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Connection & Disconnection in Family Relationships

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“We are never so vulnerable as when we love.” (Siegmund Freud) Human beings are social creatures with an innate need for connection with others. It is as essential to our survival as our need for water, food, and shelter.  We flourish when our connection with others is secured, and we suffer when this connection breaks apart. […]

Managing Back-To-School Stress and Anxiety

Fall is usually a sign that children are back at school, which can be exciting as kids are seeing friends and engaging in school activities again. However, it’s also common for children to feel worried or stressed during this season. Depending on their age, children may feel anxious about being away from their parents or […]

Elevating Your Self-Worth: Strategies for Improving Self-Esteem

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Low self-esteem can result from many different factors, including childhood upbringing, trauma, social or economic factors, and much more. It is important to recognize that, while it is completely normal to struggle with low self-esteem, this does not mean that it is something you need to struggle with forever. Consistently utilizing the tips in this […]

Igniting Your Creativity: Using Art for Mental Well-Being

Art has always held a special place in my heart. I can’t say that I am a great artist but I’ve always found the act of creation to be very fulfilling. Rather than fixating on the end result, I find comfort in the process of drawing and painting, because it allows me to connect with […]