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A Grateful Mindset

Gratitude can reduce anxiety, lower blood pressure, improve sleep, and make us more resilient. It also fosters our relationships, even difficult ones. It floods your heart with warmth, changes the way you think, and allows you to let go of tensions. Focusing on gratitude will shift your perspective on life, and with practice, becomes a gratitude mindset.
 
Science of Gratitude Poster

Science of Gratitude Poster

A fun example of the science behind gratitude, explaining why it’s important and how it impacts our brains and helps us build resilience.
 
Mental Health Readiness Plan

Mental Health Readiness Plan

When you are feeling stressed or anxious, it can be hard to remember what techniques work for you. Creating a plan when you’re calm ensures you are ready when mental health challenges arise.

Additional Resources

 
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Coping With Holiday Stress

For many in today’s fast-paced world, the holidays are not story-book perfect. Long distances, poor health, and finances keep some families and loved ones apart. For others, the holidays are filled with financial pressures and multiple stressors. While many negative emotions can be felt leading up to and during the holiday season, there is equal opportunity and promise for positive emotions, too. Here are a few positive thoughts to help make the holidays better.
 
Journaling at a coffee shop

A Grateful Mindset

Gratitude can reduce anxiety, lower blood pressure, improve sleep, and make us more resilient. It also fosters our relationships, even difficult ones. It floods your heart with warmth, changes the way you think, and allows you to let go of tensions. Focusing on gratitude will shift your perspective on life, and with practice, becomes a gratitude mindset.
 
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The Impacts of a Gratitude Practice

Recently, I posed the question, “In what ways has gratitude impacted your life?” to this group. Their answers were very similar and profound, and I wanted to share their insights on how a gratitude practice can impact your life. 
 
Gratitude Gift Ideas

Gratitude Gift Ideas

A list of ideas for finding an item or a gesture to express gratitude to a loved one.
 
Science of Gratitude Poster

Science of Gratitude Poster

A fun example of the science behind gratitude, explaining why it’s important and how it impacts our brains and helps us build resilience.
 
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20 Holistic Healing Lessons for Your Mental Health Journey

Every person’s journey is different, especially when it comes to finding personal health and well-being. These holistic lessons below are helpful reminders when your mindset may be struggling, when you're having difficulty finding positive momentum forward, and needing to change your perspective. 
 
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At Home Tips for Seasonal Depression

What are some solutions to help those experiencing SAD get through winter? Here are some at-home solutions you can try.
 
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A Defense of Winter and the Custom of "Hygge"

A year ago, I came across the Danish custom of “hygge” (pronounced “hoo-gah”). “Hygge” doesn’t have an exact translation in English. According to the New York Times article where I first came across the term, a close translation is “a quality of coziness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being.” The feelings I experience in winter of safety, comfort, and community are in line with hygge.
 
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Suicide Warning Signs

People who are thinking of ending their life often exhibit one or more warning signs, either through what they say or what they do. There usually is not one clear reason for why someone may feel suicidal or that suicide is the only answer to their problems. Suicide is preventable and knowing the warning signs allows us to help those around us who may be feeling hopeless.