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COVID-19 and Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs

By: Nanette Kerwick, LMSW, CEAP, CAADC EAC Clinical Specialist — How are you feeling?  Overwhelmed?  Scared?  Drained?  We are all stressed by the pandemic. Unless you have been involved in dealing with a possible pandemic before, all of what we are experiencing is totally new to us. Part of the explanation for the physical, as Read More

A New Schedule for a New Norm

By:  Natalie Parker, EAC Intake Specialist — Since March, I have been experiencing anxiety, stress, sleeplessness, and lack of motivation due to the loss of control. Loss of control of my schedule. Loss of control on where and when I can go outside of my home.  Loss of control on if I can visit friends Read More

Focus on What You Can Control

Given the circumstances we are facing right now, it seemed fitting to re-share this post from October.  Now, more than ever, we need to focus on what we can control.  Take care of yourself – both your mind and your body.  We’ll get through this! — The Final Countdown is a movie released in 1980.  It Read More

Create Your Own Happiness

It’s amazing how things have changed in last two weeks.  On the date of my last blog post, COVID-19 was a concern that has turned into an historic event.  Now, more than ever, understanding of how our brain works will make a big difference in our daily lives. The frontal lobe of the brain is Read More

Be Happy Now

“Happiness is a journey, not a destination; happiness is to be found along the way not at the end of the road, for then the journey is over and it’s too late. The time for happiness is today not tomorrow.” -Paul H. Dunn Happiness is the appreciation of life and moments of pleasure, but overall Read More

Get Curious!

If you read my last post, you may have discovered a new word.  After I wrote it, I was curious – is there an actual meaning to the word “chit”?   Turns out there is! The definition of the word chit is: a short official note, memorandum or voucher, typically recording a sum owed.  That led Read More

Cheerfulness is Contagious

As we enter the holiday season, most of us will be spending time with family.  Sometimes it can be challenging to be around family.  Because of that, I wanted to share a story that I learned about Supreme Court Justice, Ruth Bader Ginsberg. Ginsberg was asked by a reporter about some of the best advice Read More

The Power of Words

Magicians use the magic word ‘abracadabra’ as they perform their tricks.  I learned recently, thanks to a TedX talk by Andrew Bennett, the origin of the word is Aramaic, and it means what I speak is what I create. Words have power to create or destroy.  This is an invitation to pay attention to the Read More

Here and Now

The Final Countdown is a movie released in 1980.  It is about a modern-day aircraft carrier passing through a time warp to somewhere in the Pacific Ocean on December 6, 1941.  The USS Nimitz is in a position to destroy the entire Japanese fleet headed toward Pearl Harbor and change the course of history.   The Read More