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6 Tips for Improving Your Communication

November 18, 2021

1. Give active listening – being present and tuning in to your partner’s feelings Active listening is a powerful technique that promotes empathy and understanding. The listener’s goal is to listen attentively to what the speaker… Continue reading

Practicing Self-Compassion

November 11, 2021

Our graduate intern Mattie McClaskey shared with us some great insight on self compassion below! Imagine sitting across from a good friend and listening to their distress over a mistake they made at work. Clearly… Continue reading

What is Emotional Intelligence

November 4, 2021

Emotional intelligence, sometimes called EQ, is the ability to identify, understand, and manage one’s own emotions. It also is the ability to perceive and understand other people’s emotions.  This has been found to significantly impact… Continue reading

Set Boundaries to Manage Stress

October 21, 2021

For some of us, setting boundaries and knowing when to say “no” to things can be difficult. We may feel tempted to keep saying “yes” out of guilt, or struggle with an inner conflict, thinking… Continue reading

Making Friends: 3 Easy Ways

October 14, 2021

Making friends as an adult can be challenging, let alone while we are still in the midst of a global pandemic. Even so, with more vaccinations available and more things opening up, you can still… Continue reading

Finding Focus in a Time of Distraction

September 30, 2021

It’s well known that distractions and disruptions to routine can interfere with your focus—but it’s rare that we have to deal with massive distractions on a global scale. COVID-19 has disrupted the way we live… Continue reading

Manage Anxiety by Slowing Down

September 23, 2021

When we become anxious or stressed, our automatic response is to speed up. This is a direct result of the fight-or-flight response with which our nervous system is programmed. In an emergency speeding up makes… Continue reading