Healthy Communication

Healthy communication is a skill we can learn and practice throughout our lives. Communication is part of all our relationships – with friends, teachers, family members, partners, ourselves, colleagues and strangers. It’s a skill that always can be improved.
How can you tell the difference between healthy and unhealthy communication? Visit Change to Chill’s new Healthy Communication page to view examples of both to help you improve your communication skills which can lead to finding solutions to conflicts.
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Finding Your Flow

Flow is a state of mind when you are fully immersed in a task and forget about the outside world for a while. When you are distracted by the things going on around you, taking a moment to find your Flow may lead to more happiness in life.  When you are in your Flow it’s comparable to….
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Coping with Change

According to Dr. David Rock, the author of Handbook of NeuroLeadership, not knowing what will happen next is unsettling for humans and can be debilitating because it requires additional neural energy. Put simply, our brains have to work harder to process the unexpected.

So what happens when life throws you a curveball?  Taking ownership of what you can control (how you interpret and respond), instead of focusing on the uncontrollable.  Here are some strategies that can help:
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Let’s Talk Wellness

With every new year comes the opportunity to set new intentions. This year, consider putting yourself first.
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Switch the Story: 2021

2020 has been a challenging year for mental and emotional well-being.  “Mental health is the silent pandemic that is also happening right now,” says Uma Naidoo, M.D., nutritional psychiatrist, chef, nutrition expert, and author of This Is Your Brain on Food. As we look to 2021, we can view our mental and emotional well-being in different ways, changing our perspective.
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Grief and Loss During the Holidays

While holidays are traditionally associated with family gatherings and sharing time with loved ones, individuals who have experienced a loss can find the holiday season to be an especially challenging time. This year combined with the COVID-19 pandemic, record unemployment, and staying home for the holidays instead of visiting relatives and friends, an extra layer of stress and even sadness may permeate this holiday season.
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Natural Mental Well-being

Improving Your Mood in Nature

Even during a “normal” year, winter weather and longer nights can take a toll on your physical health and mental well-being. This year, we’re facing additional challenges with COVID-19, job losses, virtual learning and working working from home – taking care of our mental well-being is more important than ever.
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Presents or Presence?

This year during the holidays think about offering your presence…
A study in The Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, suggests that small acts of kindness, not grand overtures, make people feel most loved and supported.
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Showing Gratitude

As humans, we are naturally wired to consider the negative side of a situation. When we read the news, hear about additional restrictions or misplace something valuable, it’s easy to focus on what’s going wrong. But when we think about our lives, and I mean really think about all of the different components, there’s a lot to be thankful for.
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Building Resilience

We all experience loss throughout our lifetime – the death of a loved one, job loss, the end of a relationship, illness, and any number of unexpected or expected events. Sometimes more than one of those things happens at the same time leading to cumulative grief.

During these times, it’s important to be gentle, show compassion to ourselves and others, and remember that these times and these feelings are not permanent.
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