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How to Live in Limbo: Three Strategies for Getting Comfortable with Discomfort

October 15, 2020

The pandemic has brought untold uncertainty and discomfort, but recognizing "that this is not the permanent future is necessary to fight feelings like 'this will never end,' " says social worker Alexandra Finkel.


Dating During COVID-19

October 13, 2020

The landscape of dating has changed with the coronavirus pandemic and the need to be physically distant from others.


Online Resources for Mental Health and Addiction

October 8, 2020

Social isolation and loneliness are linked to increased struggle with staying emotionally healthy.


Quick Stress Resets During COVID-19

October 6, 2020

Chronic worry and stress impacts how we respond emotionally. Common ways we sometimes use to manage our emotions, like judging emotions, pushing feelings away, procrastination, food or addictive substances, can ultimately backfire.


Reconnecting Romantically While Sheltering-in-Place

October 1, 2020

Couples adapting to social isolating at home run into challenges, this couple shares a practice they tried to bring more excitement and passion into their relationship, even while sheltering-in-place.


Helping Children With Distance Learning

September 29, 2020

Back to school looks dramatically different than it did a year ago, and some parents may be wondering how to set their students up for success.


Resources for Supporting Our Black Colleagues and Combating Racism

September 24, 2020

The following is a message posted on the EAP website prior to Juneteenth. While Juneteenth has since passed, the work to stand up against racism continues. This post contains a number of anti-racism resources to continue this work.  


How Covid-19 Contributes to Burnout and What to Do

September 22, 2020

Collectively, we are undergoing numerous stressors because of Covid-19 and the social awareness of racial injustice. These stressors can lead to burnout.


Kindness Connects Us

September 17, 2020

Extending acts of kindness helps both the giver and receiver. In this article people share their own personal examples of acts of kindness that made a difference during the pandemic. 


UT System Colleges of Education Resources for Parents

September 15, 2020

The University of Texas System Colleges of Education has aggregated a number of websites for K-12 students and teachers to help with school at home. They include social and emotional resources, like Harmony at Home, to reading, writing, art, science, technology and fine arts.