Creativity and Healing
Ciera Shimkus

The 5 Senses of Hygge

Embrace the winter season with the Scandinavian concept of Hygge, a practice that brings warmth, comfort, and joy into the colder, darker months. Discover how to create a cozy atmosphere at home using all five senses, from hanging joyful art and dimming lights to wearing warm clothes and enjoying comforting scents and tastes.

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Rock on with the power of heavy metal
Identity and Culture
Cara Paden

Hardcore Metal is Soothing Music

Music has the power to soothe us, regardless of genre. It’s more about how we listen than what we listen to. Stereotypes about music genres are irrelevant, as music is neither good nor bad. It’s what we bring to it that gives it meaning. It’s important to find what music works for us individually, even if it’s not the norm. Experiment with different genres and styles to find what makes you feel relaxed, energized, or focused. Create a playlist or set aside time each day to listen to your chosen music, and enjoy the positive effects it can have on your wellbeing.

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A photo of child grasping a handful of leaves while playing outside. The photo is on a purple background that reads in white lettering: “Creative Arts Therapists Be Like…Imagine The Possibilities. www.intouchandmotion.com”
Creativity and Healing
Amanda Mitchell, LCPC, BC-DMT

Taking Risks: Imagine the Possibilities

As a Creative Arts Therapist, entrepreneur, and general lover of the creative process, I find that I am most myself when I am exploring my curiosity and dreaming about what could be.

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Couples and Intimate Partners
Jordan Ferranto, LCPC, ATR

Four Ways Mindfulness Can Improve Your Sex Life

Something I often hear from folks is that they want to enjoy sex more. So I’d like to share some thoughts on how mindfulness can be an effective tool in working toward more enjoyable sex. Here are four ways in which mindfulness can improve your sex life:

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