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Negative Thoughts are a Barking Dog

During this pandemic, I've gotten back into running as a way to foster my physical and mental health. One of my worst fears as a runner is being chased and attacked by a dog as I run through local areas.If you had asked me a few months ago, "How would you react if a dog was chasing you, off-leash, with no owner in sight?" I probably would have said...
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How to Deal With Stress

I write this as we near the one-year mark of the COVID global pandemic in the United States. By most accounts, stress levels seem to be through the roof. What can we do?

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How to Find a Therapist

Finding a therapist who is a good fit for you can certainly be challenging. Finding someone you feel comfortable talking to and inviting into your life can be a sensitive and vulnerable process.

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How to Overcome Social Anxiety


Most people who suffer from social anxiety are searching for steps that can help. Thankfully, the research does point us in a helpful direction.

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Burned Out? Here Are Some Burnout Recovery Ideas to Try

Burnout is the word of the hour, in 2021. How can we extinguish the fire and recover?

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What We Talk About When We Talk About Mental Health (In Search of a Definition)

Many folks are talking about mental health these days. What does it actually looks like to be mentally healthy, though?

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