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Overcome Mental Health Challenges to Thrive in a Post-COVID-19 Environment

During the past year, drastic changes across the globe have influenced how we live our daily lives. Many of us have had to adapt to working from home, have experienced the ...
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This is the face of stress and anxiety.

May is Mental Health Awareness month. Four years ago I am not sure I would have paid much attention but I probably should have for the 40+ years prior. Since then, I have spent ...
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This is the face of anxiety.

I was born into a close-knit Italian American family. I grew up in a household with two loving parents, a younger brother and my maternal grandmother. At a very young age, I ...
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Watching Mental Health in Transition

After a tumultuous 2020, the beginning of 2021 brought a small sense of relief, and several mental health capacities returned to pre-pandemic levels as a result. However, we ...
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How — and Why — to Bring Meditation Therapy Into Your Practice

In Buddhism, meditation is often described as a tool for taming "the monkey mind" — the human brain’s proclivity for bouncing from thought to thought. Most of these thoughts ...
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COVID PTSD in Doctors and Nurses: Overcoming Collective Post-Pandemic Trauma

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit the U.S. hard and fast in March of 2020, the country underwent the beginning of “collective trauma” — a life-changing and upsetting event ...
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Boost Your Memory by Remembering These Five Steps

The human brain consists of about 85 billion neurons, and if each neuron could only store a single memory, running out of space could be a problem. A person may only have a few ...
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3 Tips to Achieve the Focus of a U.S. Marine

Semper Fi! It’s the United States Marines’ official motto and conjures the image of a focused, disciplined individual who is effective under stress. As cultivating these ...
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