Six Things to Never Say in a Text

Have you ever sent a text message or DM that you wished you could get back? Remember, “face to face” interactions are where relationships thrive, so as a rule of thumb, try to save the important topics, especially the six below, for in-person conversations. Complaints Without heading your voice, it’s all too easy for someone […]

Kathy’s 7 Tips for Mental Fitness

While physical fitness gets lots of attention, mental fitness is often neglected. Maintaining a healthy and strong mind can be made easy with these 7 simple steps: 1. Eat “Smart” Choose “brain-power” foods, like fruits, vegetables, and oily fish. The omega-3 fatty acids in fish such as salmon and mackerel are reported to enhance brain […]

Mental Health Resolutions for the New Year

Chances are you have a list of goals laid out for 2021 already. Many focus on fitness, finances, new hobbies, and relationships, but rarely is our mental health given the same attention. A new study from the University of Cambridge suggests everyone should get their mental health checked as often as they have an annual physical. Unfortunately, […]

Twins Family Foundation’s Holiday Celebration!

Our team loved hosting our first annual Holiday Celebration yesterday! The children had fun participating in decorating stockings, playing games, gift-giving, and enjoying the Holiday Spirit! The kids had a great time working on their social skills enjoying the day and making friends with other children! Our events are more than just fun; they provide […]

Three Tips for Practicing Gratitude All Year Long

It’s no secret that people who regularly practice gratitude experience more positive emotions, feel more alive, sleep better, express more compassion and kindness, and even have stronger immune systems. Gratitude doesn’t need to be reserved for the Holiday season or special occasions, though. Sure, you might express gratitude after receiving a promotion at work, but […]

Tips for Managing the “Impossible”

Tips for Managing the Impossible

For those working and parenting from home, the COVID-19 pandemic has turned life into the perfect storm. Even before the pandemic, being a spouse, parent, and employee felt overwhelming, and many feel they aren’t meeting those roles 100 percent. Now, with both parents and children at home, taking care of children, taking care of business, […]

The Unspoken Crisis: Rising Suicide Rates Among Black Youth

The Unspoken Crisis

Few realize that suicide is the 10th leading cause of death among Americans.  From 1999 to 2018, the suicide rate has increased by 35%, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. One trend that is particularly disturbing is climbing suicide rates among American youth: From 2007 to 2017, the rate for ages 10 to […]

How to Support your Child’s Mental Health During Protests and a Pandemic

The COVID-19 has been an extremely challenging time for all of us, especially children. In response to the pandemic and the subsequent lockdowns, children may be struggling with feelings of fear anxiety and isolation. Parents need to check their children for behavior changes and signs of distress. Some of the warning signs may include: Boredom […]