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Validate Yourself and Know Your Worth

It is very easy to fall into the trap of thinking your worth as a person also comes from what you do instead of who you are.  It is also easy to see your worth as being reflected off others instead of shining out from inside.  When you allow other people or outside situations to [...]

By |October 27th, 2018|Categories: Depression, Happiness, Whole Person Care|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Validate Yourself and Know Your Worth

Rewriting Anxiety’s Script

What do actors do when they get a new script? In my limited theatrical experience, which happened far longer ago than I care to acknowledge, actors get together and do a read-through of the script. Sometimes, an actor is given the entire script and other times, an actor is given parts of the script, which [...]

By |March 30th, 2018|Categories: Anxiety, Depression, Recovery, Whole Person Care|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Rewriting Anxiety’s Script

Are You the Definition of a Stay-Putter?

Bill was a classic stay-putter. Almost thirty, he’d never kept a job for more than a year. In between episodes of work, he found friends to take him in or crashed in his parents’ basement. By doing that, Bill was wearing out his welcome just about everywhere, including the basement. For almost a decade, Bill [...]

By |November 20th, 2017|Categories: Anxiety, Depression, Technology|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Are You the Definition of a Stay-Putter?

Four Tips for Managing Your Anxiety

Anxieties often start in the mind and fast-forward to the body, resulting in rapid breathing, or hyperventilation. When you hyperventilate, you take in more oxygen than you need. Your ratio of oxygen to carbon dioxide gets unbalanced, resulting in increased heart rate, tingling in your extremities, and feeling light-headed. Paradoxically, when you hyperventilate, you can [...]

By |September 27th, 2017|Categories: Anxiety, Happiness, PTSD, Recovery|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Four Tips for Managing Your Anxiety

What the Media Tells Us About Love and Happiness

This is one of the Media's favorite paths to happiness.  If you can only find love, true love, you'll find happiness.  Of course, Media is also filled with the abject misery that falling in love can bring, as represented in big-screen films, newspaper stories, reality shows, magazine articles, and weekly sitcoms. Love and its promises [...]

By |April 21st, 2017|Categories: Happiness, Relationships|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on What the Media Tells Us About Love and Happiness

Being an Alert and Vigilant Parent

Teens live amid such tumultuous waters, it can be hard to detect if something is just an adolescent squall or if there's a real storm brewing.  As a parent, you're caught between a rock and a hard place.  You don't want to be perceived as a meddling parent.  You want your teenager to learn how [...]

By |February 27th, 2017|Categories: Depression, Family Life|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Being an Alert and Vigilant Parent

Anxiety: Accept the Small Stuff

One of the mistaken beliefs surrounding anxiety is that everything that happens centers around you.  This mistaken belief can take on a life of its own when you are in anxiety overload.  You become a raw nerve, jumping at everything that happens around you and at everyone you come into contact with.  In such a [...]

By |May 10th, 2016|Categories: Anxiety, Happiness, PTSD, Recovery|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Anxiety: Accept the Small Stuff

Creating Healthy Relationships with Intention

As you work to create a healthier life, it’s important to look at ways you can strengthen your relationships. Strong relationships should be the main source of comfort and gratification in your life. Yet, at times, you may turn to food to fill a void. Food is nourishment and nutrition; it’s not the answer for [...]

By |January 30th, 2016|Categories: Happiness, Relationships|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Creating Healthy Relationships with Intention

The Rise in Prescription Antidepressants

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 Scientific American, "Between 1996 and 2005 the percentage of psychiatry office visits involving psychotherapy decreased from about 44.4 percent - [...]

Creating an Action Plan for Your New Exercise Routine

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 our exercise attempts to fail. Why? Because, physically unprepared to begin at such a fast pace, our bodies and our [...]

By |November 30th, 2015|Categories: Depression, Whole Person Care|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Creating an Action Plan for Your New Exercise Routine