Tag Archives: mental health

20 Free Date Night Ideas to Do with Your Significant Other

By Taylor Packard, MA, PLPC Counselor Finding intentional time for each other with the business of life and if you’re in the parenting season can be difficult. Date nights don’t have to be expensive or extravagant to make memories and build a stronger connection. It is important to fill your relationship up, so you can […]

Stream Into Positivity Through Music

Teen To Teen is a series of blogs written by teen authors for teens on topics that matter most to them. Please Note: “Teen to Teen” should be considered peer-to-peer advice and support. It is not given in place of professional consult or care. Music is a language anyone can understand: It speaks to our […]

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Take a “Parent Break”: Refresh YOU!

By: Tavana Darris Dear friend, This may be hard to imagine, but sometimes you do need time off from parenting. Don’t let anyone make you feel bad about this time. Your feelings are valid. Yes, parenting is essential, honorable, and rewarding, but that doesn’t mean you can’t take a break to help you reset. Mental […]

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Empowering The Fathers In Your Life

By: Jami McDermott All fathers are important and influence a child’s life. There are varying reasons why men either become active participants in their children’s life or do not. When the choice is to embrace the parenting role, either alone or with the mother, the dynamics of the relationship between father and child become integral […]

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Anchoring to Joy: How to Cultivate Peace in the Chaos of Life

This time of the year is challenging and often demanding. Beginning a new year can feel like starting again with the stress of new and remaining challenges. It can sometimes feel like the chaos doesn’t stop but shapeshifts into “the next thing”—medical issues, unexpected bills, family and friends in need, car accidents, storm damage, job […]

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“When Do They Go Back” – Tips For Helping Siblings Adjust To A New Baby

The birth of a new baby can elicit various feelings for everyone in the family, including any newly minted older siblings. Every individual child will react uniquely. While some may find their new role as “Big brother” or “Big Sister” brings pride, status, and new privileges and freedoms, others may wonder – “Why’d you go […]

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Healthy Habits For Managing Screen Time

Around six months ago, I noticed I wasn’t sleeping as well as I had been in the past. I was having a hard time falling asleep, and I would wake up several times a night. My typical routine was to get into bed and scroll on my phone until I felt I could fall asleep; […]

Defining Self-Care: What It Means & How To Make It A Priority In Our Lives

As a therapist, the most common question I ask almost all my clients is “What are you doing to take care of you?” The most common answer I almost always receive is, “Well, nothing. I don’t have time for me. That would be selfish when I have a career, kids, spouse, household chores, outside commitments, […]

Tips For The Student Transitioning Into College

Going away to college for the first time is an exciting venture which, for many, marks the beginning of a new chapter of their lives. While thrilling, it can also be a bit overwhelming to ‘move away’ and truly be on your own for what may be the first time.

How Helpful is Therapy & Do I Really Need It?

Life is full of experiences that provide great opportunities for growth and change, but sometimes they are difficult or confusing. We start to question the next step to take or wonder if we’re handling the opportunities and change in the best way possible. Though therapy has sometimes been stigmatized in various ways and by certain […]