When Nothing is Truly Something

My husband and I recently had the opportunity to see the new Christopher Robin movie which centers on the Winnie the Pooh stories with which many of us grew up. It was incredibly sweet, nostalgic, and a wonderful reminder of some of life’s most important lessons! If you haven’t yet seen it, I can’t recommend […]

Social Media and Mental Health

Social media is an incredibly powerful tool for some very positive efforts, such as: connecting, story-telling, crowdfunding and other “social” movements that move society in a positive direction. However, much like other powerful tools, it can be a double-edged sword. With fire we can cook, weld and keep ourselves warm in the cold. We can […]

Goal Setting for the Fall Season and the School Year

  The end of July is quickly approaching and many of us, especially those who work closely in education, are beginning to feel the new school year creep up on us. I, affectionately, like to say that “fall is coming…” Shout out to the GoT fans. I try to use this time each year to […]

Conquering Nightmares in Children

It’s common for children and some adolescents to have nightmares. They are a natural part of children’s development encompassing a mixture of imagination and the realization that there are things in the world that are intended to cause harm to them. Nightmares or night terrors can make the bedtime routine chaotic to say the least. […]

Can Love and Passion Last?

I remember hearing my parents argue as a kid. When I was in middle school, I used to watch young couples walking together along the beach while holding hands. I thought that whatever they had in that moment was going to fail – my parents’ marriage failed so I concluded that all others would too. […]

Toxic Relationships…Opportunities for Growth

  Toxic relationships are defined as ones that often leave you feeling used, taken advantage of and angry not only at the abuser but also at yourself for allowing the abuse to take place. At some point you begin recognizing the patterns of abuse and toxicity and you may choose to walk away from these […]

How to Practice Self-love

 Veronica Zazzaro Mental Health Student, LSRG Assistant Self-love has become a household term in our society. It’s all over everything from our favorite TV shows to the silliest internet memes. Friends, family and coworkers talk about how important it is for our physical and emotional well-being and how necessary self-love is to work into our […]

What Does Progress Look Like?

What does progress look like? Well, it is messy, very messy. Are you sure you want to see it? Most of us are not so sure that we do – because some part of us knows that the path to get there may not be as “glorious” as the end goal.   We all think […]

Be True to You

Be True to You… Asserting yourself is more about speaking your truth and less about how your audience chooses to respond… Many times we are in situations that require us to take a position. Sometimes we may feel a certain way, but are not aware of exactly what we are feeling. The first step to […]

The Thief of Joy

You might be prone to feel jealous of other people’s success and to feel worse about yourself if you suffer from low self-esteem. This is why it’s important to perceive other people’s achievements in a different light. Not only is it unhealthy to let your self-esteem be swayed by what other people are doing, it […]

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