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What is WOOP?

(Day 26) 30 Days of Self-Care Information and Strategies – Kristin Cowart, MSW, LCSW For over 20 years, Psychologist Gabriele Oettingen has studied many people including dieters, students, job seekers, love seekers, people recovering from physical injuries and other...

P-EBT Benefits: Get $250+ for Food for Children

Get $250-302 for each school-age child to spend on food Deadline for P-EBT: Tuesday, June 30, 2020 The State of Missouri and Illinois have created P-EBT to support the unforeseen burden of buying more food when normally children may have been fed at schools. This is a...

What the heck is hedonic adaptation?

(Day 22) 30 Days of Self-Care Information and Strategies – Kristin Cowart, MSW, LCSW No matter how we initially feel when a major life event or change occurs (positive or negative) hedonic adaption is the term used to describe how we tend to quickly return to our...

Slowing… down…

(Day 21) 30 Days of Self-Care Information and Strategies – Kristin Cowart, MSW, LCSW On the highway of life, things can seem to pass so quickly they are often hardly noticeable. Dr. Alan Castel confirms this in Why Should We Slow Down? The Lost Art of Patience. Try...

What is the connection between food our mood?

(Day 19) 30 Days of Self-Care Information and Strategies – Kristin Cowart, MSW, LCSW Without a steady source of fuel from the foods we eat, our mind and bodies do not function well. Unhealthy eating habits like, skipping meals, cutting out entire food groups and...

Message from the Executive Director

Dear Friends, As I have reflected on the events of this past days following the killing of George Floyd, I felt called to share from a more personal place that I don’t often discuss.  In my own life I am guided by two important principles from my belief tradition: The...