Category Archives: LifeSkills

7 Cardinal Rules of Life

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Spring is in the Air

Eat a healthy meal or snack. Engage in physical activity. Meditate. Journal. Enjoy a relaxing activity, such as a hot epsom salt bath. Take ten deep, intentional breaths. Take a moment to appreciate your strengths. Get eight solid hours of … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas

Christmas is forever not for just one day, for loving, sharing, giving, are not to put away like bells and lights and tinsel, in some box upon a shelf The good you do for others is good you do yourself … Continue reading

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Preventing Holiday Stress

Acknowledge your feelings. Reach out if you are feeling lonely or isolated. Be realistic. Set aside differences. Stick to a budget. Plan ahead. Learn to say no. Don’t abandon healthy habits. Take a breather – take a walk, listen to … Continue reading

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Ten Commandments of Mental Health

Think positively; it’s easier Cherish the ones you love Continue learning as long as you live Learn from your mistakes Exercise daily; it enhances your well-being Do not complicate your life unnecessarily Try to understand and encourage those around you … Continue reading

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Goal: Start with a Week

What do you want to accomplish this week? __________ What are your obstacles to reaching your goal? __________ What are the things you will need to do to achieve your goal? __________ What can you begin doing today to work … Continue reading

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Reflections

Before we move into 2017, it is a good idea to spend a few moments reflecting on 2016 highlights. Here are some questions to consider: 1.Name Your Top 5 Achievements in 2016 Big, small, what are YOU MOST proud of? … Continue reading

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DBT Workshops for 2017

For a review of DBT Workshops for 2017 click below. This is a general overview and subject to change. DBT currently meets once a week on Thursday, from 10 am to 11:30 am. Please call 763 546 6624 to reserve … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time to pause and reflect on what we are thankful for. Jack Canfield (Chicken Soup Books) suggests that we take it a step further … Think about this… What if you continued to think thoughts and feelings … Continue reading

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Catch Yourself!

“It’s time to catch yourself every time you say ‘someday,’ ‘I’ll do it later,’ or ‘maybe next week/month/year.’ Next time that phrase comes out of your mouth: Stop. Think. And get out a pen. It’s time to slip that dream … Continue reading

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