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You Can Fight and Beat Depression: Fighting Holiday Blues

Seems like the holidays bring on the blues – so much rushing around, to-do lists, crowds, social engagement - do you experience feelings of sadness or hopelessness?  How about loss of interest in your hobbies or normal activities?  Slowed thought process, anxiety or insomnia?  If so, you may be experiencing mild or major depression.  The [...]

By |2019-12-02T19:40:09+00:00December 2nd, 2019|Anxiety, Depression|0 Comments

What is Trauma?

Trauma is defined as a deeply distressing or disturbing experience. The SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions explains that “individual trauma results from an event, series of events, or set of circumstances experienced by an individual as physically or emotionally harmful or life-threatening.” Trauma has lasting adverse effects and impact on an individual's mental, [...]

By |2019-09-18T20:58:32+00:00September 18th, 2019|Trauma|0 Comments

What does happiness mean to you?

Happiness, we all want it, and many feel as though it cannot be reached. Happiness is defined as a sense of well-being, joy, or contentment. How do you define happiness? Is it related to satisfaction? Appreciation? Pleasure? Success? And more importantly, who defines happiness for you? Often, people find themselves defining happiness based on [...]

By |2019-09-18T20:56:54+00:00September 18th, 2019|Balance|0 Comments

Fourteen Forty: There are 1440 minutes in a day, how will you spend yours?

Ever wake up in the morning with all the “things to do” swirling about your mind?  Your days have become a perpetual checklist of chores, check-ins and chatting with all sorts of people. Granted, with career, school or perhaps “domestic engineering” let’s face it:  There’s so much to do.  Some days it’s as though there [...]

By |2019-09-18T20:26:25+00:00September 11th, 2019|Balance|0 Comments

Behavioral Health – how does depression impact chronic illness?

"Happiness is not something to be pursued, but rather something that ensues."  Viktor Frankl Mind-body connection – we hear about it, read about it.  But what exactly does that mean?  For those living with depression or PTSD, chronic pain may manifest itself in a variety of ways.  Pain provokes an emotional response in everyone.  [...]

By |2019-09-18T20:30:40+00:00September 11th, 2019|Depression|0 Comments

Ever need a time-out?

Timeouts aren’t just for unruly toddlers.  Sometimes we all need a time-out to decompress and listen to our bodies.  What is stressing you out?  How is it physically affecting you?  Here are 5 things you can do to get you back “in” from a time “out.” Deep breathing – Don’t underestimate the power of [...]

By |2019-09-17T15:53:37+00:00September 5th, 2019|Anxiety|1 Comment