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Sensory Grounding Coping Strategy: (ESAs) Emotional Support Animals

Emotional Support Animals (ESAs): Definitions ADA covers service animals, not emotional support animals. Use the link to FAQs for more information. The AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association) offers this summary about their view of service, emotional support, and therapy animals. This post explains their definition of Emotional Support Animals. This article is a resource guide […]Coping… Continue reading Sensory Grounding Coping Strategy: (ESAs) Emotional Support Animals

Aromatherapy, Tools & Coping Strategies

Blending to Relax, Gardening for Inspiration

Blending to Relax - Sensory Grounding Coping Strategy I've been pretty quiet here the last few weeks. Part of it was stress from trying to build the e-commerce store while staying inspired as I learned the ins and outs of SEO writing and marketing. Part of it was stress from a few different posts about… Continue reading Blending to Relax, Gardening for Inspiration

Creating Change, Tools & Coping Strategies

Coping Challenges: Racism is a problem everyone experiences — Untangled Connections

It probably doesn't seem like the type of topic to write about here, but racism is a valid topic because it causes stress, tension, emotional distress, and challenging work/life environments that can negatively impact an individual or group of people's lives. Racism these days is not always obvious or clear these days, but it exists and impacts people all the time.

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About, Aromatherapy, Creating Change, Integration, Personal Stuff, Tools & Coping Strategies

UPDATED: Trauma-informed Care – and why we all deserve it

(Acceptance + Kindness + Active Listening)*2Empathy = Trauma-informed CareSCent reflections definition of trauma-informed care In other words:being treated as equals by practitioners and professionals when asking for and receving all kinds of care. These people: listen actively and with compassionaccept you and your experiences as real and validwork with you through different challenges associated with… Continue reading UPDATED: Trauma-informed Care – and why we all deserve it

Tools & Coping Strategies

Resilience and Strength in knowing who we are and what we have is enough

Acknowledging a problem I've been having a lot of conversations with family, co-workers, providers, friends and mentors about life in the "new" world. Many of my family members and friends live in "hot spots" like New York and Massachusetts. They are not young, and some fall into the "vulnerable" group. More than a few relatives… Continue reading Resilience and Strength in knowing who we are and what we have is enough