12 02, 2020

To Your Health: Small Steps to Get it Done

By | February 12th, 2020|Mood Matters|

It’s winter. It’s cold! Our animal friends are hibernating. Many humans also feel the pull to do less physically this time of year. But I’m here to tell you, this is a trap! With shorter days and colder temperatures keeping us indoors, our moods are already fragile. Doing physical activity helps for several reasons. […]

4 06, 2018

The Problem with Perfectionism

By | June 4th, 2018|Mood Matters|

We're encouraged from childhood to be the "best," but unrealistic expectations can lead to depression, anxiety and negative self-image. Here are videos and other resources to help you understand and manage the problem of perfectionism.

25 05, 2018

Transition to Summer

By | May 25th, 2018|Mood Matters, Teen Topics|

While we usually think of carefree days, summer can actually be very stressful as schedules shift dramatically. Here are 4 tips to help you keep summer stress-free.

23 11, 2015

The Real Cost of High Achievement… Life or Death Decisions

By | November 23rd, 2015|Mood Matters, Teen Topics|

In the December 2015 issue of the The Atlantic, Hanna Rosin wrote a thoughtful and haunting piece entitled “The Silicon Valley Suicides: Why are so many kids with bright prospects killing themselves in Palo Alto?” With Palo Alto just a bit south of our group in Oakland, the article really hit home. Teenagers […]