Motherhood & The Madness Of Multitasking In The Time Of COVID

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By: Samantha Ruda, Mental Health Counselor https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/samantha-ruda-wauconda-il/775502 Around noon on Monday August 24th 2020, my Fitbit kindly informed me that I had taken 10,000 steps without even leaving my property!  Now, you may be wondering what crazy at-home core dance booty-busting workout program I had done that morning that had led to such an achievement, […]

How to Live Mindfully in a Global Pandemic

anxiety, depression, healthy living, mental health, mindfulness, stress management

How are you doing mentally, physically, emotionally, socially, spiritually, personally & professionally navigating though these unprecedented challenging times?  In the blink of an eye, life as we know it has changed dramatically the past few weeks as a global virus has required us to adjust our lives in so many different ways.  From constant hand […]

Self Compassion

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It is the time a year for resolutions!  When setting a resolution, it is easy to be self-critical instead of noticing ourselves for the good and the areas that may need some improvement.  I recently read a positive psychology-based article about self-compassion and how to notice our imperfections without criticizing ourselves. Self-compassion is the idea […]

Exercise To The Rescue

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One of the most holistic solutions within our control for managing & reducing depression & anxiety is exercise.  A new study published in a recent Forbes article states “…research analysis suggests that moderate aerobic exercise may be one of the most effective approaches available for treating major depression.  It’s the latest in a convincing docket of research showing […]