How are you doing…really? By Tara Moser
How are you doing…really? By Tara Moser

How are you REALLY doing? I want to know! Please take care of you! I wrote this for my personal Facebook this past week, and made a couple of changes to share it with you here. Mental Health...yours, mine, and everyone else. I am worried! Child…

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Corona Virus: Seize the Opportunity by Yisroel Picker
Corona Virus: Seize the Opportunity by Yisroel Picker

“It's surprising how much memory is built around things unnoticed at the time.” -Barbara Kingsolver A few years ago I had the privilege of going away on vacation with a number of people in my family. After a long day of traveling and sightseeing, we…

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Offering Sympathy From a Distance in the Time of Coronavirus By Margie Zable Fisher
Offering Sympathy From a Distance in the Time of Coronavirus By Margie Zable Fisher

When a friend is grieving a loss, here are ways to provide support Credit: Adobe Part of the THE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW SPECIAL REPORT When my good friend, Nikki, told me a few days ago that her father had just passed away…

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The Isolation Roller Coaster by Yisroel Picker
The Isolation Roller Coaster by Yisroel Picker

The Isolation Roller Coaster “Life is a roller coaster. There are ups; there are downs. There are hills; there are valleys, peaks, and so on.” -Martin Landau We are currently living in a very interesting and difficult time. Each one of us is dealing with…

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#Quaranteaming—A Reflection on Effective Teamwork
#Quaranteaming—A Reflection on Effective Teamwork

NOTE: Lisa Strei is a Workplace Coach and Authorized Partner of The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™ and Everything DiSC®. For more information on The Five Behaviors or to request a free consultation, please visit https://www.lisastrei.com/the-5-behaviors-1.   Teams…I love teams. I love teamwork, I…

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Poem to my empty therapy office – Covid-19
Poem to my empty therapy office – Covid-19

Now I come by just to tend  the spiders. I clear the cobwebs,  make way for new ones.  Bamboo, lucky trees, I fill water  just above the pebbles, grey and taupe,  as the long legs settle back into the corners,  having watched me sweep from…

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Social-Emotional Learning Activities for Parents
Social-Emotional Learning Activities for Parents

Click here for some free resources on parenting

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Managing Stress & Building Intimacy During Social Isolation
Managing Stress & Building Intimacy During Social Isolation

Allow me to echo the obvious and overused sentiment: This is a difficult time for us all and nothing feels normal right now. Normal will, perhaps, be forever changed because of our circumstances.  Oh, you thought I was talking about the Coronavirus pandemic? I was…

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Are you a prepared pet owner?
Are you a prepared pet owner?

You’ve scavenged the last 8-pack of toilet paper for miles around and you have enough food to last until Memorial Day, but what about your pets? Do you have a plan for Fido or Fluffy in the event you test positive for COVID-19 and need…

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6 Tips for Sobriety During the Pandemic
6 Tips for Sobriety During the Pandemic

By Deja Gilbert, Ph.D., LMHC, LPC As the United States braces for an unprecedented time of ‘social distancing’ due to coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19, a few other countries, according to the United Nations (UN), are now seeing a decline in cases from this fast-spreading…

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Coping with Guilt During Quarantine  By Vassilia Binensztok, PhD, LMHC, NCC
Coping with Guilt During Quarantine By Vassilia Binensztok, PhD, LMHC, NCC

The Covid-19 pandemic has led to major lifestyle changes for all of us.  Increased responsibilities, heightened expectations, and being in closed quarters can give guilt an opportunity to show up.  Guilt leads us to negative, often distorted thoughts about ourselves and our actions.  Guilt exacerbates…

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Virtual Activities for the Family While Staying at Home
Virtual Activities for the Family While Staying at Home

As we all continue to do our part to slow the community spread of Coronavirus, many of us have found ourselves looking for ways to stay entertained while social distancing from others. Below are some resources for the whole family. E-learning and Coursework Scholastic's free…

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Resources for Working from Home
Resources for Working from Home

The last week has been an enormous transition as we have moved to an entirely remote workplace. The first major steps have been taken. We've got the tools and technology we need, and we're able to do the work. Many of us, however, are still…

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Safety Planning for Domestic Violence Survivors in the Wake of the Pandemic

Safety Planning for Domestic Violence Survivors in the Wake of the Pandemic


What to do when quarantined with your abuser? The current coronavirus outbreak has caused a slew of social problems for everyone. Social distancing, shortages of food and toiletry supplies, and for some, mandated quarantining. However, not everyone is experiencing the lockdown in the same way;…

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Practitioner’s Guide to Peace in a Pandemic
Practitioner’s Guide to Peace in a Pandemic

While the whole world seems to be panicking about the current spread of the coronavirus, mental health practitioners—for many—are one of the only sources of calm, reassurance and safety for their clients. But how can mental health professionals (as well as medical professionals and first…

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Families on Lockdown — 6 Ways to Navigate Being Together 24/7
Families on Lockdown — 6 Ways to Navigate Being Together 24/7

Every Saturday my husband and I drive a half hour to our favorite Italian deli – a place called Jimmy C’s in Boca Raton. The food is amazing, but the real attraction is the family atmosphere created by the owners – a husband and wife…

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Messages and Resources For Parents With Kids at Home – Consistent Routine
Messages and Resources For Parents With Kids at Home – Consistent Routine

Some Helpful Resources: https://www.greatschools.org/gk/worksheets/?fbclid=IwAR0DZpUvimQEV7LO1jfuhHHFaPg2KS-eb9ZIyPewa221h1V5lgmc_N0UY9E https://confidentparentsconfidentkids.org/2020/03/13/my-kids-school-is-closed-so-now-what/?fbclid=IwAR23-b2B9-uKmQ0ow7_UiirkjS6epMUpSsGo0WqXYE72l2_6MdHpNPeQ9vg 

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Ideas For At-Home Activities With Your Kids
Ideas For At-Home Activities With Your Kids

Place a red dot on your children’s left hand with a marker. The RED DOT is serving as a reminder for some of the calming methods used by play therapists who work with children. Body scan: A tool to teach the children new coping techniques…

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Pandemic Parenting
Pandemic Parenting

“Don’t freak out mom.” If I had a dollar for every time I heard that statement since schools have closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic...  Among the many emotions a parent may feel during this uncharted time in history, anxiety and irritability rank top on…

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What Employees Need to Know About Their Rights
What Employees Need to Know About Their Rights

During these challenging times it is important for employees to have accurate information on the Impact of COVID-19 and the workplace. As an employee you need to know during a pandemic outbreak, such as COVID-19, what your employer can and cannot ask, what resources are…

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The Power of Creativity in Challenging Times
The Power of Creativity in Challenging Times

How “creative” are we called to be during this challenging time and what does creativity have to do with handling emotions related to a pandemic? In my practice, I work with clients toward the goal of living more empowered lives, but how can we accomplish…

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Collective Consciousness
Collective Consciousness

Amidst the most advanced and most discussed event of our lifetime, COVID-19 is progressing at a fast pace, unlike any pandemic the world has experienced before. Could it be because the technology and the news travel faster than ever before or is it because the…

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