Self Image: What Do You See in the Mirror?

Self Image: What Do You See in the Mirror?

Self Image: What Do You See in the Mirror?
  Mirrors are everywhere and each one provides the opportunity for self-affirmation or self-criticism. Most men and women see their bodies as a compilation of unacceptable features. As women pass a mirror they to see big thighs, jiggling arms, protruding...

Understanding Eating Disorders

Understanding Eating Disorders

Tackling common myths about eating disorders. Eating disorders are not a lifestyle choice; they are mental-physical illnesses that affect individuals of every age, race, ethnicity and gender. Seriously affecting health and sometimes fatal, these illnesses severely affect a person’s eating behaviors. However, it is very important to know that eating disorders are treatable. And, the sooner an eating disorder is detected, the better the chance for recovery.

How Psychology Can Help After a Heart Attack

How Psychology Can Help After a Heart Attack

According to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, more than a million Americans have a heart attack each year.1 The key to recovery? Paying attention to the mind as well as the body. That’s because a heart attack can affect…

Seasonal Affective Disorder is More Than “Winter Blues”

Seasonal Affective Disorder is More Than “Winter Blues”

Awakening to another gray, cold, snowy day gives many Midwesterners the urge to pull the covers up over their head and hibernate until April. However, for about 6 of every 100 people, this slightly glum feeling gives way to Seasonal…

Mind/Body Health: Heart Disease and Mental Health

Mind/Body Health: Heart Disease and Mental Health

You might think heart disease is linked only with physical activities — a lack of exercise, poor diet, smoking and excessive drinking. While these habits do heighten the risk of high blood pressure, heart attacks, strokes and other cardiovascular problems,…

Free Play is Essential for Children’s Development

Free Play is Essential for Children’s Development

“Play gives children a chance to practice what they are learning.” – Fred Rogers Free play is essential for a child’s healthy physical, social, cognitive and creative development! But what is free play? Free play is unstructured, child-initiated and spontaneous…

How Cancer Can Affect Mental Health

How Cancer Can Affect Mental Health
Cancer can affect your mental health - according to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), the link between physical and mental health is two-fold. Not only are patients with a serious physical illness more likely to develop depression, but...