Daniel Dashnaw M.S. M.A.

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The Holidays and COVID; 7 Critical Ways Couples Can Manage This Tough Conversation

Now we are managing the holidays and COVID, is it about time to rewrite your family traditions? All families have traditions and rituals. In my family of origin, Easter was a huge deal. We all

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6 Amazing Benefits of Giving Thanks from the Neuroscience of Gratitude

Does gratitude matter during a global pandemic? Let’s face it, this Thanksgiving will be in a class by itself.  It will be a unique experience. Some families will gather around tables, smaller

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Gratitude Tips: in 5 Simple Steps Couples Can Use this Powerful Practice

We’ve talked about the neuroscience of gratitude and its importance in our lives. A healthy practice of gratitude is a way to acknowledge the good things in your life. It is also a way

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10 Sure-Fire Ways to Curb Doomscrolling for Marital Happiness

What is Doomscrolling? Doomscrolling is the compulsive consumption of problem-saturated media content. The scroll describes the endless feed of posts, memes, and articles many of which feed our plugged-in

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5 Little-Known Secrets From Social Neuroscience and COVID Stress

What is Social Neuroscience? Social neuroscience is a cross-disciplinary area of research. It’s more of a “hard science”; examining how genetic, cellular, hormonal, and neurologic pathways

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Cinema Therapy…and the Eye-Opening Promise of Mental Health Movies

What is Cinema Therapy? Revised 4/5/21 One of the best-kept secrets in mental health is that watching movies can be good for you. How do movies heal? In this post, I’m going to explore Cinema Therapy. Cinema,

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