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[4 Tips] For Managing Stress and Anxiety During the Holiday Season

Season’s Greetings Tomodotchi’s! Are you ready for the holidays? From a young age we’re taught that this is supposed to be the most joyous time of the year. The flashy lights, the festive music and the media all tell us that we are supposed to feel a certain type of mood. However, we know that

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[5 Life Lessons] That Help Ease Our Anxiety and Improve Our Wellbeing

Hi Tomodotchi’s! Recently, we were able to take a trip for some much needed mental and physical rest. While we were there, we did a pretty crazy and arduous hike. The hike is essentially following an old train track straight up a mountain. At certain points, there is no ground under you! Other points, it

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[Our Top 5 Self-Care] Habits and Strategies for Improved Mental Health

Hi Tomodotchi’s,   Your mental wellbeing is of the upmost importance. As we each go through our own journeys, we pick up our own self-care habits, which become our steps to wellbeing or strategies to improve our mental health. Learning new tools and gaining new resources can always be beneficial to improving your mental health.

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[3 Triggers and Responses] for Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

Hi Tomodotchi’s!   It’s official, we’re about to hit the most wonderful time of the year! However, for some of us, this season is anything but wonderful. If you are one of those that suffers from Seasonal Affective Disorder, then this post is for you. For others, it’s important for to recognize that for some,

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3 Self-Awareness Mindset Changes for Increased Inner Strength

Hi Tomodotchi’s,   Have you ever noticed that during our hardest moments we feel our weakest? Personally, these moments are filled with emotion, anxiety and irrational thoughts. During these times, it’s hard to find our inner strength and confidence, the two things we need to get through these tough times. As we reflected on these challenging

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How We Overcome Self-Doubt and Emotional Invalidation

Hi Tomodotchi’s,   Have you ever been told “someone else has it worse”? Perhaps you had a friend or parent say it, or perhaps you say it to yourself. This statement can be incredibly emotionally invalidating and/or self-defeating. When your feelings are invalidated, you tend to have more self-doubt and it can lower your self-esteem.

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7 Misconceptions About Mental Health [Let’s End The Stigma!]

Hi Tomodotchi’s,   This week we were inspired by World Mental Health Day and the global shift towards focusing on our collective mental wellness. In our opinion, one of the major detriments to mental health normalcy and prioritization is stigma. As a global society there are still many misconceptions about mental health. These misconceptions lead

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[3 Things to know] for understanding different personality types

Hello Tomodotchi’s!   One of our passions in life is connecting with all of you and building better relationships. Prior to starting Tomodotchi we were in the corporate world where we had to understand different personality types to effectively communicate with others. It took a lot of work and reflecting to begin to understand the

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3 Tips To Overcome Feeling Overwhelmed

Hi Tomodotchi’s,   Have you ever had anxiety because of the overwhelming number of things on your plate? Does that anxiety and overwhelmed feeling stop you from being able to focus and actually get anything done? Do you ever feel so overwhelmed that you don’t even know where to start?   Well, if you answered

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An open letter to those coping with anxiety and depression

Hello Tomodotchi,   If you’re reading this, you’re probably anxious, depressed, and or stressed. You may be broken, tired and overwhelmed. You may be going through a break up, overworked and or underappreciated. This open letter is for you, this letter is to remind you that you are strong, you are important and you are

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[3 Tools] to manage or control anxiety and depression

Hi Tomodotchi’s,   We hope you are all doing well in your mental health journeys. This week’s topic is a very personal topic as we will be covering the 3 main tools, we personally use to manage and control our anxiety. While these tools help us deal with our anxiety and depression, it’s not meant

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Managing Anxiety, High Stress and Covid – [Tales from the ER]

Hello Tomodotchi’s! I’m a guest contributor to the site and hope to add a different perspective on all thing’s mental health and well-being. First, some background info: I’m an ER physician who’s been working in the field for 12 years. I’ve got a family. I’ve got kids. And I’ve got a lot of stress in

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[5 Ways] We Unintentionally Cause Unexpected Anxiety In Adulthood

Hello Tomodotchi’s,   We hope you are all having a fantastic week! In exciting news, as of the moment of writing this post, we have gained over 100 followers on our Facebook page. We are so ecstatic about the growth of our Tomodotchi family and can’t wait to engage with everyone. This community is really

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How Hero/ines Manage Anxiety

Hello Tomodotchi’s!   Our community has been growing and we could not be more grateful or appreciative to have each and every one of you be a part of this journey. Every reader is a part of our Tomodotchi family and we hope that we are all growing together!  As always if you are short

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Where We Find Self-Worth

Hello Tomodotchi’s!   Thank you again from the bottom of our hearts for reading our content. We hope it has been helpful in realizing that you are not alone. This blog has already become a form of therapy for ourselves, and we’re enjoying working on ourselves with you all! If you follow us weekly, I

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Managing expectations to help with anxiety?

Hello Tomodotchi’s! Thank you for all the love and support from our welcome post. We truly appreciated the response we received and feel that we are on the right path. For this week’s post, we want to share our experience with the anxiety we feel from expectations. As a quick side note, we’ve decided to

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Welcome to Tomodotchi!

Welcome to Tomodotchi!   What the heck is a Tomodotchi? First and foremost, what the heck is Tomodotchi? The name Tomodotchi comes from the combination of the Japanese word Tomodachi, which means friend, and dot, in reference to the digital age we live in. Tomodotchi literally means your friend in the digital age! We felt

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