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Resiliency

The ability to recover quickly from difficult situations; adapt well to adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats or even significant sources of stress; and demonstrate positive responsiveness to challenging events.

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Journey Through Grief

Support Groups

Fairmont, MN
04/05/2018
9:30-11:30 a.m.

Journey Through Grief

Support Groups

Mankato, MN
04/12/2018
10 a.m.-12 p.m.

From The Blog

Can stress lead to a heart attack?

Many people underestimate the impact stress can have on the body, especially the heart. Women of all ages should take heart disease seriously.

Ismail Tabash, M.D. By Ismail Tabash January 17, 2018

Gratitude creates gratitude

It’s Thanksgiving Day as I write about gratitude — a fitting day. For me, gratitude and being present in the moment has often been a saving grace when my head wants to travel to a place that will likely prove to cause unease.

Dana Stewart, L.C.S.W. By Dana Stewart December 26, 2017

8 ways to make your holiday season jolly

The holidays often bring times of joy, love and laughter, but it’s the busiest time of the year full of shopping, baking, preparing for parties and more. Rather than letting those demands raise your stress level, try some of these tips to help you enjoy the holidays and minimize that after-holiday rut.

Peter Reisner, M.D. By Peter Reisner December 20, 2017

5 tips for navigating changing holiday traditions

Traditions play a big part in our lives during the holidays. However, it can be difficult to maintain the same traditions each year due to family changes, such as a lost loved one, unemployment, a new family member, divorce/separation or a move. Here are five tips to help you navigate changes to your family holiday traditions.

November 22, 2017

The W-Curve theory: What you should know to help your college freshman

Freshman year of college is known for being full of new experiences, but it also presents a variety of challenges. The W-Curve is an emotional pattern that most incoming students find themselves falling into throughout their first year in college.

September 6, 2017

A new me: Learning to live well with chronic conditions

Living with a chronic condition can be a challenge. Just ask Barb Welch. She lives with two of them. “I have diabetes and arthritis,” Welch says. “I have a lot of aches and pains.”

June 23, 2017

Learning how to smile again

At age 15, Temeka Wirkkala had been a rising star athlete at her high school in Red Wing, Minnesota. During a basketball game, Wirkkala went up for a shot, and her opponent took her to the ground. Upon landing, Wirkkala’s leg ended up behind her back.

June 12, 2017

The nature of grief: Lessons in loss and life

In the past several years, my family and I have watched many changes take place in our neighborhood. Most significantly, the road outside our house needed to be replaced. With the death of a loved one, we often face a similar change in landscape.

June 9, 2017

Could you be depressed?

Do you always feel tired? Have you lost interest in hobbies that you used to love? Do you sometime think you don’t feel like you anymore? Learn about depression and get some tips to help you feel more like yourself.

Daniel Lynch, L.P.C. By Daniel Lynch March 1, 2017

Practical ways to raise confident kids

A child’s confidence depends on hearing certain messages, and parents are in the best position to send them. Confident children know their own goodness, and that they are worthy of being loved and belonging with their friends and family.

Chad Kritzberger MD By Chad Kritzberger January 26, 2017

College students and depression

As college students returned or entered college this fall, the important issue of anxiety and depression is a discussion that parents, college students and professionals who work with students do not want to forget.

Jennifer Wickham, L.P.C. By Jennifer Wickham October 13, 2016

What is normal when I'm grieving?

Grief is a normal process of adapting that everyone moves through differently. There's no right or wrong way to do it. Know what's normal and when to get help.

June 30, 2016