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Blog and Newsletters Archive

This page features blog posts and newsletter articles to help you maintain Serenity in your life.
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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5 Ways to Cope with Holiday Stress

5 Ways to Cope with Holiday Stress

How has your holiday season been so far? Are you looking forward to the rest of the holidays or are you wishing that you could fast forward to January and skip the whole thing? For a lot of us, this time of year creates a slew of mixed emotions.

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What’s getting in the way of Self-compassion?

What’s getting in the way of Self-compassion?

In big letters under the magazine title on Parents magazine are the words “Imagine Kindness”. In a much smaller icon under the giant “P” for People, it says “the kindness issue”. Two totally different types of magazines, yet they are both focusing on kindness.

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Unplug and Recharge: 5 Ways to Avoid Burnout

Unplug and Recharge: 5 Ways to Avoid Burnout

It’s 10:30 on Monday night. I worked 9-5, picked up dinner on the way home, played a game of hide and seek, gave my daughter a bath, and put her to bed. Since she fell asleep, I have been on my laptop doing work for the past 2 hours. I should be relaxing from my long day,

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Happy Holidays? The question mark is not a typo.

Happy Holidays? The question mark is not a typo.

Over the past few weeks, there has been a lot of discussion about spending time with family during the holidays. I wish I could say that all of this talk was positive and that everyone was looking forward to their holiday visits with excitement and hope, but unfortunately, this was not the case.

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