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Your Stress Free Vacation in 5 Steps or Less

Your Stress Free Vacation in 5 Steps or Less

  Key: Relaxing vacations take purposeful preparation.   Living it: Make lists, buffers, boundaries and memories.   Clinical Concept: Blending Acceptance and Commitment Therapy ideology in a Solution-Focused Therapy framework to reduce vacation stress and anxiety.     “Taking Earned Time Off Is Source of Anxiety For 1 In 4 Americans, Survey Finds.” – Huffington [Continue]

Fitness and Fun: National Child Mental Health Awareness Day 2018

Fitness and Fun: National Child Mental Health Awareness Day 2018

“For too long we have been embarrassed to admit when our children need emotional or psychiatric help, worried that the stigma associated with these problems would be detrimental to their futures…Parenting is hard enough without letting prejudices stop us from asking for the help we need for ourselves and our children.” – Kate Middleton, Duchess [Continue]

The River’s Secret: Flow through adversity and anxiety

The River’s Secret: Flow through adversity and anxiety

  “Of all the virtues we can learn no trait is more useful, more essential for survival, and more likely to improve the quality of life than the ability to transform adversity into an enjoyable challenge.” – Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience   Key: A frozen river still flows.   Living it: [Continue]

We All Overcome

We All Overcome

  “Mental health problems are more common than heart disease, lung disease and cancer combined.” – National Institute of Mental Health   Key: Mental health is on a continuum like physical health, and should be accepted that way instead of an abnormal condition.   Living it: Become aware of your own mental health needs and [Continue]

To a Nourishing 2017!

To a Nourishing 2017!

  “New Year’s Day. A fresh start. A new chapter in life waiting to be written…and lived in this transformative year of delight and self-discovery. Today carve out a quiet interlude for yourself in which to dream, pen in hand. Only dreams give birth to change.” – Sarah Ban Breathnach, Author and Philanthropist   As [Continue]

Eating Nun’s Farts: Unique Holiday Treats for WPRB’s Unique Holiday Marathon

Eating Nun’s Farts: Unique Holiday Treats for WPRB’s Unique Holiday Marathon

  “When it’s time to bake big — anything from a 12-inch birthday cake to a day of Christmas cookies to a full wedding cake — preparation and planning will make the day successful and retain your sanity.” – SusieJ, Christmas-baking.com It’s more than a week before Christmas, Hanukah is in full swing, and most [Continue]

A First Walk With the Woods

A First Walk With the Woods

“Trees are sanctuaries. Whoever knows how to speak to them, whoever knows how to listen to them, can learn the truth. They do not preach learning and precepts, they preach, undeterred by particulars, the ancient law of life.” – Hermann Hesse, Poet Bäume. Betrachtungen und Gedichte   Please note that this session is described with [Continue]

Our Endless Resources

Our Endless Resources

  “The human mind is our most fundamental resource.” – John, F. Kennedy, President Some weeks, some days—some moments, even—are exhausting. Perhaps we’re feeling that right now. Exhaustion could have occurred as a willing and worth-while gift of our efforts, or as a sudden draw from an already dry well of willpower. Perhaps what we [Continue]

Ecotherapy: A View of the Field from a Natural Expert

Ecotherapy: A View of the Field from a Natural Expert

“The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quite alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature. [Continue]

Ecotherapy: The New, Ancient Path to Wellness in Wilderness

Ecotherapy: The New, Ancient Path to Wellness in Wilderness

    This should be “… of enormous interest for everyone concerned with the future of our species – environmentalists and legislators, industrialists and educators, you and me. Its message should become part of Western thought.” – Jane Goodal, Anthropologist, On the subject of Ecopsychology   Let’s imagine ourselves smelling the sweet loam of a [Continue]

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