How to Survive Tragic News Headlines

Posted Posted in Anxiety, Self-care

There have been many tragic events in the news lately. Whenever we even look at headlines, we are alerted to heartbreak, both locally and abroad. Because of the 24-hour news cycle, messages about shootings, plane crashes, assaults, abuse and human rights violations are always present.

The news can be violent, depressing and emotionally-charged. It may feel like our world is deteriorating quickly, even when it’s not.

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The Power of “AND”

Posted Posted in Coping, Relationships, Resiliency

“And” is a word that we don’t often think about.  It is quite powerful Let’s start by looking at the following examples “I really liked your presentation, but I think you could make a few improvements” What do you take away from that statement? Do you think you would walk away thinking “boy, that person […]

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Child Psychologist Post: Managing Adolescent Grief

Posted Posted in Grief

Helping a teen through the grief process is not a new concept, but one that is often overlooked. There are many wonderful books for grief targeted towards adults. However, adolescent grief is unique and important to learn about. _______________________________________________________ I was 17 years old when my paternal grandmother passed away. She had been sick for […]

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Underdog Is My Spirit Guide: Lessons in Self-Trust

Posted Posted in Coping, Resiliency

It was a beautiful day on the equator, particularly on this stretch of the Andes Mountains in Ecuador. The sun was shining, birds were singing, and everywhere I looked the flowers were blooming in splendor. It was also hot, and the direct sunlight was intense. Although it was the wet season, it was uncharacteristically dry. […]

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Mental Health is an Important Part of Self-Care

Posted Posted in Latest News, Mental Health

May is Mental Health Awareness month. There are so many great organizations out there that are championing this cause, and pressing for understanding, awareness, and treatment of mental health disorders, including www.breakthestigma.org and www.nami.org. Please consider visiting these sites, and sharing them widely.     We at Hope Springs are passionate about bringing awareness and […]

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