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Gratitude During a Pandemic…And Beyond

Posted on May 21, 2020 by TPN.health
It is a condition of being human to have needs and navigate ways of getting those needs met. In doing so, we come up against the senses of “not enough” and maybe even “too much,” and we figure out how to live in those spaces or create new ones. It is also a human given Read more...
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You Are How You Cook: Effects of Food-Prep Practices on Mental Health

Posted on May 15, 2020 by TPN.health
Amidst the many considerations of these “stay-at-home” times, it is possible that many folks are considering their relationship to food prep and cooking differently. As access to restaurants is limited, people are opting more often to create meals using their own tools and processes rather than getting their sustenance ready-made from an outside source (evidenced Read more...
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Lending an Ear: A Reflection on Listening

Posted on May 14, 2020 by TPN.health
The American Speech-Langauge-Hearing Association (ASHA) dedicates each May to Better Hearing and Speech month, during which time ASHA creates opportunities for education about communication disorders and the organization’s role in providing treatment. ASHA defines a communication disorder as an  “impairment in the ability to receive, send, process, and comprehend concepts or verbal, nonverbal and graphic Read more...
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Write It On Your Heart (& Brain)

Posted on May 11, 2020 by TPN.health
Throughout history, word-workers and story-makers have been sharing their experiences on the stimulating effects of pen-and-paper writing. For instance, memoirist and fiction writer Robert Stone said of his pen use and mental clarity, “On a typewriter or word processor, you can rush something that shouldn’t be rushed–you can lose nuance, richness, lucidity. The pen compels Read more...
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Two Legs, One Brain: Positive Effects of Walking on Mental Health

Posted on May 6, 2020 by TPN.health
In the current quaran-times, it’s true that most folks’ movement routines have been disrupted or changed in one way or another, whether losing a commute to work, thinking more deliberately about when to leave home, or exercising at home or outdoors rather than the gym. With limited destinations, this time also presents the opportunity for Read more...
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Speech Impairment Awareness in Behavioral Health

Posted on April 30, 2020 by TPN.health
Have you ever traveled to a foreign country and not known the local language? Ever blanked while speaking publicly? Perhaps you’ve experienced the terror of choking and not being able to yell for help? For those of us without consistent barriers to verbal communication, it’s easy to forget how integral speech is in our lives Read more...
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