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Common Misconceptions about Mental Illness

Today is World Mental Health Day!  So we thought we would share an article we found from Psychology Today written by Amy Morin who also wrote the international best seller, “13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do.”  The article below focuses on some of the common misconceptions surrounding mental health. One in five Americans experience…

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Life Lessons from Winnie the Pooh

October 10th is Take Your Teddy Bear to Work Day and it got us thinking, who is the most famous teddy bear we know and what kind of life lessons can we learn from him? Today we are sharing some life lessons from Winnie the Pooh and his friends in the Hundred Acre Wood. There…

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Day of the Deaf

by Melanie Anderson September 24, 2018 is the start of Deaf Awareness Week and during the month of September, many organizations hold activities to celebrate and to educate people about deafness. Companies and agencies often mark the event, and schools, colleges, and universities hold awareness events. Amusement parks, such as Six Flags hold special Deaf…

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Embracing Personal Growth

It’s back to school season for many! From little ones starting their first day of pre-school to young adults starting their first semester of college. Of course, there are many outside of those age brackets who do go to school for the first time, or who go back to school for the first time in…

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Seasons of Change

by Glory Eshareturi Summer is coming to an end! With Labor Day having come and gone, the season of fun-in-the-sun is nearing its official end. Don’t worry, there will still be time for BBQs and trips to the pool, but the changing of seasons is unavoidable. It happens every year. Time goes on and the…

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Finding Freedom in Forgiveness

Today is Global Forgiveness Day. August 27th is observed as a day to “give an apology and receive an apology”. Generally, it is a day to let go of resentment. Resentment and unforgiveness are things we all struggle with. In some cases we can hold resentment against a person, a group of people, or even…

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The Importance of Friendship

By Glory Eshareturi National Friendship Day is upon us! Is friendship really that important? We all know what it is like to be lonely, even sometimes while having friends around. In spite of this, there are many positive reasons to have friends in your life. They may be more beneficial to your well-being than you…

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Accessible Trails in Northern California

  Did you know that August 1st is National Mountain Climbing Day?  We thought we would celebrate by rounding up a list of accessible trails in Northern California.  So that’s exactly what we did.  We found our list here (https://www.traillink.com/trailsearch/?state=CA).  So get out there this month and do some walkin’.  Don’t forget to capture the…

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10 Rules for Success

by Cassandra Sales Rule #1: Show Up Show up and be seen! You’re going to get knocked down, you’re going to have hard days. Despite adversity, show up 100% ever single day. “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of…

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Messy Joy

by Melisssa Mowat When was the last time a good friend asked you:  “How are you?”  And you said, “Fine.” Even though you weren’t?   Let’s be honest in our sorrows.  Joy is not only found in moments of profound “happiness” and mountain-high triumphs.  Joy can be found in a release of tears…Joy can be…

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