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Screen Time to Green Time during the Holidays

Screen Time to Green Time during the Holidays

Our mental health has never been about just us. Nature has always been a part of our well-being, and connecting with the great outdoors is paramount to our overall wellness. With the rise of technology (and especially these little supercomputers stowed away in our...

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What is Practical Mindfulness?

What is Practical Mindfulness?

“Self-care.” “Wellness.” “Mindfulness.” All of these ideas and concepts, though probably all good-intentioned, can become muddled and get confusing quickly. At Simply Psych, we believe in practical mindfulness because it cuts through the platitudes and nice words, and...

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Mindful Media: Holidays Edition

Mindful Media: Holidays Edition

Social media is synonymous with overreaching advertising. From a business perspective, it’s an extremely efficient marketing tool. But from the mental health standpoint, social media has morphed into a behemoth of toxic addiction that causes depression and anxiety. So...

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Parents and Adult Children

Parents and Adult Children

For better or worse, family relationships shape our well-being and mental health for our whole lives. Interestingly, as life expectancy has lengthened, so too has the relationship between parents and their children evolved and changed over time. With more parents and...

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The Cycle of Anxiety in Families

The Cycle of Anxiety in Families

Family dynamics are complicated. No matter if you’re close enough with your family to see them all daily, dread seeing them during the holidays, or somewhere in between… everybody's got feelings about their family.  The emotional roller coaster really gets going as we...

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Holiday “Trickle Down” Stress for the Family

Holiday “Trickle Down” Stress for the Family

The Reagan-era notion of supply-side economic policies hypothesized that lowering the tax burdens on the upper end of the economic spectrum would allow for that money to “trickle down” into the rest of the economy, boosting income and opportunity for all. Basically,...

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Emotional Alchemy in Family Situations

Emotional Alchemy in Family Situations

Alchemy is the outdated term for taking one thing and turning it into another. Since the 18th Century, we’ve learned that, while this is possible (yes, you can take coal and turn it into diamonds), there are other times when it’s not (taking coal and turning it into...

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Mindful Media: Family Dynamics Edition

Mindful Media: Family Dynamics Edition

Social media is now synonymous with overreaching advertising. From a business perspective, it’s an extremely efficient marketing tool. But from the mental health standpoint, social media has morphed into a behemoth of toxic addiction that causes depression and...

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How Often You Need to See Your Therapist

How Often You Need to See Your Therapist

How often do you need to go to therapy? Like everything in the realm of the mental health ecosystem, nuance is the norm and context is everything. There is no single right answer. But we’ll break it down with you. 🙂 In 2020, just over 20% of Americans over the age of...

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Addiction and Therapy

Addiction and Therapy

The terms “substance use” and “substance treatment” fall within the mental health ecosystem. We often treat them as separate entities (partly because of how we pay for things in our screwed up health system), but there's a lot of overlap. One of the hiccups is that...

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