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Having Trouble Sleeping? Try This!

Unless you’re a robot, you are aware that sleep is a vital human function. Your body needs sleep for optimal brain function, memory and concentration, muscle recovery, immune function, hormone regulation, metabolism, and so much more. Think about what happens to you...

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Lessons from Sesame Street – Part 5

This is the fifth and final part of our series based on nextavenue.org’s article, 5 ‘Sesame Street’ Lessons We Need Again as Adults. Lesson 5: When All Else Fails, Dance Watch how this adorable little girl freestyles with Paul Simon: https://youtu.be/G1dlWmrRstc You...

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Lessons from Sesame Street – Part 4

This is part 4 of a 5-part series from nextavenue.org’s article “5 Sesame Street Lessons We Need Again as Adults." Once again, Sesame Street gives us a priceless helping of simple yet profound wisdom. So far in this series, we’ve been reminded of the importance of...

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Lessons from Sesame Street – Part 3

This is Part 3 of a 5-part series based on nextavenue.org’s article, 5 Sesame Street Lessons We Need Again as Adults. Check out Part 1 here and Part 2 here. Our third lesson from the beloved children’s show Sesame Street is “Friends Matter”. Take a look at this video...

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Lessons from Sesame Street – Part 2

This is Part 2 of our 5-Part series based on nextavenue.org’s piece on 5 Sesame Street lessons we need to revisit as adults. You probably remember some of the valuable lessons you learned as a child from America’s favorite kids’ show, Sesame Street. Part 1 of our...

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Lessons from Sesame Street – Part 1

We found a great article from nextavenue.org and we’d like to share our take on it with you. This is Part 1 of a 5-part blog series. You’d be hard pressed to find someone who isn’t familiar with Sesame Street. The beloved children’s television show made its television...

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Mindfulness: How to Practice It (Part 2)

This is Part 2 of 2. To read Part 1, go here. In our previous post, we defined mindfulness and discussed the science behind it. Mindfulness actually changes the brain and yields a number of results, including reduced stress, better body image, and reduced depression...

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What is ‘Wise Mind’?

by Bianca VonBank, LMFT Have you ever had a moment where you felt a sense of calm and knew what you needed to do or what was going to be best and you were able to act from that place? Kind of like what Oprah calls an "Ah-ha moment"? Or, have you ever been in the...

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Mindfulness: What’s All the Hype About? (Part 1)

Most likely you’ve heard the term ‘mindfulness’, as the concept has recently made its way into the pop psych spotlight. And for good reason, too. Many therapists, hospitals, and wellness centers are incorporating mindfulness techniques into their programs. Even high...

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3 Apps Worth Downloading to Practice Your DBT Skills

by Bianca VonBank, LPMFT DBT Therapist Are you engaging in Dialectical Behavior Therapy? If so, here are 3 apps worth downloading to practice your DBT skills:   DBT Diary Card and Skills Coach This is the only app on the market that is created by an intensively...

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