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The Candle of The Sacred Heart/ La vela del Sagrado Corazón

To celebrate Hispanic Heritage month, I'm sharing a reflection on a family tradition that has made a lifelong impact. What parts of your Hispanic heritage have shaped your life? In my Puerto Rican household, one of the most significant family values ingrained in all of us was the Catholic Faith and the fact that we … Continue reading The Candle of The Sacred Heart/ La vela del Sagrado Corazón

It’s summertime, and the livin’ is not always easy

Many people have heard of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), but it is more frequently associated with the colder months. However, it can also present during the summer, along with many other disorders. Here are a few articles discussing  some of the research on how the summer months can be a difficult time for some. If … Continue reading It’s summertime, and the livin’ is not always easy

Actividades para los niños/Activities for Kids

¡El año escolar está al punto de terminar! Ahora, ¿que podemos hacer con nuestros niños? Aquí hay varios sitios con sugerencias, pero nosotros queremos saber cuales son sus lugares o actividades favoritos. ¡Déjenos un comentario! The school year is almost over! Now, what do we do with our kids? Here are a few sites with … Continue reading Actividades para los niños/Activities for Kids

Using Children’s Books to Start a Conversation about Immigration

Sometimes the most important things to talk about are also the hardest things to talk about. Immigration is one of those things, and if the person you're having the discussion with is also a child, things can get even trickier. Here is where picture books come in, and they are useful for different reasons for … Continue reading Using Children’s Books to Start a Conversation about Immigration

Natural Disasters Have Unexpected Impacts on Mental Health.

  Whenever there’s a disaster, there’s a rush on hospital admissions for psychiatric problems. But on the whole, the illness is already there. Emergencies naturally provoke delusions and the emergency efforts, for mania. Obviously, there are direct mental health consequences – a small rise in post-traumatic stress disorder inevitably follows disaster. This correlates with the … Continue reading Natural Disasters Have Unexpected Impacts on Mental Health.

Trending In Immigration Today: ‘Sanctuary schools’ across America defy Trump’s immigration crackdown

High school students in South Florida rally against Donald Trump’s immigration policies and ask that their schools become ‘sanctuaries’. Photograph: Joe Raedle/Getty Images This article – the first of a three-part series – was reported by The74Million.org, a nonpartisan education news nonprofit, in partnership with the Guardian From Los Angeles to Miami to New York, … Continue reading Trending In Immigration Today: ‘Sanctuary schools’ across America defy Trump’s immigration crackdown

Dealing with trauma – counseling for PTSD after a single-event trauma

Involved in, or witnessed, a traumatic event? When you're dealing with trauma, you may be experiencing an array of frightening symptoms. This page is here to give you a brief oversight of trauma, including: timing of symptoms traumatic events debriefing memories and treatment If you've landed here because you feel traumatised at the moment, I … Continue reading Dealing with trauma – counseling for PTSD after a single-event trauma