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How Does Your Message Land?

How Does Your Message Land?  Are you aware of how your communication lands when speaking with someone? As we strengthen our emotional intelligence, we gain insight into how we impact those around us.  It’s not uncommon to speak with good intentions and realize that the receiving party has become uncomfortable, so much so that they…
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November 4, 2022 0

Mindfulness and Self-Compassion

By Alex Mirsakova , AMFT We live in a fast-paced, high- stress society, one that highlights constant productivity and achievement. The concept of slowing down and taking a break seems out of the question for many of us. Yet, the importance of taking care of our own mental well-being, and the importance of slowing down…
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September 29, 2022 0

Gratitude

By: Anita What is gratitude? Gratitude is more than a word; it is a belief.  We often hear the word gratitude, but we often don’t understand the real meaning of it. Gratitude means to be thankful. Seems simple, but if that were the case why is gratitude not an integral part of our daily lives?…
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July 25, 2022 0

Crafting from Nature: Anita Avedian

Nature can provide amazing artistic outlets and brighten up a space. From looking outside your window to integrating plants inside the house. However, what if you don’t have a green thumb or much of a creative bone in your body, if you do well. What is one to do when you still want the esthetic…
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March 25, 2022 0

Rethink Vacationing and Envision a Staycation

Rethink Vacationing and Envision a Staycation By: Destiny Johnson Since the pandemic began opportunities for travel have decreased. There have been many rescheduled or postponed vacations with individuals hoping for the end of COVID – 19. Many travel bans, restricted booking, and vaccine mandates resulted in many canceled flights, cruises, and vacations.  The devastating effects of…
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January 26, 2022 0

Mindful Talking

By: Destiny Johnson Have you ever spoken to someone, and kept getting interrupted? Trying to get a word in at times can be quite challenging in conversations when mindful talking isn’t used. This happens from time to time when speaking with acquaintances, family, and friends. It can also take place in the workplace with colleagues…
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October 6, 2021 0

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