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Millennials, or those born between 1982 and 2000, are the largest generation in the US, making up over a quarter of the population. So, I think it’s reasonable to assume that, even those of us that are not millennials, either love a millennial or are at least influenced by the millennials around us. And, as … More Hello

Snapchat explained everything wrong with social media in 25 seconds

Snapchat released the above video in November to explain new updates to their app that are geared towards making it easier to use and separating your relationships (your social) from influencers, celebrities, and paid-for content (the media). While like any other app, Snapchat’s main objective is to get more people using the app more often, … More Snapchat explained everything wrong with social media in 25 seconds

Broken Perceptions: A picture is worth a thousand words

Recently I was very excited to find a Christmas picture from my childhood. I was so excited about this picture that I shared it with my father. He was, however, less pleased with the photo. While for me, this picture brought back fabulous memories of a happy childhood and celebrating my favorite holiday, for my … More Broken Perceptions: A picture is worth a thousand words

‘Tis the Season: Bereavement and the Holidays

During my time working in an emergency room providing crisis counseling to patients and families, I found one day to be harder than any other all year. This day was Christmas Eve. One particular year, there seemed to be more than the average death on this holiday. As a social worker providing crisis counseling in … More ‘Tis the Season: Bereavement and the Holidays

Cyber Monday: The Love Language Shopping Guide

The 5 Love Languages were created by Gary Chapman as a self-help tool to understand ourselves and our loved ones. You can find the assessment, order his book, and access other resources on his website here. Chapman identifies the 5 Love Languages as: Words of Affirmation, Acts of Services, Receiving Gifts, Quality Time, and Physical … More Cyber Monday: The Love Language Shopping Guide

Thanksgiving and Mindfulness: How to get the most from your holidays

There are 6 weeks left of 2017. These six weeks are supposed to be joyful and family-filled; however, for most of us, they are hectic and stress-filled. Some of us may feel the pressure of last-minute diets to look good in that family photo or that holiday dress. This may even be lower our self-esteem … More Thanksgiving and Mindfulness: How to get the most from your holidays

#metoo: Addressing sexual harassment with teens

After decades of relative silence surrounding sexual harassment, the revelation of new scandals in Hollywood has brought the issue into the forefront of media attention. Awareness of this issue has been sparked further by the #metoo social media campaign, which encourages women of all ages to place #metoo as their status if they have ever … More #metoo: Addressing sexual harassment with teens

How does your favorite Halloween movie correlate with your personality?

What does your favorite Halloween movie say about your personality? Choose the movie below that is an absolute must watch for you every October. Hocus Pocus (1993) You enjoy the whimsy that life offers. People may be attracted to you for your innocent demeanor, but they shouldn’t be fooled. Your curiosity for adventure can get … More How does your favorite Halloween movie correlate with your personality?

Unparenting Ourselves: The WAY we talk to ourselves is our inner voice

I have seen the above graphic posted several times on social media sites. It is often accompanied by words of encouragement or a short video encouraging us to speak kindly to our children. However, in order to speak kindly to our children, we must first evaluate whether we speak kindly to ourselves. Many of us … More Unparenting Ourselves: The WAY we talk to ourselves is our inner voice