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Optimism 101. Yes, it really does make a difference.

Kaarin Anderson Ryan, PhD 7.25.23 ‘Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement…no pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit’. ~ Helen Keller Looking at things through a more positive lens can be beneficial

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Screen Time Tip of the Week #6 – Internet Safety

Kaarin Anderson Ryan, PhD 5.17.23 The internet is an incredibly useful but also potentially dangerous place to spend time. To help protect yourself, only go to reputable sites and sources, and never give away your personal information without making sure the site is legitimate. For kids and teens, monitor the

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Screen Time: Tip of the Week # 5- Gaming

Kaarin Anderson Ryan, PhD 5.5.23 Both adults and children are known to spend too much time gaming. Adults, if you are not into console-based games, consider other device games that can be addicting. If you start playing any game on your phone, look at the time you start and the

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Habits Tip of the Week #1: Breaking Bad Habits

Kaarin Anderson Ryan, PhD 1.27.23 We all have at least one bad habit we would like to break, most people probably have more than one. To help break bad habits, start with just one. Pick a habit and focus your intention over the next week on changing that habit. Something

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Burnout: Tip of the Week #2

Kaarin Anderson Ryan, PhD 10.26.22 This week’s tip is on coping with signs of burnout in the early stages. The signs are listed in my burnout article, and they include things like pushing yourself to work harder, neglecting your own needs, blaming your stress on others, and placing more value

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Parenting Tip of the Week: The early years

Kaarin Anderson Ryan, PhD 8.31.22 The early years of parenting bring such joy but also can be exhausting, as parents strive to balance the demands of life and parenting, while keeping up with the boundless energy of young children. To help with balance when your kids are little, consider these

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Welless Tip 7: Spiritual Wellness

Kaarin Anderson Ryan, PhD Our seventh dimension for wellness is spiritual wellness. This realm helps us find meaning and purpose in our own lives. It can be found through faith, beliefs, values, or ethical principles that generally guide our actions and decisions in daily life. This week, to help build

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Stop and smell the roses!

This is a busy time of year, between holiday gatherings, final exams and time off from school, overtime hours for busy workers, shopping, and travel. It is a lot to fit into the last month of an already challenging year! So during this time, it is important to take that

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