Boston Post Adoption Resources is a nonprofit mental health provider in Brookline, MA that provides individual, family and group therapy and resources for adoptive families, foster families, adult adoptees, and birth parents to help them lead healthy, productive lives.
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Many of our BPAR clients, friends, families and colleagues are battling what we call the “Winter Blues.” The Winter Blues are characterized by less energy, more fatigue despite sleeping, feeling down or “blue,” having trouble getting up in the mornings, and gaining weight/craving carbohydrates. The Winter Blues are symptoms often associated with Seasonal Affective Disorder […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on 5 Tips to Combat the “Winter Blues”
“When you’re good to yourself, you’re good to me. So now and then, have a day away. Buy a gift for yourself, I’ll share it too, for your feelings flow out to me.” -Ruth Reardon, Listening To The Littlest Summer is halfway over and fall is peeking around the corner. Eventually, school will start again […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on The Importance of Self Care for Parents
It is the time of year everyone has been waiting for! A time for a break in routine, a time for unstructured days and sleeping a little later. While all of this time-out is very healthy for children and families, the ending of school can be a difficult transition for adopted children. The end of […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on School’s Out!
I have a love/hate relationship with New Years. I love the energy that people have — excited for new challenges and helping to motivate and inspire each other. People are taking time to think about what it is they want out of life, what is important and how to make it happen. On the other […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Happy New Year: Now Go Love Yourself
Everyone has a cold. Most of you, your children and/or your colleagues, friends and family are all back to school, activities, or work and daycare full-time. Germs are flying. You may notice you have less energy as the days get shorter, and your stress levels are starting to build. How do you keep yourself healthy […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on How Do I Stay Healthy This Fall?