“Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson When feeling heightened levels of stress and anxiety, it can be especially difficult to draw upon our inner resources to practice self-soothing. During difficult situations that tend to increase our levels of distress, it is especially important to have a self-care toolkit already prepared…

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“To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself. ” – Thich Nhat Hanh How often have you found yourself thinking, or even saying aloud, that you’re simply too busy to slow down and take care of yourself? After all, there are so many…

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“In order to understand the world, one has to turn away from it on occasion.” – Albert Camus In a society where an aspect of success is measured by the accumulation of wealth, power, and prestige, it can be easy to lose one’s sense of self. The stress of feeling perpetually dissatisfied, comparing oneself to others,…

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“When the well’s dry, we know the worth of water.” – Benjamin Franklin Most of us are familiar with the consequences of not taking adequate care of our physical, mental, or emotional health.  We typically feel depleted, drained, or frazzled.  Dr. Tamara McClintock Greenberg, associate clinical professor of psychiatry, discusses the human tendency to engage…

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