Mental Health Planners

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Unless you’re been living in a cave, you have probably noticed the planner trend. YouTube planner gurus post their “Plan with Me” videos by the hundreds, there are more than 47,000 Instagram posts for just one related hashtag (#happyplanner), and there are thousands of Etsy shops selling special accessories for the planners. It’s a cross … read more

The Stress Sweet Spot

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What’s your mental image of a completely stress-free life? Relaxing on the beach in a tropical paradise? Cuddling up with your dog in front of a roaring fire? Hanging with friends at your local brewpub? These are wonderful moments in our lives, but if you stayed in that moment for long, you’d discover one of … read more



Can books be useful therapeutic tools? They can. There’s even a name for therapy using books: bibliotherapy. Books present problems to be solved in a safe setting. Books can help children think about and understand problems they’re facing in the real world. Working through a story about a difficult situation can help kids feel like … read more

What’s Up with the Red Cup?


Josh Feuerstein, a self-described “social media personality,” sparked a lot of headlines with a YouTube rant claiming that “Starbucks REMOVED CHRISTMAS from their cups because they hate Jesus” and that “Starbucks wanted to take Christ, and Christmas, off of their brand-new cups.” Later, in a CNN interview, Feuerstein said that “The cup is very symbolic … read more

Abusive Coaches Must Go

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Coach — it sounds supportive, right? It makes us think about someone who is there by our sides to help and teach and encourage us. But that’s not always how it turns out. Sports Illustrated detailed a horror show of hard-driving coaches who pushed players to the point of physical damage and emotional turmoil, leading … read more