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Meditation doesn’t do the dishes: Self-care tips for parents with burnout

There’s a difference between self-soothing and self-care. The former offers short-term relief while the latter can contribute to greater wellbeing that lasts. Self-care for parents isn’t the same as me-time or self-improvement. It’s sustainable, nourishing, and compassionate.  Checking in with yourself doesn’t have to feel like another chore, and you…

US adults in counseling are feeling stressed, fearful, depressed, and hopeless about the presidential election, according to survey of mental health professionals

Fredericksburg, VA. 10/20/2020 — Amid a jarring presidential election and an overall difficult year, US adults in counseling are feeling stressed, fearful, depressed, and/or hopeless about the election. This, according to a survey conducted by Thriveworks Counseling and completed by 275 mental health professionals. Are your clients talking about election-related…

Election depression: Managing feelings of despair and hopelessness during and after the election

Election season is—and always has been—stressful. So stressful, in fact, that Couples Therapist Steven Stosny created the term “election stress disorder,” which describes a state of complete and utter stress caused by the election. Think: Smear campaigns on both sides of the political aisle, nonstop news alerts, social media feuds,…

Self-care isn’t just the latest trend: Taking a bath, watching Netflix, napping, and other underrated activities can improve your mental and emotional wellness

What do you look forward to at the end of a long day or week? Maybe it’s a bubble bath with your favorite book in hand. Or, maybe it’s watching the next episode of your current Netflix binge. Whatever it is, it probably centers around taking a well-deserved break—letting your…

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