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Dealing with Loss of plans or dreams

By: Destiny Johnson – Career Counselor at Avedian Counseling Center As humans, we tend to be drawn to achievement and progress. We set goals and seek ways to fulfill them. Accomplishments give us all a sense of pride and confidence. When we can dream and achieve, it creates positivity and hope for the future. Think…
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July 20, 2021 0

Realities of Bullying during the pandemic

Children and teens are spending an alarming amount of time online, and with life coming to a slow down in so many parts of the world again, the possibility of putting a plausible pause on this time does not look possible. Also, children are cooped up in their homes, having less to almost none physical…
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April 8, 2021 0

Introspection

I find that, mostly during seasons of transitions, many of us go back to the drawing board and check in with ourselves, looking at what needs to be readjusted and what goals need shifting (Personal or otherwise). The COVID-19 Pandemic has been a catalyst for many of us to engage in frequent introspection. According to…
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April 6, 2021 0

Arguments with Neighbors

Arguments with Neighbors Do you consider yourself as someone who argues a lot? Do you avoid your neighbors to reduce conflicts? The word “argument” is best defined as, “an oral disagreement, verbal opposition, or discussion involving differing points of view.” Often when we think of an argument, thoughts of a person yelling or saying put-downs…
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February 6, 2021 0

Communicating Goals Effectively

As we begin 2021, many like to reflect and strategize or plan for the year ahead. For many of us, whether we lead teams, or are part of a family or are married, we would need to communicate these goals with others effectively, to make sure everyone is on the same page. Communicating effectively and…
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December 31, 2020 0

Interviewing during COVID-19: Preparing for Virtual Interviewing

By: Destiny Johnson While traditional interviewing can bring its own challenges due to the coronavirus, it has taken on a whole new meaning and experience for both the interviewer and interviewee, leaving some unsettled. COVID -19 has employers adapting their hiring and interviewing practices to accommodate the season of social distancing and remote working. This…
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October 30, 2020 0

Discovering Creativity in Crisis

When I think of Creativity in Crisis, the first thing that comes to mind is resilience. The ability to bounce back, a productive way of dealing with crisis. Given how the situation has been worldwide this year, I have seen people re-imagine processes and procedures they have had in place for a long time. I…
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October 21, 2020 0

SETTING GOALS DURING THIS NEW SEASON

SETTING GOALS DURING THIS NEW SEASON By: Destiny M. Johnson During this new season of ambiguity, one might find themselves searching for meaning and direction. Things that felt so common and routine like leaving the house to attend an event, going to get food, or going for a walk have decreased due to the easily…
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September 16, 2020 0

Hacking Happy

When people say, “choose happiness,” it sounds like an unrealistic task. You can’t just decide to be happy and then magically feel rainbows in your heart. However, there is science behind eliciting happy emotions in order to become a happy person. What makes you smile? Do that, and in time you might find yourself feeling…
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July 13, 2020 0

Getting Out of the Quarantine Slump

By: Silva Depanian, MA, AMFT, CAMC Have you noticed your energy flagging lately? How about feeling low motivation and poor mental health? Over the last few weeks in quarantine, I myself have had to make some mental shifts and reassess my needs due to this new change of pace while staying at home. Here are…
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April 25, 2020 0