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How to Deal With Awkward Conversations

The Nystrom & Associates provider consulted for this article is Dr. Karin Ryan, PsyD, LP, Clinic Director, and Outpatient Therapist.     We will inevitably have awkward conversations with friends and family during the holidays and throughout our lives. Unfortunately, we cannot avoid them. However, we can learn tips for coping with those awkward...

Food & Mood: How Are They Linked?

The Nystrom & Associates provider consulted for this article is Zach Shivers, a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist.  It’s well known that our diet significantly impacts our well-being, including our emotional, behavioral, and mental health. Keep reading to learn how food affects your mood and healthy eating tips.   What We Eat Matters   Improving your...

Election Stress is Real, But Here’s How to Deal

The Nystrom & Associates providers consulted for this article are Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFTs) Michelle Iversen and Brett Cushing. Michelle and Brett are Outpatient Therapists and the co-hosts of Psyched for Psychology.  Mid-term elections are approaching, which also means...election stress. Pre-election stress stems from leading up to the election and post-election stress after the...

What Radical Acceptance Is & How to Apply It in Your Life

The Nystrom & Associates provider consulted for this article is Dr. Karin Ryan, PsyD, LP, Clinic Director, and Outpatient Therapist.     It’s no secret that life is full of changes. And sometimes in our lives, we go through something hard, something unwanted. That might be a change (job loss), a loss (children moving away),...

4 Steps to Assertive Communication

The Nystrom & Associates provider consulted for this article is Dr. Karin Ryan, PsyD, LP, Clinic Director, and Outpatient Therapist.          Do you know what the healthiest and most effective communication style is? According to Dr. Karin Ryan, Clinic Director and Outpatient Therapist at Nystrom & Associates, it’s assertive communication. Assertive communication...

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