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It's important to be mindful when eating and put away distractions like phones and other screens
"You really shouldn’t eat that.” “Carbs are bad.” “This has way too many calories.” “You haven’t earned a dish of ice cream.” Every day we are bombarded by these kinds of “diet culture” messages. TV, magazines, and social media tell us we aren’t good enough, and the only way to...
Maintaining sobriety in the summer can pose unique challenges
When you’re in recovery, every season (and month and week and day) poses its own challenges. Staying on a sober path can be especially daunting in summer, as outdoor get-togethers and holiday celebrations often involve alcohol. The hot weather, social time by the lake or pool, and overflowing coolers can...
Sitting on a dock by a lake is one way you can get outdoors, and a good place to reflect on life.
After a long, harsh winter, we warmly welcome the summer months! This season provides us several opportunities to practice good mental health. Here are some tips to improve your mental health and make the most of the summer: Get outdoors: Exposure to the sun is the most natural form of...
Music, bubbles, dancing, writing and pets can all play a role in regulating emotions
Little bodies can be stressed with big emotions. Frustration, anger, anxiety can bubble up quickly and be hard to rein in without the right tools. Learning how to regulate these feelings can be fun! Lots of regulation strategies for kids look suspiciously like play. Here are 12 tools you can...
Self-care can reduce stress and anxiety
There are always a handful of roles that each of us are juggling. If you are a parent, a student, an employee, a caretaker, someone struggling with a mental health concern, or are just feeling overwhelmed with the responsibilities of day-to-day life, the idea of taking time for yourself may...