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Category: resilience

The Year We Learned to Adapt


With the 2020 holidays in our rearview mirror, now is the time to look back on the changes we endured – possibly for the better. Perhaps the typical big family celebrations giving way to simpler moments taught us something. The […]

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You Are Resilient. You Are Adaptable

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In the last five months, you’ve discovered a whole new version of yourself that you probably didn’t even know existed. From shifting how you live, work, travel, and connect with others, you’ve already shown just how resilient you are in […]

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Easing the Transition to College for Students with Learning Disabilities

Regardless of whether or not you have a learning disability, succeeding academically in college is tough, especially for freshmen. Increased academic pressure, new distractions, combined with less routine and support it isn’t exactly a recipe for success. Just as soon […]

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Coming Out; A Lifespan Perspective

It wasn’t a common thing to be out when I was a kid. Having grown up in the early 90’s, all I knew of gay culture was that I was a likely candidate to join the team, and that my […]

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Self-injury: Cutting, Self-Harm or Self-Mutilation


Self-injury, also known as cutting, self-harm, or self-mutilation, occurs when someone intentionally and repeatedly harms herself/himself in a way that is impulsive and not intended to be lethal. It can be frightening for a parent to discover that their son […]

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Changing Your Mood and Life By Writing

Last year, an article in the Star Tribune on January 19th caught my eye. As someone who has long kept personal diaries, I often wondered if the negative beliefs I had written about myself over those agonizing junior and high […]

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