Tips for Practitioner Resiliency

Dear colleagues, The emotional and physical demands of caregiving, coupled with vicarious exposure to trauma, can strain even the most resilient person. This week, we thought we’d share some ideas for taking care of yourself while caring for others. Create community. Many providers crave space for open, honest, vulnerable conversations to know they are not alone. Seek the support of … Continued

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The Whole 30 is Over, Now What?

The Whole 30—that’s what we’ve heard about the most this year. It seems to be one of the big diet trends right now. That’s right, we called it a diet. Many don’t think the Whole 30 is a diet. The truth? Lots of programs out there are diets in disguise. We recently came across a meme titled “Diet Buzz Words: … Continued

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What is giving you life right now?

In times like these, it can help to think about what helps us stay present? What fills us up? What connects you to your wisdom? What grounds you in your truth? What gives you life? What lights you up? What makes you feel alive? Music is giving us life. Community is giving us life. Palo Santo is giving us life. … Continued

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Top 10 Mistakes in Behavior Change

Behavior change is a process, and people often approach change from all the wrong angles. BJ Fogg, a Stanford University professor, talks about 10 mistakes people make when trying to change their behavior: 1. Relying on willpower for long-term change. Imagine willpower doesn’t exist. That’s step #1 to a better future. 2. Attempting big leaps instead of baby steps. Seek … Continued

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Twelve takeaways from a recent MI training

I recently spent three days assisting a motivational interviewing training in San Francisco with the one and only Steve Berg-Smith. If you ever have a chance to attend a training with this gem of a human being, I highly recommend it! I thought I’d share some of my top takeaways with you…   Motivational interviewing (MI) makes known what we … Continued

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