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Music and Well-Being

Dec. 15, 2023
Music has been shown to have a profound impact on mental health and well-being. Engaging with music can evoke emotions, provide a sense of comfort, and serve as a form of self-expression. Research suggests that listening to music can reduce stress, anxiety, and depression, and even improve mood and sleep quality. It has also been found to enhance cognitive function and promote relaxation. Additionally, actively participating in music through singing or playing an instrument can boost self-esteem and provide a sense of accomplishment. Overall, music has the power to uplift and soothe the mind, making it a valuable resource for promoting mental well-being
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Toxic Positivity: The Importance of Negative Emotions

Oct. 30, 2023
Toxic positivity is a term used to describe the overemphasis on positive thinking and the denial or suppression of negative emotions. This therapist.com article, "Toxic positivity: Definition, examples, and alternatives," discusses the negative impacts of toxic positivity and provides insights into why it can harm individuals' mental health and emotional well-being.
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Nurturing Connections for Overall Well-Being

July 11, 2023
July marks Social Wellness Month, a time dedicated to highlighting the importance of cultivating healthy social connections for our overall well-being. While individual wellness encompasses physical, mental, and emotional health, social wellness focuses on the quality and depth of our relationships. We find support, belonging, and fulfillment through our social interactions. In this blog post, we will delineate the difference between wellness and well-being and explore the significance of social wellness and how it contributes to our overall well-being.
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Juneteenth and the Endurance of Black Joy

June 19, 2023
For the third time ever on Monday, we will celebrate Juneteenth or Emancipation Day as a national holiday. It has been celebrated among Black communities for more than a century. It’s both a solemn remembrance and an expression of Black joy.
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Debriefing After Winter Storm Mara

Feb. 13, 2023
The ice has melted from Winter Storm Mara earlier this month and yet just like the many tree branches in piles on our streets and by our homes, for many of us the impacts continue to linger.

Nothing New for Now

Feb. 21, 2022

Tips for Navigating Delta Uncertainty

Tips for Navigating Delta Uncertainty

Oct. 11, 2021
The recent prevalence of the Delta variant has increased experiences of anxiety and grief.