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You May Be Expecting Perfection and Not Even Know It

As young children we are guided by our parents, caretakers and teachers to learn, grow and expand our cognitive abilities.  We learn through modeling, direction and trial and error.  Most of us became accustomed to practice, repetition, testing and positive reinforcement.  We have learned that it is “good” to succeed and “bad” to fail.  And… Continue reading You May Be Expecting Perfection and Not Even Know It

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5 Ways to Cope with Post Election Stress

The extraordinary events of this election season and subsequent voting results have, unquestionably, created a tremendous amount of fear, uncertainty, emotion and anxiety for a large portion of American citizens.  If you are one of those individuals who woke up on November 9th, 2016 with intense sensations of dread and emptiness, then you are not… Continue reading 5 Ways to Cope with Post Election Stress

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Perfection and The 21st Century College Student

College counseling centers have been recently overwhelmed with a ever increasing number of students seeking mental health services.  Two such issue that appears to be gaining prevalence are increased anxiety and panic related disorders.  Let’s face it, college can be stressful, but have the pressures and demands of higher education really increased that much?  My answer would be… Continue reading Perfection and The 21st Century College Student

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Utilizing Silence and Stillness to Improve Communication

Although it may appear counterintuitive, knowing when to say nothing can be a powerful form of connecting with your significant other. However, being truly silent is not just an absence of words, it requires a quieting of the mind as well. Silence does not mean just biting your lip while your mind races on in… Continue reading Utilizing Silence and Stillness to Improve Communication