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Night Out – But In

Can you have a “night out” without leaving the comfort of your home? Sure! Despite how much we may yearn for our sweats when we are working away from home all day, they may get old eventually. Lots of us have fun weekend outings we look forward to all week long where we can dress […]

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Mindful Walking

 A mindful walk is an excellent way to clear your mind of clutter and restore your sense of focus. It is also a great excuse to get out into nature. Several studies have shown that taking a break to look at or be in nature can have a rejuvenating effect on the brain, helping to […]

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Conversation Starters for Talking with Your Teen

What are two things on your bucket list?  Where do you see yourself in 5 years?  What three words would you use to describe me?  What is one thing I don’t know about you?  Describe yourself in three words.  What scares you?  What is something you’ve always wanted to do but haven’t?  What is your […]

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Healthy Relationships with Your Teen

Read the same chapter of a book each day and discuss it.  Find a mutual interest in a TV show or movie and watch it together.  Leave positive and encouraging notes for them around the house.  Be present.  Get up and move. Do activities together that at least make you break a sweat.  Get lots […]

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Giving Back – Look for the Helpers

When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, “Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.” Mister Rogers In times like these, not only can we look for the helpers, we can find even more fulfillment by being one.  […]

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Focus on What You Can Control

Often times our anxiety and thoughts can take over and make us feel like we don’t have much control. One way to combat this is to focus on what we can control. However, it can sometimes be a struggle to identify these things when we are feeling anxious.  Identify and write out some things that […]