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Buddy the Therapy Dog’s Blog: Tips for Healthy Living During COVID-19

During times of uncertainty, it can be helpful to find things that we can focus on controlling. We have control over certain aspects of our lives, including building habits that will promote a healthy lifestyle. This is not only helpful for giving us something to focus our energy on but will also help us create a stronger immune system. Personal

Enhance Your Coping Strategies with Physical Activity During COVID-19

“Exercise is a celebration of what your body can do...  Not a punishment for what you ate.” -Unknown When you think about exercise – do you automatically cringe, or do you actually look forward to it? I used to cringe when someone wanted to “work out” together, but over time I have shifted my thinking and now I look forward

Mental Health Wellness Tips For Quarantine

#1 Stick to a routine. Go to sleep and wake up at a reasonable time, write a schedule that is varied and includes time for work as well as self-care. #2 Dress for the social life you want, not the social life you have. Get showered and dressed in comfortable clothes, wash your face, brush your teeth. Take the time

3 Ways to Silence Chaos & Stress By Looking Inward During The Coronavirus Pandemic

By: Jenna Brody, Certified Addiction Professional For most of my life, I have chosen to see the blessing that can stem from challenges.  Often, it is in the challenge and questioning why you have to go through emotional pain so we are able to grow emotionally and spiritually.   It is in a time of crisis that you see the best

4 Quick Tips on How to Survive Quarantine as a Couple

By: Allison Petro, LMHC Poof!  Just like that, you and your partner are now spending 24/7 together during these odd times of COVID-19.  Quarantine can wear on any couple, no matter who you are or how well you typically get along outside of this pandemic.  Cabin fever mixed with both of you working from home while also trying to homeschool

What You Need to Know Before Treating Depression with Exercise

By Brian Kurz, LCSW According to the National Institute of Mental Health, one in 10 adults in the United States struggle with depression. Antidepressant medications are a common way to treat the condition, however the use of medication is not the only solution. Benefits of Exercising to Treat Depression Research shows that exercise can also be an effective treatment. In

How to Help your Kids Cope With the Coronavirus Pandemic

By: Allison Petro, LMHC These are no doubt scary and strange times for everyone. The coronavirus pandemic has caused people’s lives to change across the globe.  For those of us caring for children, it can feel overwhelming to help them cope when we feel like we are barely even holding it together ourselves.  Here are 7 tips to help your

How To Keep Your Stress Level Down & Immune System Up Until COVID-19 is Contained

By: Amanda Wiegert, LMHC, NCC So many of us are feeling an increase in stress because of COVID-19 and how it has affected our daily lives. Stress happens when our body tries to react to an adjustment or change in our lives. It can present itself physically, mentally, or emotionally and often times we will experience stress in all three

How to Spot the 5 Signs of Men’s Midlife-Crisis Depression

By Brian Kurz, LCSW When a man is acting strangely and out of character, those who care about them are understandably going to ask, “Why?” A fairly common explanation for odd behavior in men can be a midlife crisis. But what if, in addition to their strange behavior, a man also seems depressed? Is midlife-crisis depression a real thing?  Yes,