a 4-Part Series of Self-Care experiments, conducted and reported on by the fabulous Psychology intern: Adra Brown. For more "Experiments in Self-Care", see Part 1: Mindfulness Meditation. Is a "Tidy Room" Really a "Tidy Mind"? We have all heard the phrase, “tidy room/desk/home; tidy mind”, and as children we may have even rolled our...[ read more ]

How To Make Lasting Change

It’s the end of January, which means the majority of people have given up on their New Year’s Resolutions. Only to try again next year. Why is it so hard to change? This next blog series will address the anatomy of change: First-Order vs Second-Order Change The Stages of Change How you can align yourself with the kind of changes...[ read more ]

Healthy Habits for a Busy Life

Life transitions, such as moving or starting a new job, hold both the excitement of untapped opportunity, and the stress that comes with change. During these transitions, health and wellness-related goals often take a backseat. What if it didn’t have to be that way? What if you had created healthy habits that were as second nature as brushing your teeth,...[ read more ]

How To Make Exercise a HABIT

"What if I told you, there was something you could do right now, that would have an immediate positive benefit for your brain, including your mood and your focus...and that could last a long time, protecting your brain from conditions like depression and alzheimers?" What is this brain-altering phenomenon? EXERCISE! In her TED talk, The Brain Changing Effects of Exercise, neuroscientist...[ read more ]

Spirituality For Mental Wellness

Whether or not you are religious, cultivating "spirituality" can bring richness and meaning to your life, and can improve mental health outcomes. "Spirituality" means different things depending on the a person's culture, upbringing, or religious proclivity. For the purposes of this article, I'll define the the term "spirituality" as: Being connected with yourself, with others, and possessing a sense of wonder...[ read more ]

Healthy Life / Part 3: Evaluate Your Progress

[This article is Part 3 in a series on creating long-term healthy lifestyle. Check out Part 1: Create Your Vision, and Part 2: Set A Goal, before reading part 3.] Kelly, had a vexing, gaping pothole in her neighborhood, on a road she travelled daily. Every day for weeks, her mind would be somewhere else, when she'd inevitably hit that pothole...[ read more ]



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