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Social Anxiety During the Holidays

Social Anxiety During the Holidays

The winter holidays are a time to come together with friends and family, reflect on the year we’ve had, and look forward to the year ahead. For some people, these holidays are rooted in important religious beliefs. For others, they’re more about family and cultural traditions. However you celebrate, the winter holidays are a uniquely social time, meant to be celebrated joyously with others.

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Gratitude and Antiracism

Gratitude and Antiracism

Thanksgiving brings up conflicting emotions for many of us. While it’s certainly a pleasure to have time to commune with family and friends, reflect on what we’re thankful for, and prepare for the winter holidays, the celebration can feel bittersweet when we think about the holiday’s colonial roots.

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Mental Health Myths

Mental Health Myths

October 10th was World Mental Health Day! This international holiday focuses on raising awareness about mental health issues and increasing access to mental health care. We at Serenity Solutions are incredibly passionate about these issues, and in honor of World Mental Health Day, we’re going to debunk some common myths about mental health.

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Anger and Activism

Anger and Activism

If you’ve been keeping up with the news recently, you’re probably finding very good reasons to be angry. Between the abortion bans in Texas, rampant violence against women, and the mass deportation of Haitian refugees at the Texas border, it can feel like the world is in a constant state of upheaval.

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Self-compassion for Tough Times

Self-compassion for Tough Times

When the stay-at-home orders began in March, many of our clients began talking about feelings of guilt. They were acutely aware of all that they had to be grateful for. This led to them feeling guilty for their negative emotions and emotional struggles resulting from the new changes in their lives.

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Acceptance is NOT the Answer

Acceptance is NOT the Answer

Are you feeling uncomfortable? The death of George Floyd and the resulting protests, riots, and looting, and calls to action have led to a lot of strong emotions. These feelings range from anger and rage to sadness, fear, and confusion to hope and can feel uncomfortable.

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Checking in: How is the quarantine affecting you?

Checking in: How is the quarantine affecting you?

I just wanted to check in and see how you are. It’s been about a month since many cities and states have had stay-at-home orders, including Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and the whole state of New Jersey. Adjusting to and coping with this new normal can feel really difficult.

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Anger and Anxiety during COVID-19

Anger and Anxiety during COVID-19

The past two weeks have been weird. Here in Philadelphia, we have been ordered to stay at home, except for essential personal activities. Schools are closed, many people are working from home, and it’s difficult to find a roll of toilet paper at the store.

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