Coping Skills and Strategies

Using Context To Reframe Your Thinking

Using Context To Shift Thinking

By: Kusha Giahi Imagine the following scenario: A person who never works, cooks, or cleans. The people they live with tend to their every need. Not only does this person never express gratitude, but they’re also often rude. They often push back when they don’t get their way and are reluctant to clean up their…

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Fostering A Growth Mindset In Your Children

Planting Seeds For A Growth Mindset

Did you know that our abilities aren’t set in stone? Research shows that what we can accomplish are impacted by a combination of our genes, our environment, and our mindset. Psychologist Carol Dweck, a researcher at Stanford University, says there are two types of mindsets: fixed-oriented and growth-oriented. People with a fixed mindset believe that…

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5 Grounding Tips To Find Your MECCA

Finding Balance Through MECCA Grounding Techiques

“Our Life Is Shaped By Our Mind, For We Become What We Think.” -Buddha This year has challenged each of us to find new ways to cope with unimaginable change and overwhelming uncertainty. We have had to make daily adjustments to the ways we live, learn, and work in order to get by. These unexpected…

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Mom’s Blog Contribution: Are You An Over-Apologizer?

The other day I met a friend for lunch.  She was running about 15 minutes behind schedule.  When she arrived, she immediately apologized for her tardiness (due to traffic, and still within what most would consider acceptable limits).  “No big deal,” I responded. Through the course of the meal, I noticed, that she also issued…

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A Letter To Students Coping With COVID-19

Elevate Counseling Megan Celestina

“Do you think we’ll still have prom?” Life in the COVID-19 pandemic I was hiking one weekend when I overheard a group of 4 teen girls talking about COVID-19 and prom. One of them asked, “do you think we’ll still have prom?” The others hesitantly chimed in, attempting to reassure their friend and themselves that…

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