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Celebrating Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Celebrating Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month

As May unfolds its blossoms and warmer days invite us outdoors, it’s also time to celebrate Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month in the United States. This month serves as an opportunity to recognize and honor the rich cultural heritage, contributions, and diverse experiences of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders throughout history and in contemporary society.

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Befriending Shame

Befriending Shame

Shame negatively affects our mental and physical health and disconnects us from others. It puts us at risk of anxiety, depression, and addiction, and can prevent us from being present and joyful in our lives. Whether the shame you feel is occasional or chronic, it is possible to befriend shame and have a different relationship with it.

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Feeling SAD: Understanding and Managing Seasonal Affective Disorder

Feeling SAD: Understanding and Managing Seasonal Affective Disorder

As the days grow shorter and the air turns crisp, many people eagerly anticipate the arrival of winter, with its cozy nights and festive celebrations. However, for some individuals, the changing seasons bring more than just holiday cheer—they can also trigger a condition known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).

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The Impact of War and Trauma on Children

The Impact of War and Trauma on Children

More than one billion children worldwide live in places torn apart by war or terrorism. Children are especially vulnerable to the psychological effects of war, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, and depression.

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Kintsugi: Finding Our Inner Gold

Kintsugi: Finding Our Inner Gold

In a world that often celebrates perfection and seamless beauty, the Japanese art of kintsugi teaches us to embrace our flaws and transform them into something remarkable.

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Stepping Out of the Shadows of Burnout

Stepping Out of the Shadows of Burnout

Because we live in a world that is so incredibly busy and stressful, it can be easy to forget or simply not have time to take care of ourselves. In our attempt to stay on top of work and other responsibilities, we let our own happiness and well-being slide. When this...

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Cultivating Equanimity

Cultivating Equanimity

In a fast-paced world with many moving pieces, we may struggle to find peace and balance. This is especially true when we care deeply about and are strongly impacted by the people and events in our lives. How can we prevent burnout and hold healthy boundaries without becoming apathetic? Cultivating equanimity allows us to keep our compassion while maintaining our footing and staying calm through the chaos.

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The Power of Forgiveness

The Power of Forgiveness

What is Forgiveness? Forgiveness is widely considered a moral virtue or social etiquette. But what is forgiveness, exactly? Anglican bishop and human rights activist Desmond Tutu described it as "a path to healing." Psychologist and meditation teacher Tara Brach...

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Setting Boundaries in Relationships

Setting Boundaries in Relationships

Spending time with the people we care about most can be incredibly rewarding as well as improve our emotional and physiological well-being. But when we start feeling uncomfortable in relationships, it can be hard to set some distance.

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Blossoming into Spring

Blossoming into Spring

As winter comes to a close, and the beginning of spring approaches, we can look at the changing seasons as a way to check in with ourselves.

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