Friday 5: Health & Wellness

Check out what we’ve been reading to support your mental health & emotional wellness: Google data shows that search interest in gardening this year is up threefold relative to similar time periods in prior years. This could be a good thing for our mental well-being, as a recent study found that gardening may boost mood as…

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Why Is Procrastination SO tempting? How To Move Past Good Intentions

Motivating Passt Good Intention

Why is Procrastination SO tempting? Procrastination is powerful because it’s IMMEDIATELY rewarding.  Think about it: You slowly wake up in your comfy bed Saturday morning. You don’t want to get up to go to the gym or do your list of chores. You think about the pain and discomfort that your previously created plan will impose. Maybe you believe…

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Friday 5: Kids & Teens

Check out what we’ve been reading to support your child’s mental health: Increased family stress, disrupted school routines, and decreased physical activity can all contribute to sleep disturbances, wreaking havoc on a child’s emotional health. These strategies for a restful return to better sleep (I love the “5 B’s”) are useful to help your child whether…

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Want Your Child To Share Their Problems With You?

Parents want open lines of communication with their kids. About both positive moments AND their struggles. In the current environment, it’s arguably more important than ever to have open channels of communication with our youth, as one in six children have a diagnosable Mental Health Disorder (nami.org). As parents, there are a number of things we can…

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Friday 5: Kids & Teens

Elevate Counseling: Supporting Kids and Teens Mental Health In The Greater Phoenix Area

Check out what we’ve been reading to support your child’s mental health: I love this “Ask the Expert” article about helping teens develop the ability to share their political opinions respectfully while not disrespecting others’ viewpoints; a skill even many adults don’t master. As parenting coach, Meghan Leahy puts it, “there is a line between interest…

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