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Body Image: Shifting Our Focus from Form to Function

As spring warms the air, many of us will begin thinking about summer plans, summer adventures, and — summer clothes. For those who struggle with negative body image, this spring may be an especially difficult time. Not only are we beginning to reengage with one another more in person but, we are also doing so […]

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Breaking Up with the “Moment Fairy” for a Happier, Healthier Summer

As we head into summer, vacation planning, and all the fun this season can bring, I wanted to introduce you to one of my favorite concepts. Its name is “the Moment Fairy” and I admit, it has spoiled more than one of my best laid plans over the years. It is my hope that if […]

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National Women’s Health Week 2024

Welcome to National Women’s Health Week (NWHW) 2024! Did you know that starting in 2000, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) designated the first Women’s National Health Week, encouraging women to prioritize their health? Followed by the National Women’s Check-up Day three years later, HHS has been designing evidence-based guides and public […]

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May 2024: Mental Health Awareness Month

Year after year, the culture improves in awareness, advocacy, and accessibility of mental health knowledge and services. In that same breath, we also acknowledge that great strides are needed. Concerns related to insurance, availability of providers, and a lack of health equity mean we have much work to do. Despite these challenges, we wanted to […]

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Tips for Finishing the Semester Well After Spring Break

Ahh, Spring Break. That glorious space on the academic calendar gives you a chance to get some rest, catch up, earn some cash, or even take a trip. No matter how you spent your spring break, once you return to school, there are only a handful of weeks before finals and the end of the […]

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Considering Going to Therapy? 5 Common Challenges

“If your car isn’t working you would take it to the mechanic.” “Mental health care is just like physical healthcare. Take care of your body and your mind.” “Going to a therapist isn’t weakness, it’s a sign of strength.” Ever heard any of these? Me too. And, as a therapist, I believe them wholeheartedly. But, just because […]

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Women’s History Month: Celebrating Women in Mental Health

As is common in history classrooms, sometimes we don’t always learn a complete representation of all the pioneers who contributed to a particular subject or science. This trend holds true in mental health where names like Freud, Pavlov, Bandura, and Maslow lead the way in many of our psychology and education classes. While these men […]

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What Makes People Fall in Love?

As captivating and mysterious as love is often portrayed, there actually is quite a bit of science to it. Numerous studies have attempted to tackle what influences people to be more likely to fall in love with one another and develop passion, as well as the chemical process that happens when people fall in love. […]

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What is Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)?

Hello January with your cold, long days and less light than we are used to. Are you over yet?! Many people start the calendar year with a lot of hope for a fresh start, only to hit what feels like quicksand when it comes to motivation and activity. You may have heard the mental health […]

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New Year, Old You?

This first month of the year can bring such hope for a fresh start. Maybe you are hoping for a new health routine, a reset on your financial goals, maybe it’s a new approach to self-care or relationships. Perhaps it is that long-awaited goal on the horizon but, you know it’s going to take some […]