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  • Create a Happy Home
    by Adapt Training and Development For some people, being a homebody (or fan of the great indoors) is a source of comfort. Coming home to a space that feels warm, inviting, and generally well-organized has many benefits. Our mental landscape is clearer, for example, when there isn’t a lot of clutter in our physical landscape. … Read more
  • Be On Your Own Side
    by Adapt Training and Development Sometimes the way we talk to ourselves or the low priority we may place on our own needs can make us wonder if we are on our own side. And if not, how do we get there? Two articles from Psychology Today and Maryville Counseling do a nice job answering … Read more
  • A Daily Art Practice
    by Adapt Training and Development Years ago, when blogs were still very popular, a blog called Habit shared one photograph a day with a few words about that photo or that day. There was something lovely about the photos of toasters and sunsets and rainboots, and the tiny glimpse into people’s everyday lives, their small … Read more
  • Bud, Rose, Thorn
    by Adapt Training and Development Many people have attended a meeting or get-together where the icebreaker activity was to name one rose (something good) and one thorn (something difficult) that is happening in an area of their life. A way to enrich this activity – or maybe just think differently – is to consider naming … Read more
  • Managing Micro-stress
    by Adapt Training and Development April is a lot of things—Stress Awareness Month, Autism Awareness Month, Counseling Awareness Month, Alcohol Awareness Month, Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and interestingly, National Frog Month. In observance of Stress Awareness Month, we’d like to introduce readers to the concept of micro-stress and share a few ideas for self-management. In … Read more
  • Hello 2023
    by Adapt Training and Development It’s a New Year! People often have mixed feelings about New Year’s resolutions, but there is something about the start of a new year that feels like a natural time to reflect on our habits and possibly make some changes. When it comes to self-care, we might generally have a … Read more
  • Rise & Shine: Wake Up Earlier for Better Health
    by Adapt Training and Development It might sound like the worst idea in the world to wake up earlier. Why would you wake up earlier when you could sleep an extra hour? As absurd as it sounds, there is some science behind this shift in routine. Decreased risk of depression: With increasing rates of depression … Read more
  • When the News is Sad
    by Adapt Training and Development Our self-care tips typically begin with a doing word—practice this, try that – because self-care is active. But, sometimes feeling the heaviness of what is happening in the world and the suffering of people makes “doing” more difficult.  An article from CNN on why the news is making us anxious … Read more
  • Sing & Dance
    by Adapt Training and Development A few weeks ago, a friend and I went to see the Broadway musical “Waitress” in Eugene. It’s very cute, but the thing that caught my attention was the curtain call (if you’re not a play person, this is right after the show ends, when the cast comes out one … Read more
  • Holiday Rest and Merriment
    by Adapt Training and Development Slow down. Enjoy rest and merriment. Don’t worry about what you should do this season, focus on how it should feel. Heather Bruggerman @North Ridge Farm As a person who often struggles with feeling I should be productive in my down time and on my weekends, Heather Bruggerman’s quote resonated … Read more
  • Overcome Overthinking
    by Adapt Training and Development Many of us in the helping field can relate to being over-thinkers—and this can take a toll on our sleep, our health, and our mental well-being. If you also struggle with over-thinking, a recent article by Rachel Sylvester in Real Simple magazine offers the following tips: Try to reframe your … Read more
  • Feeling Your Feelings
    by Adapt Training and Development Sometimes, things are just hard and there are no easy phrases or solutions to help us feel better. We just have to feel all of it—grief, sadness, confusion, exhaustion, fear. One of the central features of a lot of what happens in therapy or counseling of any kind is teaching … Read more