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Benefits of Structured Problem-Solving to Tackle Anxiety and Depression

June 10, 2022

Steven Losardo, LMFT The efficient relationship of holistic internal self and external interactions is essential to maintaining a healthy balance in life. Habits, routines, emotions, physical functioning, and thoughts intertwine our life situations. Further, even if we are all in the same situation, each will have a unique story as we relate to it. When depression or anxiety impacts our lives, we need to review the dynamic of this inside-outside relationship to improve and manage symptoms effectively.…

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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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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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4 Tips to Support Your Partner Through a Career Change

September 13, 2021

Steven Losardo, MFT  Your partner has just approached you on the subject of a career change. They may have been thinking about it for some time now. Before you react, put yourself in their shoes, and realize that this new career path could be the best thing for them now. If your finances are interconnected, and most couples’ are, there is clear potential for tension and stress. However, you may need time to make some adjustments to…

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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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How to Reduce Stress to Improve Quality of Life

April 26, 2021

Mary-Lauren O’Crowley, MA, NCC  You don’t need to look too far in today’s society to see people who are worn out, fatigued, and stressed. Chances are, you yourself have had some enjoyable times, but you have likely also known your own fair share of stress. It doesn’t take much to ask why many like yourself experience stress. The world is currently in a pandemic, unemployment is at an all-time high, balancing family life with career pursuits requires…

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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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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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