The Principle of Continuity: A Framework for Coping with Disasters Like Covid-19
3 stones balancing symbolizing the strength, stability, continuity needed during COVID-19Photo Credit: Stephen VanHove from Pixabay

Learn more about the value of maintaining role, relational and historical continuity during times of tremendous stress and uncertainty.

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What Positive Psychology Can Teach Us About Coping with Adversity
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While it may seem counterintuitive to focus on the positive in these times of stress and uncertainty, researchers who study positive psychology have found that cultivating positive emotions can be a... Read More...
Bouncing Back When Things Get Difficult: The Psychology of Resilience (Positive Psychology Series #5)
October 9, 2018
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How much do you agree with the following statement? “Setbacks don’t discourage me. I don’t give up easily.” Psychologists who study resilience have found that some people are able to succeed... Read More...
Look on the Bright Side: The Science of Optimism (Positive Psychology Series #2)
November 14, 2017
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Most studies show that being optimistic is good for us: optimists have better mental health and may even live longer.

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Be Kind to Yourself: Four Ways to Practice Self-Care
February 20, 2017
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When was the last time you took time to do something nice for yourself? If you’re like many people, you might find that you’ve been too busy to get a full night of sleep, to cook yourself a good... Read More...
Emotional Wellness Skills: An Interview with Judy Belmont, Therapist, Speaker and Author
December 30, 2016
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There are so many people struggling with mental health issues that don’t go to counseling. I have about forty years of experience as a therapist, and I wanted to focus on life skills that anybody... Read More...
Feeling Stressed? Awe Might Be What You Need
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I still remember feeling awestruck when I saw the Pacific Ocean for the first time as a child. I remember how incredible it felt looking at the waves and realizing that they stretched so much farther... Read More...
Can Writing Make You Healthier and Happier? 3 Easy Writing Activities To Try
April 19, 2016
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Diary Writing - Can Writing Make You Happier and Healthier?Photo Credit: Fredrik Rubensson
You’ve probably heard that keeping a journal is good for your mental health, but did you know that writing can benefit your physical health as well? In fact, psychologists studying the effects of... Read More...
Finding the Right Balance: How to Regulate Emotions
December 1, 2015
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Emotion regulation is the process of changing the emotion we experience—whether we are trying to amp up the experiences of a positive emotion or lower the amount of a negative emotion. According to... Read More...
The Link Between Creativity and Happiness
September 30, 2015
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If you’re like most people, you probably drew in coloring books, painted, or worked on another type of art project in elementary school. But, unless you’re a professional artist, you probably... Read More...

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