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  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • Have a Lazy Day Off
    by Adapt Training and Development Some years ago, when my daughters were about 8 or 9, I was trying to get some summer activities scheduled for them (for all our sakes) and one of my girls looked at me and said, “Mom, I just don’t want you gumming up my summer.” We still laugh about […]
  • Confront Complainers Gently
    by Adapt Training and Development The concept of co-regulation can be applied to how we can “catch” each other’s calm as well as each other’s distress. Similarly, when someone around us has a propensity to complain, we may experience either discomfort or an increased awareness of our own complaints. Complaining can be contagious and it […]
  • Set Yourself Up for Success
    by Adapt Training and Development Setting yourself up for success simply means anticipating what you will need or what situations may cause you stress in the future and taking steps now to make things easier later. For instance, I am setting myself up for success by writing this tip now, pre-vacation, so it’s ready to […]