With the heightened stress of the recent elections and the resurgence of the virus converging with the upcoming holidays, we’ve been asked to write more on coping with COVID.  One of our favorite stress reducing strategies is coloring.  This is perhaps not surprising, since this is one of Rebecca’s passions and she illustrated a coloring book (more about the Desert Mandalas Coloring …

11/20 Coloring to Cope with COVID 19 Click to Read Post »

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March 2019 One of our clients recently added a nuance to our approach to managing stress and developing resilience. She identified that she parses her “toolbox” of coping strategies into two categories–techniques she uses “in the moment” when she’s faced with something really difficult or traumatic, and ongoing routines that she employs preventively to keep herself stable and well. This …

03/19 In the Moment and Long-Term Coping Click to Read Post »

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Rebecca recently had her hands full transporting her cat, Don Juan, from DC to Tucson.  The trip was an absurd comedy of errors.  She recounted the day as follows: Things started out fairly uneventfully for us at the airport.  I had TSA pre-check so that I didn’t have to take off my shoes or take out my computer and I …

03/16 The Cat Out of the Bag and Other Stressors Click to Read Post »

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