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Posts Tagged ‘Winter’

Books to Read and Things to Watch While You Hibernate This Winter

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Books to read this winter

Cabin fever may not be here yet, but with the holidays wrapped, it probably will be soon. When you’re stuck inside and at your wit’s end, mix it up with these book, TV and movie recommendations straight from Stenzel therapists.


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Read: Daring Greatly by Brené Brown

If you’re not familiar with Brené Brown, this is a great first read!… Read the rest →

How to beat the “Winter Blues” for Good

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seasonal affective disorderBy Grant Stenzel, MS Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Are the dark, grim winter days getting you down? Are you dreaming of sunshine? Many living in the Midwest look forward to spring. However, for the 10 million Americans who suffer from Winter Depression, warm and sunny times cannot come quickly enough.… Read the rest →

Winter Survival Ideas: No Screens, All Fun.

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by Grant Stenzel, MS Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Winter Survival Ideas: No Screens, All Fun.

Your family is hanging at home. Everyone is bored. And you can’t go outside because it’s a trillion below. So the million-dollar question is, “What should we do for fun?”

Cue the phones, tablets, games and TVs.… Read the rest →

Avoiding End-of-Winter Blues and Overeating

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Everyone knows the feeling once winter has overstayed its welcome. There are certain days where you can run down a list of feelings you have and have the list read like a Charles Dickens novel: Groggy. Tired. Irritable. Downtrodden. Hungry.

Although March 20 is the first day of spring and days are already getting longer, seasonal affective disorder can still end up being a struggle through the remaining cold days.… Read the rest →