Andrea Lopes

8
Feb

What is a Toxic Versus Healthy Relationship? By Vicktoria Molokin, LCPC

Relationships are complex, complicated, and most of the time difficult to navigate for a variety of reasons. There are different factors of a relationship that can help you differentiate healthy versus unhealthy relationships in your life. These factors are but not limited to communication, respect, trust, honesty, equality, personal time, and sexual choices. Let’s dig into some of these on

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29
Dec

3 Ways to Change Your Mindset

          Occasionally, life has a way of making us feel so small and breaking us down. Some people cannot put their wheels in motion, while others are inexorable with their life’s goals. The truth is that your mindset is usually what really makes the difference. Learning how to manage your thought patterns can keep you on the

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1
Dec

Living with anxiety is difficult. Here are some tools to help you manage.

When you live with an anxiety disorder, any moment can become one that creates a slow-rising panic within you. Life is normal one second and the next, you feel your chest tighten and your heart begin to race. You may begin to hyperfocus on future events and find yourself getting lost in “what-ifs.” To make matters worse, you may then

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3
Nov

Immune Support Recommendations

The immune system is your body’s primary mechanism of defense, responsible for protecting you from potentially harmful invaders, including viruses. Certain lifestyle interventions can support your immune function, including: Maintaining a balanced healthy diet, which focuses on whole, unprocessed foods high in antioxidants Engaging in regular physical activity Getting adequate, good-quality sleep; the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

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15
Aug

5 Things About Acupuncture You Must Know Before You Try It

One big mistake that some people often make in life is missing out on an experience due to fear or lack of knowledge about it.  This often applies to acupuncture, which many people fear due to lack of knowledge and the thought of needles. Acupuncture is a highly effective treatment in chronic pain, depression, anxiety, or digestive issues. If you’re

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3
Apr

Information and Resources for Coronavirus

Need health insurance? Currently they have opened enrollment through June 15, 2020.   Go to the Maryland Health Connection and complete an application. Maryland Health Connection For the most up-to-date information on the coronavirus, go to: Center for Disease Control and Prevention Maryland Department of Health World Health Organization Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center https://www.nami.org/Support-Education/NAMI-HelpLine/COVID-19-Information-and-Resources For coronavirus text alerts: Text “MdReady”

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15
Jan

Wellness Leader Quiz

Wellness is What We Choose to Be Consciously leading wellness in our own lives isn’t a matter of just eating healthy foods or getting enough sleep. It is a deep, personal commitment to empower wellbeing for yourself and, through your example, the lives of others. You lead wellness every time you… …experience beauty and wonder in your daily life. …seek opportunities to

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3
Jan

Global Wellness Institute – Wellness Moonshot

Many of us take pause at the beginning of each year to remind ourselves of what is important to us and what matters most in our lives.  We take time to set goals and resolutions that we hope will help us make changes that will enhance our lives.   Flourish has joined the Global Wellness Institutes program, The Wellness Moonshot. This is

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29
Dec

New Year New Dreams – How to Use a Single Word to Stay Inspired

Getting Inspired for the New Year, As I’ve been preparing for several Vision Board Workshops that I will be holding in January, I’ve become more interested in how words can inspire us.   Choosing a word to start your Vision Board may be a helpful way for you to start. If you won’t be creating a Vision Board, selecting a

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19
Sep

Learning to Manage Test Anxiety, By: Vicktoria Molokin, LCPC

Tips and Techniques to help you manage your anxiety for the upcoming exam Test anxiety is a very common issue for many students.    There are way to work through this anxiety and learn to become a confident test taker.   If you or someone you know is struggling, call Flourish.  We can help! Before the exam:  First and foremost it

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