A Pause Button for Life

Do you ever feel like there is too much going on at one time? That the world is spinning faster than you are able to keep up; literally the earth rotates at just over 1000mph, so lets just think of this as a hyperbole. I would presume that about everyone reading this has, at some…

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Lost in Translation

In today’s fast-paced world technology often dominates our lives. Text messaging and email has become a common form of communication. In fact, many people prefer to communicate mostly via these methods. According to the Pew Internet & American Life Project, “text messaging users send or receive an average of 41.5 messages per day” (Smith, 2011,…

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Counting Sheep While you Sleep: A guide to Better Sleeping Habits

We’ve all been there… lying awake at night, tossing-and-turning, looking at the clock and then staring at the ceiling. Time seems as though it is moving at a snails pace, yet, you find yourself wondering how it got to be 2 A.M. already. We often take the necessity of a good night sleep for granted,…

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Where the Wild Things Are

These days, much of our life experience happens in front of a screen. Whether it’s work, communication, entertainment, you name it; it’s in front of a device with a back light. Even as you read this post, you are in front of a screen. So, what is the impact? Well, that strongly depends on who…

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Honoring National Coming Out Day; Honoring Your Personal Experience

October 11th marks National Coming Out Day where across America lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, and LGBTQ allies come together to celebrate the courage and strength of LGBTQ individuals in their coming out process. With DOMA (Defense of Marriage Act) being overturned, this year has indeed been monumental for the LGBTQ community’s march towards equality. But…

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Take a Break- Stress and its Relationship to Time

The thing I miss most about smoking cigarettes is the obligatory smoke break. I quit smoking over 4 years ago, and find it difficult to replace the smoke breaks of my past with an equally satisfying and replete break from my workday. Breaks are important for mental health; breaks allow us the time to pull…

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Know Someone who Recently Came out as Gay or Lesbian?

You more than likely know a family member, friend, co-worker, or acquaintance who is LGBTQ. You’ve also probably heard a variety of coming out stories in which the person either felt accepted or rejected. Coming out is an important process that can be difficult for a person to go through. They are more than likely…

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What Kind of Procrastinator are you?

We all do it. The tasks pile up, time slips away, and before we know it a deadline has passed. Procrastination is the act of postponing tasks that carry time pressure. We can only procrastinate on those things that “need” to be done for one reason or another. But if we know something needs to…

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So, You’ve Decided to Send Your Child to Therapy… Now What?

Often times, parents view sending their child to therapy as a last resort. Nothing else has worked and you don’t know what else to do. You have made the decision that therapy is what your child needs to help whatever they are currently undergoing. However, every time you’ve ever mentioned the word “therapy,” it causes…

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Child Psychological Assessment

Children are often referred to Sankofa psychologists by parents, teachers, doctors, or therapists for psychological testing. A psychological assessment examines the relationships between your child’s behaviors, academic abilities, cognitive functioning, and emotional functioning. Results of the psychological evaluation are used to indicate the best treatment options available for your child as well as determine if…

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