Category Archives: stress

From Mourning to Post Traumatic Growth

Our nation is in a period of mourning. It’s been over a week since the political earthquake and we’ve yet to begin our recovery. We’re caught in the early stages of grief, feeling angry and sad, far from the acceptance that comes at the end of a healing process. Whether we receive our information through news media coverage or social media sites, it’s all about adversity and uncertainty. Some people are frustrated or disillusioned and involved in targeted reactions – protests, boycotts, petitions. Others are feeling vulnerable and worried about their … Continue reading

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Let the Healing Begin

Are your emotions spent or are you still passionate about your dislike for the other candidate? Now that this most blistering of elections is over, Americans are faced with a task even more difficult than electing a President – bringing healing to a fractured country. This election, with its flawed candidates, unearthed major rifts in friendships and families as sides were drawn and opinions hardened. Now the country must come together and respect the democratic process that brought us our new leader. President-elect Donald Trump, Secretary Hillary Clinton and President … Continue reading

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Halloween: The Masks We Wear

We all wear masks at one time or another, pretending that everything is OK. It’s common to hide personal pain. But the bad feelings don’t just disappear. Transitions are complicated. You may be letting go of roles that define you, facing a financial crisis, or adjusting to loss and a new reality. Refuse to give up on yourself, and let the following tips help you take one step at a time: Look deep inside. Are you afraid of what’s in your heart or head? If you’re angry or depressed and holding back, … Continue reading

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Presidential Election & Emotional Wellness

October is Emotional Wellness Month and ends just before the Presidential election. We have 33 days to go, which doesn’t leave Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump much time to prepare. Hearing a plethora of divisive rhetoric heading into the final month often feels like a Fellini film. We watch it unfold, wondering is this all a fantasy. Are you stressed out by the campaign of unpopular nominees in a tight race for the most powerful office in the world? A lot of Americans voters claim they don’t like either candidate. Some no … Continue reading

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