Explore success stories and information related to therapy and self-improvement.

Explore success stories and information related to therapy and self-improvement.

Managing Fatigue in a Pandemic by Diana Smits, MSW

Managing Fatigue in a Pandemic by Diana Smits, MSW

We are all varying levels of exhausted and it is no wonder considering what we’ve been through in the last year. When the outside world becomes too much to bear, closing ourselves in and withdrawing is one way of trying to mitigate the over-stimulation. The short-term benefits may be immediately evident, and how do we find ways that support long-term relief from drastic fatigue?

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Communication is Key — But First You Have to Know What You’re Asking For by Sam Voss, MSW

Communication is Key — But First You Have to Know What You’re Asking For by Sam Voss, MSW

Here’s a truth about relationships that a lot of us struggle with: you have to learn how to communicate your needs to the person you are with. My clients balk almost every single time this comes up in session. For some reason, we get hung up on this idea that our partners, or our friends, or our coworkers, or whoever, should just know how to support us and help us feel loved, that we shouldn’t have to tell them how we feel.

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Nourishing the Soul: The Power of Support Groups by Diana Smits, MSW

Nourishing the Soul: The Power of Support Groups by Diana Smits, MSW

It is difficult to measure what benefit a community has to offer; it is less tangible than a workout class, buying products online, or a paycheck. The evidence we can draw upon, in the wake of a pandemic and the way COVID has forced us to be so separate, is the need for connection, and the benefits community offers to our sense of ourselves and our well-being.

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