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THIS IS ONLY THE START OMAHA Local places/ways to donate malcolmxfoundation.org @gofundme James Scurlock Family @neleftcoalition Black owned businesses to support in Omaha https:/sarahbakerhansen.com/2020/06/a-list-of-local-black-owned-restaurants-for-you-to-support/ More places/ways to donate George Floyd Memorial Fund: Gofundme.com/f/georgefloyd Reclaim The Block https://www.reclaimtheblock.org/home Black Visions Collective https://www.blackvisionsmn.org/ The Bail Project The American Civil Liberties Union https://action.aclu.org/give/now?ms=web_horiz_nav_hp&redirect=node/65102

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There Is No PPE For Mental Health Providers

Eight pairs of eyes stared back at me as I asked how the last 40 days of COVID-19 had been. We aren’t kidding when we tell our clients how hard finding the courage to be vulnerable is…It’s hard to practice ourselves. One therapist glanced at the floor, glanced back up and said “this has been […]

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Crying In The Bottom Of Your Shower: A COID 19 Story

We can’t seem to shake the sense of doom and uncertainty that leaves us awake at night or my personal favorite, crying in the bottom of the shower.  We have spent countless hours watching animal videos, laughing so hard you cry over a talking dog (thanks Pluto Living) and of course we can’t leave out […]

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We are talking about parents becoming teachers and teachers connecting remotely.  We are talking about face masks, ventilators, doctors and nurses.  We are talking about toilet paper and hand sanitizer.  We are talking about small business, how to support them and curb side pickup on your favorite brew.  We are talking about the president, correct […]

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My One True Love: My Running Shoes

I started running my senior year of high school.  I had avoided running like the plague and dreaded the required P.E. mile run every year. So who knows why I thought running would be for me.  Maybe it was because a college-bound boyfriend broke up with me and life sucked.  Who am I kidding, the […]

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10 Self-Care Ideas

Sunlight- Sometimes just getting out in the sun feels great-Unless you’re my friend Austin in which case-bring on the clouds! The sun tends to lighten up moods and increase energy. Get out in the sun-even in the cold Nebraska weather! Gratitude- Stay grounded. Every morning identify something to be grateful for. Be humble. Every evening before you go to […]

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The Slump

We are told we need to have a legitimate reason to feel depressed. But sometimes we don’t have a reason. Sometimes humans can just wake up sad for no good reason. This is when things get tricky. Not having a reason (we also call it a trigger in the therapy world) can be confusing, disappointing […]

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Loved Ones With Addiction

To say it can be emotionally straining to watch someone you love struggle with addiction would be an understatement.  As the epidemic of addiction continues, we as therapists continue to see more and more family members struggling with what they can do to help.  Here are some ways you can show up while taking care […]

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The Dreaded Homework Assignment-Journaling

So you’ve hit that point in therapy when your therapist asks, “Have you tried journaling?”  Most people avert eye contact, start to fidget and then blurt something out about how they tried it that one time.  For some reason we have created a space within our minds that say journaling is hard, time consuming and […]

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Five Fall Mindful Techniques

As we start heading into the fall season I often time find humans start slipping on healthy habits that were formed over the summer.  Here is a short list of five mindful habits to be aware of keeping or starting going into fall and our soon to be busy holiday season. Have a relaxed morning […]

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