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The Rise in Prescription Antidepressants

By |January 5th, 2016|Depression, PTSD, Recovery, Whole Person Care|

While there is no dispute that the incidence of depression is growing, the response to this growth is changing.   The trend has been away from traditional psychotherapy and toward a pharmaceutical solution.  As reported by [...]

Creating an Action Plan for Your New Exercise Routine

By |November 30th, 2015|Depression, Whole Person Care|

Oftentimes, a decision to start exercising is made in desperation and disgust. Desperation says, “Start now and start hard.” Disgust says, “You deserve to feel bad.” These twin voices come from frustration, and they doom [...]

Understanding Acute and Chronic Stress

By |October 31st, 2015|Anxiety, PTSD|

Acute stress is the slam-on-the brakes kind of stress. It’s tied to a specific event that is perceived as either dangerous or demanding. Your body rallies around the emotional reaction of alarm and fear by [...]

Studying Your Son’s Multitasking and Critical Thinking

By |September 30th, 2015|Family Life, Technology|

As you consider measuring the impact technology has on your son, be sure to carefully study your son’s ability to multitask, including when his brain gets over-stimulated from too much multitasking. According to Michael Rich, [...]

Whole-Person Approach to Treating Depression

By |August 28th, 2015|Depression, Recovery, Whole Person Care|

In a whole-person treatment approach, the entire body is recognized as an important component in depression. The whole-person approach accepts the body as a complex organism and looks for systemic reasons for depression. The body [...]

How To Become a Life-Giving Person

By |July 1st, 2015|Happiness, Relationships|

As Mahatma Gandhi stepped aboard a train one day, one of his shoes slipped from his foot and landed on the track. The train was already pulling away from the station, and he was unable [...]

Managing the Love Affair with Technology

By |May 31st, 2015|Family Life, Technology|

Getting a novel gadget or using technology in a new way is much like entering into a new relationship. I remember when I got my first computer: I was in love. I remember when I [...]

How To Raise a Happy, Healthy Teen

By |April 30th, 2015|Family Life, General News, Happiness, Relationships|

Whether you have a teenage girl or a teenage boy, there's a lot going on physically in that body and brain. As a parent, you can create some simple physical conditions to help support your [...]

Signs Your Son Has A Technology Addiction

By |March 27th, 2015|Family Life, General News, Happiness, Relationships, Technology|

Boys have a hard enough time concentrating, contemplating, and reflecting -- all executive functions centered in the prefrontal cortex of the brain, an area where teenage males are naturally not as fast to mature as [...]