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Present Moment Exercise

Present Moment Exercise     Let’s try a simple exercise to allow ourselves to be present in the moment     Place yourself in a comfortable position, whether it is sitting or lying down.     You can close your eyes or focus your glance to an object...

Where to Begin: Balancing the New Normal

Where to Begin: Balancing the New Normal     Last year, the COVID-19 pandemic created a wedge in our routines and schedules. In many ways, we found ourselves lost and confused like a lost child in a carnival. We had to keep ourselves tucked away safely in...

5 Quick Ways to Freshen Up Your Mind

5 Quick Ways to Freshen Up Your Mind

No one likes to feel like they’re going from one thing to the next, jumping from task to task, with little time for themselves. It isn’t until we hit a wall that we realize that we’re quickly approaching burn out. With work from home being in place, it’s easy to feel...

5 Steps to Refocusing Your Mind

5 Steps to Refocusing Your Mind

Feeling burned out or stuck going through the motions? Here’s a guide to getting your mind refocused on your goal. What is your goal and what does it look like?   First step is figuring out where you’re headed. This can be anything, as big or small as you’d like....

Tips to Reducing Anxiety for Test Preparation

Tips to Reducing Anxiety for Test Preparation

Exercise! Going on walks, running and getting moving at least 3 times a week will increase cognitive retention rates. Especially with tests that require logic and reasoning skills. Research has shown that exercise is associated with reducing anxiety and increasing...

Test Anxiety 7 Tips to Help You Prepare

Test Anxiety 7 Tips to Help You Prepare

    1. Plan a Schedule and Get Organized   Staying focused on your goal is critical to get to your goal of passing your midterms, final exams or a big exam. Setting a reasonable and manageable schedule not only helps you learn at a pace in which your brain can...

Keeping It Together for the Kids

Keeping It Together for the Kids

After years of yelling and screaming, my parents finally announced the big D word. That’s right. They are getting a divorce. While a part of me felt relieved, the other part was scared. I did not know how to talk to my parents about what I was feeling. I felt angry...

When Your Child Becomes Your Mirror

When Your Child Becomes Your Mirror

I stood there listening to my mother reprimand me for something I did not do. This time it was my little brother’s fault. Not mine. I am always getting blamed or scolded. This time if felt as if I was getting in trouble for something that was unrelated. As I listened...

The Disconnection with Our Phones

The Disconnection with Our Phones

As I sit and lay on the beach, I could feel the warm heat from the sun. I hear children playing in the pool behind me and families running to the ocean. As a newlywed, I watch as my husband, hands me his phone and gets ready to go for a swim in the ocean. As I watch...

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