New Year’s Resolutions – The Possible Dream

It’s that traditional time again when we hear talk about New Year’s resolutions, and sometimes make great promises to ourselves about what we’re going to accomplish in the New Year.  We tell ourselves this coming year will be different, and we’re ready to charge ahead with new zeal and new goals. We all know that […]

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Want to be happier and healthier? Practice gratitude

You’ve probably seen it before—gratitude (being thankful) is the adrenaline of life. Taking time to notice and reflect upon the things that you are thankful for can make you happier and improve sleep, help you feel more alive, and even strengthen your immune system. While gratitude might not be the “magic pill,” it’s pretty close.  […]

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Get a Boost from Doing Good

Most of us know that warm fuzzy feeling of doing good work, whether it is rounding up cans of food to feed the less fortunate, donating school supplies for needy kids or perhaps shoveling an elderly neighbor’s walk. But did you know that doing good for others also boosts your physical and mental health? It’s […]

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The Great Balancing Act

Welcome fall and all its beauty. The gold and red leaves against a stunning Colorado blue sky, summon the feeling of change. With fall, we surrender the chaos of summer and settle into routine and finding a sense of balance. This balance is demonstrated with the fall equinox, one of two days each year where […]

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5 Tips to Ease Kids’ Back-to-School Anxiety

Time to go back to school! Many kids are energized by the possibilities of going back to school, but others may be anxious about the unknown. A new teacher, a new school or going to school for the first time can shake even the most resilient child. “One of our biggest fears as humans is […]

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Looking at Your Living Space: When External Clutter Reflects your Internal Struggles and How to Overcome and Let Go

Summer is in full swing, flowers are in bloom, and as I look around my house, a shocking realization flows through me; my life is in disarray! People always talk about spring cleaning and decluttering as if it is some kind of ritual. But I’ve never really been the type to stop everything and deep […]

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Double Duty: 25 Tips for Caring for Both Mental and Physical health

“Without mental health, there can be no true physical health.”– Dr. Brock Chisholm, the first Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) It’s becoming increasingly more common to talk about mental health and physical health together. And, as Dr. Chisholm stated, you really can’t have one without the other. Both mental health and physical health […]

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Pikachu, Where are You?

“No, you need more candy to level up!” “I’m a Level 5. What level are you at?” You’d have to be living under a rock not to have heard something about the interactive augmented virtual reality game – Pokémon GO -that is getting everyone off the couch and walking into poles in the local shopping […]

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Supporting a loved one struggling with addiction

It seems like we all know someone who struggles with drug or alcohol consumption – a father, child, aunt, close friend. And often, when we have someone dealing with substance use and addiction in our lives, it’s our natural tendency to want to help. Addiction destroys families as much as it destroys individuals. At times, […]

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What Mental Health First Aid Taught Me: How to be a Better Friend

A few years ago, I was walking with a friend – someone who I had just met a few months earlier – and she began telling me how she was going through a rough patch. She was self-harming, misusing pills and skipping work. I remember a lot about that conversation: it was a warm summer […]

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