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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...
Accepting reality can be a powerful coping tool
Sometimes in life we end up in situations we can’t change. Radical acceptance is all about fully accepting your reality in situations that are beyond your control. This doesn’t mean you approve of the situation, are giving up, or that it isn’t painful. You are still allowed to (and should!)...
Reducing your overall tension can help keep anger from boiling over
In challenging times, you may ­find that you have little patience with other people or get upset over minor things. Anger and frustration are complicated emotions that often stem from other feelings, like disappointment, fear, and stress. Taking some extra steps to decrease your overall tension can prevent your feelings...