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Mental health can be scary. Let science help take some of the fear out

Grow your understanding of how the brain works to help eliminate the question “what is wrong upstairs?” and change it to “I know exactly what is going on in there!”

Plants and Mental Health: Why They Pair Together

By Carissa Weber, MA, LPC, CSAC This post originally published on June 9th, 2021 here at That Darn Amygdala. Since it has been a favorite post here, it has been updated with the most up-to-date research. Enjoy! I absolutely love plants! They are all over my house, my office, my yard, and even in myContinue reading “Plants and Mental Health: Why They Pair Together”

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The Science of Laughter

By Carissa Weber, MA, LPC, CSAC Stress has a way of zapping a lot in our lives. It can change our appetite, sleep cycles, mood, and even our sense of humor. If you are amongst the millions that report changes in your humor when you are stressed, you may already know the importance of laughter.Continue reading “The Science of Laughter”

Realistic Affirmations: The Hardest Emotional Regulation Tool

By Carissa Weber, MA, LPC, CSAC This post originally published on August 18th, 2021 here at That Darn Amygdala. It has been updated with the most up-to-date research. Enjoy! In the midst of this month being Stress Awareness Month, I want to talk about something important: how you talk to yourself. How you talk toContinue reading “Realistic Affirmations: The Hardest Emotional Regulation Tool”

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April: The Everything Month

By Carissa Weber, MA, LPC, CSAC With Spring here, there seems to be a resurgence in new things. New grass, new allergies, and new things to be stressed about. This post is going to go over all the new and crazy things that are happening in the month of April. Trust me, there is aContinue reading “April: The Everything Month”

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