Coping in Times of Uncertainty

COVID-19 is a time of the utmost uncertainty, as we live through the “unknown unknown” according to NAMI (2020). As the conversations continue and media puts forth a lot of information the anxiety and stress related to COVID-19 rises. This impacts not only the 1 in 5 people who have a mental health condition, but... Continue Reading →

COVID-19 …What to do…

While it appears many folks are willing to talk about COVID-19 with authority, the experts in the field say we still don't know a lot about it. We are encouraged to put space between ourselves and others. I've never actually been quarantined, either self induced or by orders from someone else, with the exception of... Continue Reading →

A Review of The Power of Two

 Welcome back to my review of The Power of Two by Susan Heitler. In our last post we began discussing the concepts found in Heitler’s book. We focused specifically on collaborative dialogue in order to set the stage for the upcoming basic skills. I also gave a brief overview of three different styles of communication:... Continue Reading →

The Beauty of Nature

Recently some studies have suggested that having a connection to nature is important for your mental health. One study reported that people who visit natural spaces often report feeling better physically and mentally. In addition to this possible positive influence, there are some public health benefits too. People who make weekly visits to natural spaces... Continue Reading →

Three Identical Strangers

Do you ever wonder why you are the way you are? Is it all because of the way your parents raised you or the decisions you made? Is it destiny? Where does your personality come from? The great debate of nature vs. nurture has been going on for many years. Unfortunately from 1960-1980, there was... Continue Reading →

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