Tips for Healthier Sleep Habits

Tips for Healthier Sleep Habits

Tips for Healthier Sleep Habits
March is Sleep Awareness Month! Sleep Deprivation Can Be Life Threatening Over Time. Statistics say most Americans are chronically sleep deprived. This affects us subtly, over time—the effects build until they are life threatening. Turns out, adequate sleep is a biological...

Understanding Eating Disorders

Understanding Eating Disorders
February 25 - March 3, 2019 is Eating Disorders Awareness Week Although roughly 30 million people in the U.S. are affected, when it comes to understanding eating disorders, most of us don’t know much about this dangerous mental health condition....

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…

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,…

Mindfulness Made Easy

Mindfulness Made Easy

Practicing mindfulness doesn’t have to mean formal mediation and sitting still in a totally silent room! With the start of a new year, many of my clients talk about new ways to improve their emotional wellness in the upcoming year….

Online Therapy Can Reduce the Stress of Seeking Treatment

Online Therapy Can Reduce the Stress of Seeking Treatment

When a doctor or family member recommends someone seek counseling, the recommendation is often dismissed because it seems logistically impossible. Many people struggle with how to fit a therapy routine into their hectic life due to a number of factors…

Managing Stress for a Healthy Family

Managing Stress for a Healthy Family

Children model their parents’ behaviors, including those related to managing stress. Parents who deal with stress in unhealthy ways risk passing those behaviors on to their children. Alternatively, parents who cope with stress in healthy ways can not only promote…

Don’t Let Workplace Stress Ruin Your Labor Day Holiday

Don’t Let Workplace Stress Ruin Your Labor Day Holiday

Originally intended as a day for relaxation and celebration of the American worker, Labor Day today is very different from the first Labor Day in 1882. Back then, a largely industrial and agricultural workforce could disconnect from work on Labor…

Why Taking Time Off is So Important for Your Mental Health

Why Taking Time Off is So Important for Your Mental Health
Many of us like to save our vacation days. We enjoy the feeling of always having a large “bank” of vacation days available to us. We use our days sparingly so we know they’re always there if we need them....

Deep Breathing Techniques: An Exercise in Calming and Prayer

Deep Breathing Techniques: An Exercise in Calming and Prayer

When we feel stress and anxiety, two effective ways for bringing relief are breathing and prayer. For centuries, faith traditions have combined these two common, everyday human actions as a means for caring for oneself and getting through tense times….