Sarah Hummel

Sarah Hummel

Given our recent social media discussion, this follow-up post outlines what makes face-to-face communication especially important. For those of you that have kept your nearest and dearest relationships up via text , consider these thoughts an invitation, not a criticism! With so many ways to maintain relationships we can forget the benefits of real “face-time” […]

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Jenna Jarrold

Jenna Jarrold

People who consider themselves “perfectionists” or are identified as perfectionists by mental health professionals are those individuals who find it extremely challenging to deal with personal mistakes. Perfectionists tend to be overly self-critical and regularly seek approval from others. The pursuit of excellence tends to compel a crippling fear of failure and can cause overreactions […]

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Sarah Hummel

Sarah Hummel

Social media has had tremendous implications for our society, specifically over the past decade. As a millennial, I recall when “chat rooms” were the newest fad. Our questions went something like: A virtual conversation? Over the computer? Why? What’s the point? Why wouldn’t you just call the person? Does it scare you that you can’t […]

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Jenna Jarrold

Jenna Jarrold

Are you in a relationship? Maybe you are dating someone, in a serious relationship, or married. Either way, improving the communication with your significant is a sure way to create increased happiness for both people, consequently contributing to improved relationship satisfaction. Whether you believe you are a superior communicator or not, we all have communication […]

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Sarah Hummel

Sarah Hummel

The power struggle can truly be a challenge whether it’s your tween or toddler. Harnessing it all- the empathy, the listening and the de-escalation is how parents follow through on consequences. Consistency in consequences is a tough job especially when you’ve just gotten through the first fit. Oftentimes, it’s easier to “quick-fix” than it is […]

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Jenna Jarrold

Jenna Jarrold

Social anxiety is a debilitating mental illness marked by intense fear of criticism and judgment by others. It can significantly impact your daily life, making work, school, home life, and even routine activities extremely difficult. The social anxiety itself often inhibits individuals from seeking and receiving the treatment they need to manage their symptoms and […]

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Sarah Hummel

Sarah Hummel

Teaching empathy in your home has tremendous implications for your family. Children who are empathic have greater self-awareness, emotional intelligence, self-soothing capacities and overall social skills than children who do not. Empathy in short, is an ability to identify and respond to feelings- one’s own, or another’s. Sometimes, people mix up empathy with sympathy but […]

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Jenna Jarrold

Jenna Jarrold

Chances are you know someone with social anxiety. The statistics around this mental illness are quite staggering, with more than fifteen million people suffering – that is almost 7% of the world’s population. Social anxiety is a serious mental illness where individuals experience intense distress in social situations due to concerns of being criticized or […]

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Jenna Jarrold

Jenna Jarrold

Depression is a repeatedly and frequently misunderstood illness. Unless you have personal experience with depression, it may be difficult to appreciate the severity of symptoms and impact it can have on one’s life. When individuals are uneducated, unaware or oblivious about depression (and mental illness in general), there can be a lot of misinformation passed […]

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Sarah Hummel

Sarah Hummel

Mindfulness is the opposite of mindlessness, mindfulness gurus acknowledge the “wisdom of the present,” that is: no future event or past memory deserves as much attention as the moment at hand. Today in an effort to keep things practical, we’ll go over mindfulness exercises. After all, that’s what mindfulness is: a practice! As is the […]

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Jenna Jarrold

Jenna Jarrold

We all have bad days or times we are down in the dumps. We all feel sad sometimes. But for many people (1 in 10 actually) they may be suffering from clinical depression and not even know it. You may be thinking, “If I don’t know I am depressed, why would I want to find […]

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Sarah Hummel

Sarah Hummel

If you’ve paid attention at all to popular psychology in the past five years, you’ve likely heard the term “mindfulness” or perhaps you’ve heard someone say that they are practicing being “mindful.” In the last few days we’ve discussed anger, reactivity and resentment and how they can wreak havoc on our lives, emotional health and […]

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Jenna Jarrold

Jenna Jarrold

If the phrase “self-love” sounds narcissistic, self-centered, or egotistical to you, then chances are you may already be turned off by the thought of reading the rest of this article. Perhaps you think self-love is something only therapists preach (which I do!), or spiritual gurus can attain. But trust me, self-love is important (and possible). […]

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Sarah Hummel

Sarah Hummel

Clients often described to me the demands of life outweighing their resources. They had too many bills and not enough money, too many children and not enough patience, too many chores and not enough help, too much work and not enough recognition…you get the idea. Most people can relate to the feeling that life requires […]

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Jenna Jarrold

Jenna Jarrold

Stress is everywhere. If you are reading this article, chances are you are experiencing some level of stress in your life. Much of our stress is emotional and related to our families, jobs, relationships, money, and health. A lot of worry stems from ruminating about the future and not being in control of certain situations […]

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