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December 24, 2014
by Marti Wormuth, MA

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Tips for Dealing with Worry

December 24, 2014 04:55 by Marti Wormuth, MA

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Worry is something that plagues all of us, especially during this time of year. Are we going to have enough food for everyone at our family dinner? Will everyone get the presents that they want? Will we be able to get through this holiday without the family member(s) that we have lost? What will we do in order to be able to get through this season? There are so many thoughts that plague us, and it can be really hard to figure out whether or not we can come with some of the more difficult feelings that we are dealing with on a regular basis. [More]

December 20, 2014
by Brenda Snyder, LCSW

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A Holiday Survival Guide

December 20, 2014 07:55 by Brenda Snyder, LCSW

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Sometimes the very times that are SUPPOSED to make us the happiest evoke exactly the opposite. Anxiety and negative anticipation can virtually ruin your experience before it even gets here. As the leaves burn into their bright reds and golds, the taste of Fall’s fresh apple cider often turns to bitter vinegar in the stomachs of those who turn the calendar page and realize that the dreaded holiday season is soon upon us. [More]

December 18, 2014
by Marti Wormuth, MA

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How Do I Focus on Family During the Holidays?

December 18, 2014 04:55 by Marti Wormuth, MA

how do i focuson family duringthe holidays
The holiday season can be a difficult time for many of us, especially those of us who have family members and friends who we want to see and spend time with on a regular basis. That being said, there are a lot of things that we have to get done over the holiday season, and sometimes, we lose focus on what we should be focusing on during this time of year. We get so caught up in the excitement and the "doing" that we forget about the people that we love and want to be around on a regular basis. [More]

December 3, 2014
by Marti Wormuth, MA

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Dealing with Insecurity

December 3, 2014 04:55 by Marti Wormuth, MA

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Insecurity is one of those feelings that everyone feels at least once in their lifetime. That being said, it doesn't make it any easier for you to deal with it. Especially during the holidays, we may find that there are a lot of things that are going on and a lot of people that we see that make us feel a little bit insecure about ourselves. Because of that, it's important for us to think about how we deal with insecurity and why it is, sometimes, a huge part of the lives that we are living. We're going to explore both of those things today in hopes that you will be able to deal with insecurity in a healthy manner. [More]

December 2, 2014
by Marti Wormuth, MA

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Getting through the Holidays After a Loss

December 2, 2014 04:55 by Marti Wormuth, MA

gettin throughthe holidays aftera loss
As the holidays grow ever closer, some people have a lot on their mind, and it's sad to see them try and work through their feelings during this time of year. This is especially true if someone has been trying to work their way through the loss of a loved one. Losing a loved one, whether it was days before or years before a holiday, gives the holidays a bittersweet feeling, and it can be really hard for people to work through those emotions in a healthy manner. Why are the holidays so hard after a loss? [More]

November 21, 2014
by Marti Wormuth, MA

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The Impact of Thankfulness on Mental Health

November 21, 2014 04:55 by Marti Wormuth, MA

the impactof thankfulnesson mental health
Happy Thanksgiving, at least, if you're in the United States that's what today is! If you're reading this right now, then you've likely stumbled upon us after a delicious meal or you're hanging out with your family and watching the football game(s). That being said, did you know that thankfulness and gratitude are actually incredibly important factors when it comes to your mental health and overall well being? Absolutely! In this blog post, I'm going to explore how thankfulness affects mental health and what you can do in order to be more thankful, not just during this time of the year, but all year long. [More]

November 18, 2014
by Marti Wormuth, MA

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Coping with Holiday Stress

November 18, 2014 04:55 by Marti Wormuth, MA

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The holidays can be an incredibly stressful time of year, and because of that, it's important for us to get a grip on what is going on and figure out how we can take care of it in an effective and safe manner. Holidays are supposed to be enjoyed, but more often than not, they cause us to feel incredibly frazzled. Why are the holidays such a stressful time of year? What can we do in order to reduce the amount of stress we are feeling and enjoy the holidays in a healthy way once again? [More]

June 13, 2014
by Marti Wormuth, MA

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Dealing with Father's Day after Losing a Child

June 13, 2014 04:55 by Marti Wormuth, MA

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Many people have lost a parent, but very few people have had to deal with the pain of losing a child. It can be a really difficult thing to go through if you're a parent, and sometimes, the pain that fathers deal with during it is left behind. Both mothers and fathers have to work through the heartache, albeit differently, so it's important to take a look at that pain and see what we can do in order to help our way through it. Father's Day is coming up, and this day can be incredibly painful and heartbreaking for fathers who have lost a child in some way, shape or form. [More]