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Mark Maker: The Younique Foundation

Mark Maker: The Younique Foundation

The Younique Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides impactful resources, retreats, and support groups to inspire hope and healing in women who were sexually abused as children or adolescents.We sat down with the founders of Younique, Derek and Shelaine Maxfield, to learn about their journey, and what inspired them to begin the foundation. See our video interview below to learn more about our latest Mark Maker and how they are making a difference.  If you would like to help out this cause, we are matching monetary contributions made in the month of April, click here to learn more....

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3 Ways to Turn Your Focus to the Good Things in Life

3 Ways to Turn Your Focus to the Good Things in Life

It’s not always easy to recognize the good things in our lives, especially during difficult times. Focusing on problems and other negativity is actually the default for our brains, according to the negativity bias. The negativity bias states that negative stimuli are more readily processed in our brains. This is the reasoning behind why we tend to remember negative comments better than positive ones. However, this primitive tendency doesn’t have to take over your life. Gratitude journaling is a powerful technique to help us train our brains to look for the positive things and magnify them. Benefits A simple Internet...

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Tips for Face Mask Wear and Care

Tips for Face Mask Wear and Care

The CDC has recommended we all wear face coverings when in community settings, such as trips to the grocery store or pharmacy. Below are tips to help you select a face mask along with proper wear and care instructions. Please be sure to continue to practice social distancing (even when wearing a mask), frequent hand washing, avoiding touching your face, and regular disinfecting of frequently used items and surfaces.   Selecting a Face Mask Here’s what to look for in a cloth mask. A snug but comfortable fit against the face Has ties or ear loops Has multiple layers of...

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Journaling Methods to Reduce Anxiety

Journaling Methods to Reduce Anxiety

Our brains are incredible. They are the command center for every process in the body, including the beating of the heart. Our brains process stimuli from all five senses, learn, store memories, and produce ideas. While our brains are capable of many crucial and astounding things, they can sometimes produce frightening thoughts and spin into chaos. Sometimes we feel fear and panic and our thoughts are racing. It can be hard to know how to regain control and a sense of peace. The American Psychological Association defines anxiety as “an emotion characterized by feelings of tension, worried thoughts and physical...

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