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What the heck is hedonic adaptation?

(Day 22) 30 Days of Self-Care Information and Strategies – Kristin Cowart, MSW, LCSW No matter how we initially feel when a major life event or change occurs (positive or negative) hedonic adaption is the term used to describe how we tend to quickly return to our...

Slowing… down…

(Day 21) 30 Days of Self-Care Information and Strategies – Kristin Cowart, MSW, LCSW On the highway of life, things can seem to pass so quickly they are often hardly noticeable. Dr. Alan Castel confirms this in Why Should We Slow Down? The Lost Art of Patience. Try...

What is the connection between food our mood?

(Day 19) 30 Days of Self-Care Information and Strategies – Kristin Cowart, MSW, LCSW Without a steady source of fuel from the foods we eat, our mind and bodies do not function well. Unhealthy eating habits like, skipping meals, cutting out entire food groups and...

Message from the Executive Director

Dear Friends, As I have reflected on the events of this past days following the killing of George Floyd, I felt called to share from a more personal place that I don’t often discuss.  In my own life I am guided by two important principles from my belief tradition: The...

Laugh your way to better health???

(Day 18) 30 Days of Self-Care Information and Strategies – Kristin Cowart, MSW, LCSW Laughter is actually good for your health. It boosts your immune system, relaxes your body, releases endorphins and may even help you live longer. Read more about The Health Benefits...

The Art of Savoring

(Day 17) 30 Days of Self-Care Information and Strategies – Kristin Cowart, MSW, LCSW It is easy to find information about how to cope with negative feelings, but what about how to really enjoy the good ones? While we do to learn how to manage negative feelings and...

Need a break?

(Day 15) 30 Days of Self-Care Information and Strategies – Kristin Cowart, MSW, LCSW Whether you have extra free time or not, making time for hobbies can help break up your daily routine (in a good way) and allow you to experience more of what life has to offer even...

The Key to Embracing Difficult Feelings

(Day 14) 30 Days of Self-Care Information and Strategies – Kristin Cowart, MSW, LCSW Most of us would agree that in recent months we have experienced an increase in stress, anxiety, fear, sadness, loneliness… For some, these feelings may hit like a sudden jolt without...