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How to find calm in a year of chaos

How to find calm in a year of chaos

We like to consider this package akin to a free counseling session, and although these articles are not a substitute for one-on-one therapy, we hope it’s a start.
What questions do you want to ask a therapist?

Pandemic, politics, and anxiety: You asked questions, Atlanta mental health professionals answered

I feel disconnected from my friends. My partner drives me insane. There's just too much right now. Is this irrational? We asked readers to submit their questions for therapists. Here are their takes.

How to reset your stress: 6 strategies from Atlanta experts

When your cortisol rises, here are six self-soothing strategies from the experts to punch it back down in just a few minutes.
Five spots to find solace in the great outdoors

Five spots to find solace in the great outdoors near metro Atlanta

From a quiet monastery in Conyers to a serene bike trail in Dallas, Georgia.
TIPP therapy

How a rush of cold temps cools my nerves

When I begin to feel particularly blue, I’ll make a beeline for the freezer and pull out an ice pack, hold it in my hand, and I will notice its calming effect. It’s almost as though my brain can’t process both the feeling of cold and the feeling of depression at the same time.
Journaling as a self-care practice

Journaling as a self-care practice

Writing coach Simone Adams explains how journaling can help you organize tasks and challenges that can otherwise feel overwhelming.
Massage in a pandemic

My quest for a safer massage during the pandemic

This is the process I went through in order to schedule an hour-long massage that seemed safest during a pandemic: outdoors (to avoid contaminated air), in a massage chair (thus facing away from the therapist for the majority of the time), with both of us wearing masks.
AIDS in Georgia

Atlanta remains a hotspot for new AIDS/HIV cases

For years, Georgia has been near the top of states with the highest rates of HIV/AIDS cases. In parts of Atlanta and the metro region, rates are as much as eight times the national average, and researchers say they rival levels found in some developing countries.

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