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May 16, 2018

Lately it feels as if this country is in a state of constant turmoil. The breaking news jumps from one crisis to the next. Everyday issues become political and polarizing like never before, and with no end in sight.

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Up a Creek? You Deserve a Paddle.

Nov 07, 2017

Do you ever feel like you’re caught in a raging river without a paddle? Professional and private life can be disrupted by external pressures or emotional triggers that affect the quality of your work and emotional well-being.

Potential triggers of stress and anxiety surround us; a divided political landscape and natural calamities like hurricanes, fires, and floods can make psychological well-being a formidable challenge. What can career-oriented people do to...
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Dealing With Stress of 2016

Oct 19, 2016

All these things matter. It’s not easy. We get that. Along with Dr. King, we believe that injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We also believe that in times of challenge and controversy, we must choose to do something rather than just stand on the sidelines.

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Going Through Chaos To Building Peace: 2016

Oct 12, 2016

Wowzer!  2016 has been a challenging year for our community as well as our nation.  Do you feel like current events is just non-stop bad news?  It can be like a wet blanket that falls over us, or that rain cloud that never quite goes away.

The air is rich with news about the recent flooding in Louisiana where nearly 500,000 people were affected, police shootings,...
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Coping Skills to Reduce Stress

Apr 15, 2015

 When was the last time you had a breather?  It’s easy to accept the status quo and to make excuses that stress is just part of daily life.  American culture is well known for the John Wayne phenomenon where we praise people who play through the pain and accept difficulties as a test of stoicism.  However, here’s an alternative to that mindset: rather than allowing pain as something...
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Deep Breathing to Reduce Stress

Oct 01, 2014

In the previous months we’ve talked about different forms of anxiety as well as the importance of getting quality sleep on a regular, nightly basis.  This week, we’re going to explore deep breathing techniques which have helped many experience reduced anxiety and settling down in order to get to sleep.  (It’s important to note that there aren’t any clinical studies that we are aware of regarding deep breathing and...
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