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Understanding & Coping With Loss

Grief. A five-letter word all of us have experienced but may not fully understand. It manifests in different ways for numerous reasons. Whether you get a pit in your stomach, feel the urge to cry at any moment, or even feel numb to all emotion, this is a way your body & mind are adjusting to a tragic event or death of someone you know. While loss is a normal part of life, it only happens occasionally, making it feel especially uncomfortable and even maybe abnormal. “It is helpful to understand that losses and stressors are not a sign that life is not working but rather is how life works,” says Grant Clowers, LCSW, Clinical Services Supervisor with Carson Tahoe …


How To Cope With the Winter Blues …

How to cope with the seasons changing Well-being check! 5 percent of the US population presents with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) during the winter months. This can be hard to navigate as the winter season brings many beloved holidays focused on gratitude, faith, and celebration. Here are some tips for when you’re not in the holiday spirit: Find the light. We are so lucky to have 300 days of sun in our region! Step outside and take 10 of your deepest breaths. This calms the nervous system and regulates anxiety. Spend a weekend cooking. Cook a big batch of soup or double a casserole to freeze so you have nourishing food for days you’re not up to cooking. Make plans. Whether …