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5 Tips To Be Proactive With Depression

January 12, 2022

Steven Losardo, LMFT A recent study notes “depression is projected to increase by 2030 to a position of the most significant contributor to illness burden (Irwin & Piber, 2018). Further, the article highlights that only 30% of depressed adults achieve remission (Irwin & Piber, 2018). As a result, The National Academy of Medicine recommends efforts to target depression prevention through development, testing, and new strategies. This blog will highlight five promising strategies you can incorporate now. That…

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5 Scheduling Techniques to Reduce Stress

December 27, 2021

Steven Losardo, LMFT Whether you’re looking to reduce the stress levels of your employees or yourself, managing the way you schedule time makes a significant difference. Our lives are about finding a balance between work, being social, and caring for yourselves. If one of those is out of place or off balance, it reflects in the way we engage in our day to day lives. There are five scheduling techniques that can help keep things in balance…

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4 Things That Can Improve Communication Among Couples

December 1, 2021

Steven Losardo, LMFT There is no set guidebook that we can buy once we choose to commit and step inside the realm of marriage. Marriage requires consistent work, mindfulness, and attentiveness so that each feels supported as possible and secure (Gottman,2017; Abrahams, 1993; Bream, 2017). Clear and constant couple communication sets the foundation for thriving marriages, but sometimes it can feel challenging to convey our minds successfully. Several factors go into effective communication within marriages, and we…

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Dating After Mending: 5 Considerations When Beginning a New Relationship

September 14, 2021

Steven Losardo, MFT  When beginning a new relationship, remember to consider your own character as well as theirs, and be aware that this new love interest has their own unique story. Keep in mind, too, that your prior experiences will not match theirs. Whatever your past history, however, whether you were burned in your past relationships, or you betrayed someone else, it is still possible to enter into a healthy new relationship.  How will you know? Have…

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5 Tips to Decrease Work Stress with Your Spouse

August 6, 2021

Steven Losardo, MFT  Returning to the office after working from home or being unemployed during the pandemic can be an adjustment. The change may be adding stress and negatively impacting your relationships, but there are paths to relief. Together with your spouse, you can help each other relieve stress by using various exercises.  Tip 1: The Gottman Stress Reduction Conversation One of the best ways to reduce stress with your spouse is the Gottman Stress Reduction Conversation,…

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6 Ways to Practice a Mental Health Wellness Routine At Home

June 27, 2021

Steven Losardo, AMFT  If you are someone who has had to transition from working in an office environment to working at home during the pandemic, it is likely that many changes have altered your routine. Mindful Magazine (2020) notes, one effect of switching to remote work is the loss of a social environment, which has impacted mental health for many people. The pandemic has been a source of depression and anxiety for remote workers, which is why…

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If Highly Agreeable, Are You Less Likely To Make As Much?

June 6, 2021

 Steven Losardo, AMFT Negotiation of salaries is a tricky endeavor for anyone, but it can be a more complicated process for certain personality types. This dilemma is why understanding your personality characteristics can come in handy when it comes to essential decision-making processes such as asking for a raise. Agreeableness as a personality trait. According to the five-factor model of personality, agreeableness refers to one of five personality traits that we possess in varying degrees. The other…

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A Mindful Minute

April 8, 2020

Oftentimes our lives can feel incredibly overwhelming with everything we have to accomplish throughout the day. From preparing your kids for school in the morning, going to that yoga class you nervously signed up for last minute, getting the groceries to feed your family, and remembering to turn in the report your supervisor asked for yesterday, we can become terribly distracted and lose focus on what matters most in our lives. Regardless of whether our lives are…

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The Easter Hope of a New England Family Part I

May 4, 2019

Steven Losardo The Setting For one family in New England, this Easter means Reactivity Weekend take LXXXV. But really, who’s counting? The weekend is usually made possible through a Good Friday argument exasperating stressors that seemingly began in 1920. Some family members know better and avoid the unfinished business. Others have good intentions and come with a plan to prevent the specific intricacies from imposing a burden. However, they find themselves caught in the drama knowing there…

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Steps to Practicing Mindfulness

October 15, 2013

Do you have worry thoughts that create anxiety? Do your emotions get in the way of communicating or effective decision making? Do you live in the past or the future? Do you act impulsively? Is it difficult for you to focus on tasks because your mind wanders? If the answer is yes to any of these questions, mindfulness can help. What is mindfulness? It is a mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment,…

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