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5 Ways to Deal With the Grief of New Beginnings

Have you ever felt sad about the idea of a fresh start? Although a new beginning can be an exciting time, starting something new can also bring up complicated emotions, like grief. A fresh start can happen at any time, but it’s something that comes up often at the end of the year as people […]

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Coping with the Stress of the Holiday Season

Despite the relentless messaging all around us toward the end of every year, the winter holiday season is often not the most wonderful time of the year for many people.  Of course, any time there are high expectations on a one certain time of year or event, it can cause distress. There is so much […]

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What to Expect During an Online Counseling Session

Are you considering online counseling? Online counseling is a great option for anyone looking for therapy services. It has gained popularity in the last year, but telehealth has lots of benefits not just during a pandemic, but all of the time! Oftentimes people ask if in person or online therapy is better, but the truth […]

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8 Ways to Practice Gentle Self-Care for Fresh Grief

Being freshly bereaved is an overwhelming experience. Any fresh emotion is hard to cope with, because when emotions are fresh they tend to be more intense. We naturally try to avoid situations where we experience high distress, but grief is something that we can’t always avoid. We all experience it, in varying ways throughout life. […]

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3 Ways to Manage Anger in a Healthy Way

Anger is often a misunderstood emotion. It’s seen as bad or negative, but the truth is there are no “bad” feelings. There are feelings that make us uncomfortable–anger perhaps being one of them–but all feelings are just data. They aren’t good or bad, they just provide us with some information about ourselves.  And anger is […]

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6 Reasons Why Crying Is Good for You

Did you know that crying is actually good for you? Crying is something that we all do, even if we sometimes wish we didn’t. It can make us feel helpless or small to cry because our culture sees crying as a sign of weakness. After all, babies cry, right? However, crying isn’t a sign of […]

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4 Ways to Grieve a Friendship

When you think of a breakup, what kind of relationship do you picture? If you’re imagining a romantic relationship, you’re not alone, but that’s not the only kind of relationship that can experience a breakup. Friendship breakups are a common yet poorly understood phenomenon.  One reason that we don’t expect our friendships to end is […]

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