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The Lifestyle Vision to Healthy Sleep Habits

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By Deepak Santhiraj, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

healthy sleep habitsAs day-light savings inevitably descends for the fall season, we give consideration to the necessity of understanding sleep science. According to scientific evidence, those who are sleep-deprived have poorer memory, impaired thinking skills, and react more slowly during conversations.… Read the rest →

Facing Fears and Controlling Anxiety

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By David Tobey, MA Licensed Professional Counselor

fearsWhat’s in your closet? Were you afraid of the dark when you were a child?

I was. I remember the terror that accompanied my parents saying good night followed by the click of the light switch.… Read the rest →

The Necessity of Emotional Regulation

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By Deepak Santhiraj, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

emotional regulationIn our societal context, we can scarcely go a day without creating an emotional response as part of our daily experience. Emotions can have a wide range of expression and intensity and simultaneously describe a spectrum of life’s experiences.Read the rest →

Stay Calm with These 3 Proven Anger Management Techniques

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“I’m so triggered right now.”

Spend some time around the younger generation and you’ll probably hear them say this phrase eventually. Translation: You’ve offended me. You hurt my feelings. I’m angry.

It’s sometimes said sarcastically and its overuse tends to cause us gray-haired grownups to roll our eyes, but “I’m triggered” is surprisingly apt.… Read the rest →

Can a Social Network Cure the Loneliness Epidemic?

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The Loneliness Epidemic in America

America’s kids are lonelier and more isolated than they’ve ever been. Recent research studies using the UCLA Loneliness Scale have confirmed it, and you can read about them here. In fact, a recent Cigna study asked over 20,000 Americans about loneliness and social isolation.Read the rest →

Youth and the Digital Age

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By Deepak Santhiraj, MSW Licensed Clinical Social Worker

The Effect of Technology on Adolescents

In viewing the contemporary youth outlook in America, unique challenges kids face on a daily basis are apparent: conflicts with peers and parents combine with daily pressures to form a ceaseless helping of stress.Read the rest →