Thanksgiving Blessings in a Difficult Year

Thanksgiving Blessings in a Difficult Year

Thanksgiving Blessings in a Difficult Year

What a different Thanksgiving Day this year’s will be! COVID-19 has changed everything. All of us have experienced significant losses in 2020. By now our list of losses may be longer than our list of thanks. Adding the loss of…

Self-Care Tips to Help You Embrace the 2020 Holiday Season

Self-Care Tips to Help You Embrace the 2020 Holiday Season

The holidays are here—a time when self-care tends to fly out the window as we fill up our calendar with parties, shopping, concerts, church events and more. But, of course, this year the holidays will look very different for all…

Teaching Our Kids About Gratitude

Teaching Our Kids About Gratitude

Gratefulness is an emotion – it is not something we can force our children to experience. While we can’t make a child appreciate something, we can encourage them to say “thank you” and provide teachable moments about being appreciative and…

How to Count Your Blessings When You’re Feeling Depressed

How to Count Your Blessings When You’re Feeling Depressed

“What if I just don’t have any blessings to count this holiday season?” Thanksgiving and the holiday season that follows represents an opportunity to count our blessings and have an attitude of gratitude. But for people experiencing difficult life circumstances…

What is a ‘Fitness for Duty’ Assessment, and Can My Employer Make Me Take One?

What is a ‘Fitness for Duty’ Assessment, and Can My Employer Make Me Take One?

A Fitness for Duty Assessment (FFD) is a mental health evaluation in which a psychologist performs tests and provides feedback about an employee’s mental fitness to perform a specific job. These evaluations are usually done when a circumstance occurs that…

ADDRESSING Cultural Assumptions

ADDRESSING Cultural Assumptions

We all have cultural assumptions and biases that color our perspectives. Dr. Diana Ro reviews how we can address them.

Self-Care for Stressful Times

Self-Care for Stressful Times
Life is extraordinarily challenging this year, so it’s more important than ever to be intentional about your self-care. Not to be confused with selfishness or self-indulgence, self-care allows us to be resilient in stressful times AND be there for those...

Be Mindful Today; Live Better Tomorrow

Be Mindful Today; Live Better Tomorrow

  “In today’s rush, we all think too much — seek too much — want too much — and forget about the joy of just being.” — Eckhart Tolle Mindfulness is an ancient practice that has been lost in today’s modern…

Managing Stress Related to Political Change

Managing Stress Related to Political Change

Political uncertainty can be challenging, regardless of your beliefs or where you fall on the political spectrum. For many Americans, the transition of power and the rapid speed of change may cause stress and anxiety about the political environment and…

Managing Conversations When You Disagree Politically

Managing Conversations When You Disagree Politically

Navigating hard conversations surrounding sensitive topics like politics, racism or religion can cause strain on any relationship, whether it be with friends or acquaintances, co-workers, family or even a spouse. Knowing or discovering that you have different ideologies or beliefs…