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Ten Things You’ve Always Wanted to Know about Gap Year Programs

By Avery Campbell / June 28, 2022

Deciding whether to take a gap year can be complicated and stressful. Many young adults experience overwhelming pressure from society and often well-meaning friends and family to go right from high school to a college or university, only to immediately begin a traditional career. For an increasing number of individuals who might not feel quite…

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Is a Gap Year Right for me? How to Know if You Need a Break

By Greg Ostler / May 25, 2022

Taking a gap year can be a stressful decision, whether you need a break for mental health reasons or just time to reset. It is important to plan out what you are going to do during your time off so it can be both productive and enjoyable. If you are considering taking a gap year…

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How to build a lifelong, healthy relationship with food and nutrition

By Elyssa Pattillo / May 9, 2022

When it comes to food and nutrition, have you ever felt like you are living inside a never-ending, ever-exhausting hamster wheel? Maybe you feel like you are constantly changing what you eat, constantly fluctuating in weight, never enough energy to be as active as you’d like?  You are not alone. Many people are affected by…

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What is Rehab for Depression?

By Greg Ostler / May 4, 2022

Depression is a complicated disease that affects each person differently. With more than 17.3 million people suffering from the disease in the United States, it is no wonder people are trying to find new ways to help those struggling with depression. There is no cure for depression, and although medication and therapy help many people…

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Masterclass: How to Escape the Dieting Hamster Wheel, Why the Non-Diet Approach Works

By Rachael Colacino / May 3, 2022

Have you ever felt like you live inside of a dieting hamster wheel? Have you experienced that feeling of never quite being enough, and never meeting the body image ideals that our society places on us? Join Embrace’s Lead Dietitian, Elyssa Pattillo, MHS, RD, LDN, as she uncovers the truth about dieting and explores the…

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Masterclass: Why Camp When there’s a Perfectly Good Bed Available?

By Rachael Colacino / March 21, 2022

There is so much more to camping than setting up a tent, sleeping in a bag, seeing bugs and getting dirty. Join Executive Director Greg Ostler, LCSW, LCAS, and Program Director Emma Mooney, BS, to learn how connecting with the world around us provides an opportunity to see who we are and of what we…

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Masterclass: How Self-Care can Improve your Relationships

By Rachael Colacino / March 1, 2022

Join Executive Director Greg Ostler, LCSW, LCAS, and Clinical Director Jennifer Negron, MA, LCMHC, NCC to learn how communication and conflict resolution skills support your ability to manage stress and increase emotional regulation.

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The Struggle is Real: Finding Grace in 2022

By Rachael Colacino / February 16, 2022

The challenges brought into families and communities in 2020 and 2021 have been significant. Students (and their parents) are facing new and greater stresses than ever before – and that’s BEFORE they begin to consider the college application process. What tools are available to help them? How can students and families reduce stress and find…

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Three Simple Ways to Incorporate Movement into Your Life

By Avery Campbell / January 20, 2022

At any given moment, countless people all over the world make a promise to themselves to begin prioritizing fitness and health moving forward. Unfortunately, they often do so by setting lofty goals accompanied by rigid, restrictive ways of achieving them. On top of that, these so-called goals are often dictated by unreliable sources.  When it…

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Your Challenge Your Choice

Webinar: Your Challenge, Your Choice

By Rachael Colacino / January 7, 2022

Join Executive Director Greg Ostler, LCSW, LCAS, and Program Director, Emma Mooney, BS, as they explain how Skyterra Embrace challenges young adults to grow into their independence. Greg and Emma bring their experience from wilderness therapy to Embrace’s unique model of Therapeutic Wellness to help students tap into their own strengths and gain the skills…

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