The New Normal

By Catherine Wachira, PMHNP Over the last few years, the COVID-19 pandemic has undoubtedly led to dramatic changes in our lifestyle. Much of this change stemmed from the need to conduct work and school from home since the start of the pandemic in 2020. However, even as the pandemic nears the end, many are continuing […]
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Walking for Mental Health

By Nazia Islam, LPC-S, RPT It is well known that movement and exercise have been proven to help with elevating mood and improving symptoms of depression and anxiety.  Wherever you are on the spectrum from a little down to clinically depressed, it can be difficult to get motivated with an exercise regimen. The thought process […]
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A Letter to Parents: Children and The Pandemic

By Muhibbah Khan A few years ago it was announced that all individuals would have to quarantine within their homes due to this new virus that had started spreading across the globe. No one could have predicted the scale at which the COVID-19 pandemic would forever change our lives. As adults, many of us have […]
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Counseling For Children

By Nazia Islam, LPC-S, RPT Just like adults children can experience stress. Stressors for children can include the death of a pet, the birth of a sibling, divorce, neglect, abandonment, moving, domestic violence, bullying at school, natural disasters, war, violence, and political climate.  Your child will not come to you stating “Mother, I feel quite […]
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The Good and The Fad: Achieving A Healthy Diet

by Muhibbah Khan I was scrolling through Instagram the other day and passed by an advertisement on how to lose weight fast. I thought nothing of it and kept scrolling, but only a few minutes passed, and there it was again… and again… and again. I think within an hour I saw about 20 advertisements […]
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Are You What You Eat?

By Nazia Islam, LPC-S, RPT  The euphemism “You are what you eat” was coined in 1826 by famous French gastronome Jean Anthelme Brillant Savarin. He wrote “‘Dis-moi ce que tu manges, je te dirai ce que tu es’’, which translates to  ‘Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you what you are ‘” […]
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Do You Need More Sleep?

Do You Need More Sleep? by Muhibbah Khan If you’re a fellow student like me, I’m sure you know the feeling of pulling multiple all-nighters and having to down cups of coffee to keep yourself functioning so you can complete your assignments, all while balancing multiple jobs, familial responsibilities, and maintaining a social life. The […]
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Pandemic and Sleep

Are you experiencing Coronasomnia? By Nazia Islam The COVID19 pandemic is a prolonged stressor that has made unprecedented changes worldwide. Among the many changes that came with the global pandemic are people’s sleep patterns. Some experts have termed this phenomenon as Coronasomnia. Coronasomnia is categorized as separate from insomnia because Coronasomnia is the loss of […]
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Radical Acceptance and You

Our minds can be a personal prison sometimes, locking us in and berating us for everything we “should” or “could” have done differently but didn’t. And sometimes it locks us in and plays looping video of events we might not have had control over, but that we can’t help but be stuck on. Other times, […]
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Real Mindfulness Is Active

“Mindfulness” is one of the latest mental health terms that has been co-opted and misappropriated by our society of trends. Mindfulness allegedly now has something to do with coloring books and a mythical state of letting everything go and being really super calm all the time. While attempting to guide clients into calming breathing exercises, […]
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