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Making Holiday Travel Manageable When You Have a Chronic Illness

Record numbers of Americans are planning to travel over the Thanksgiving holiday this year. And many will also take to the roads and skies to travel over Christmas and New Year. Travel can take a lot out of you, especially if you're dealing with a chronic illness -- whether it's depression, migraines, cancer, or back pain.  In this article, Daniela Paolone, LMFT, who is both a psychotherapist and suffers from chronic illness herself, offers helpful tips for making holiday travel manageable...
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Mental Health

30 Journal Prompts to Cultivate a Grateful Heart

November is upon us and with it comes the official season of gratitude in the United States.

Gratitude can have a significant positive influence on our physical and mental health, but like other healthy habits, even though we know it’s good for us, we often struggle to practice it consistently.
Why is gratitude so hard to practice?
Let’s face it, it’s easier to focus on what we don’t have, our imperfections,...
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Anxiety

How to Play Therapeutic Jenga

You may have heard of the popular game “Jenga.” Jenga is the classic block-stacking game made by Hasbro, where each person in a group takes a turn removing a single block from a tower and then balancing it on top of the tower until...
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