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Emotional Health Minute: How to Stay Upbeat in Quarantine

We are in a situation like nothing any of us have experienced in this global pandemic.  The coronavirus has halted us in our tracks requiring us to hunker down worrying about health, finances, security, social connection, overall impact and when things will look anything like “normal” was before. Now more than ever we will need to find ways to manage angst, worry, depression, fear and the related anger...

Emotional Health Minute: How do you emotionally regulate yourself?

The range of emotions are all part of the human experience but sometimes we can get triggered in such a way that it’s not helpful, like when fear, anxiety or stress gets too firm of a hold.  When this happens you can feel out of control, irrational and generally uncomfortable.  It’s hard to think straight when you’re emotionally dysregulated! If you struggle with uncomfortable emotional states...

Emotional Health Minute: Feeling negative? Who do you hang with?

Did you know that emotions are contagious?  If you spend a lot of time with positive, happy people, chances are some of that will rub off.  And the opposite is true when hanging out with the more negatively focused.  Humans being humans, they have a range of emotions and all are valid but be mindful of who your primary groups are and how you feel. If you have a tendency to go dark yourself or have a more glass...

Emotional Health Minute: One happiness Rx?

Ok – so happiness can’t possibly boil down to one solitary thing, however many researchers believe that if you HAD to it would be gratitude.  Gratitude can not only be the path to a more life satisfaction but even improve your heart. But being “grateful” isn’t necessarily easy, especially if you are prone to a strong negativity bias.  (The glass half empty vs half full world...

Emotional Health Minute: Getting enough sleep?

Getting enough sleep is more important than you might think.  It not only resets the nervous system but consolidates learnings from that day and fosters physical health in heart, lungs and immune system.  According to Linda Graham, MFT, “Researchers have found that 97.5% of the population need between 7 and 9 hours of sleep a night yet, on the average, Americans get 6.5 hours of sleep per night.” How...

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