Emotional Wellbeing

Holiday Re-Entry (part 2 of 2)

By Nicole Patience MS, RD, LDN, CDCES, CEDRD The stress of the pandemic has strained our resources in so many ways. If you have the added burden of an inner critic, social gatherings can be overwhelming. Well-intended small talk has the potential to leave us feeling less than terrific about ourselves. What am I doing …

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Holiday Re-Entry (Part 1 of 2)

we carry hope for the holiday season

By Nicole Patience MS, RD, LDN, CDCES, CEDRD With this change of season, we watch the falling and swirling of brightly colored leaves ultimately providing a festive groundcover, while branches overhead are left bare and exposed. Each year the “fall” of our tree canopy is as predictable as the forthcoming holidays. And with the holidays, …

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Hope and Fear

By Nicole Patience MS, RD, LDN, CDCES, CEDRD This is a time filled with a deep sense of hope and anticipation for the future. The rollout of the COVID vaccine has brought optimism that the comforts of hugs from friends and family, in-person therapy, and weekend trips across state lines will once again return. However, …

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We did it.  We made it to 2021.


The truth is that we CAN take action and create outcomes that we care about even when we’re feeling awful.  The key is in realizing that we don’t have to show up … read more

Navigating the New Normal

woods in the fall

When the pandemic hit, our day-to-day lives changed dramatically. Perhaps your social and professional interactions are now over Zoom (cue dog barking in the Zoom background). You may have new emotional, financial, or other struggles… read more