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Random Acts of Kindness

Anxiety, Depression, Events
A new way to start the New Year | By Erica Marriaga, MSW, LCSW Photo by Random Acts of Kindness Generous, Considerate, Caring, Charitable, Warm-Hearted. They all have similar meanings. In other words, KINDNESS.  Every year, the day of kindness falls on 2/17. It is ironic that it is right around Valentine’s Day. RANDOM ACTS…
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Journaling in January

Anxiety, Depression
A new way to start the New Year | By Erica Marriaga, MSW, LCSW When was the last time you spent time alone, in silence, and took time to journal? If you can relate to me, you might be stuck in thinking of a timeframe. Maybe you take notes on your phone about your emotions,…
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Self-Compassion:

Depression
A new way to start the New Year | By Jill Hecht, MSW, LCSW As the holiday season comes to an end, it can be difficult to transition into the New Year. The New Year usually starts with motivation to set goals. We will exercise more, eat healthy, be more productive, etc.  We have good…
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Out of Control Emotions

Anxiety, Depression
And how to feel better | By Erica Marriaga, MSW, LCSW Photo by Pixabay from Pexels It is that time of year, AGAIN. The weather has been windy, cold, rainy, and there might be snow in the works.  You might be having a difficult time awakening in the mornings and might be dreading the holiday…
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Coping with the Holiday Blues

Depression
Reframing Thinking to Help Combat the Holiday Blues | By Jilesa Cowan, LSW The word ‘holiday’ typically conjures up images of bright lights, ornaments, food and bright colors. A piece that often goes undiscussed are the feelings of sadness and loneliness that sometimes come with the holiday season.  Why Do the Holidays Make Some People…
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‘Tis the Season to be Content

Anxiety, Depression
Reframing Thinking to Help Combat the Holiday Blues | By Jane Dustman, LCSW Photo by Amy T via Pexels While the holiday season is often labeled as the Most Wonderful Time of the Year, not all of us feel that way. When Daylight Savings hits and we fall back into colder weather and less sunlight,…
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Food and Mood

Anxiety, Depression
Fueling the Body with a Healthy, Balanced Diet | By Erica Marriaga, MSW, LCSW Photo by Kindel Media from Pexels.com Have you ever thought about there being a connection between the foods that we eat and the way that we feel? After eating a pizza pie with extra cheese versus a salad with tons of leafy…
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Anxiety vs Panic Attacks

Anxiety
There are no winners, but there are solutions! | By John Wohlert, MSW, LCSW, LCADC Ever have that feeling of sweaty palms, upset stomach, tension in your body, feeling like you may pass out, racing thoughts, hyperventilating, your mind goes blank? I think most of us have experienced those symptoms a few times in our…
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Gratitude

Depression
The Importance of Integrating Gratitude into Your Day to Day | By Jill Hecht, LCSW, MSW Photo by Ryan Christodoulou on Unsplash The fall season is a time of year when the leaves change and we can finally pull out our cozy flannels and drink pumpkin spiced lattes. The holiday season brings together families and…
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FALL Back to SLEEP

| By Erica Marriaga, MSW, LCSW Photo by Acharaporn Kamornboonyarush from Pexels Living in New Jersey in November linked with Daylight Savings Time means lighter mornings and darker evenings.  This creates adjustments for some of us.  What are your first thoughts when you think about early morning or evening activities and getting an extra hour…
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Self-Esteem: Soul Searching

Depression
Self-Esteem is Significant Photo by Ylanite Koppens from Pexels Self-esteem.  What does it mean to you?  The way you feel about yourself?  The beliefs you hold to be true about yourself?  Are you trying to foster higher self-esteem in yourself or notice that others could benefit from doing the same?  In psychology, the term self-esteem is…
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