The month of February brings up visions of valentine hearts, flowers, and sweets. Valentine’s Day creates the opportunity to focus on our loved ones and acknowledge their importance. When we acknowledge someone’s importance by nurturing the relationship we are cultivating a healthy relationship that will be able to weather the storms of life. Nurturing a [...]
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With bouquets of flowers and heart shaped boxes of chocolates everywhere you turn, it’s hard not to pause and reflect on relationships this time of year. It may be a relationship of the past, present, or one we desire for our future, but human nature tends to lead us on a path to partner with [...]
Relationships are important to every individual as they provide us with comfort, love, and support. People may feel like they understand what is needed to have a successful relationship but may not take into consideration that we all grew up communicating differently. Most individuals tend to love and communicate the way that they witnessed as a child or through previous experiences. Their past could have [...]
“Why should I decide to use medication for my child's Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder? (ADHD) symptoms?” Let’s begin by understanding ADHD is a condition where many symptoms can be present, in different intensities. Every patient with ADHD may have different presentations of symptoms such as a child spending the day daydreaming and falling behind in [...]
Therapeutic Yoga is a specific type of treatment that incorporates gentle yoga postures, use of yoga props (bolsters, blankets and blocks), mindfulness and meditation to assist in decreasing symptoms and increase wellness. Therapeutic yoga can assist in decreasing symptoms by focusing on body awareness, breath awareness and mindfulness techniques exploring stressful thoughts or emotions. Through [...]
Halloween through New Year’s Day is the joyous time of year marked by celebrations of togetherness, feasting on meals rich in carbs and fats, and sprinting for decorating, cleaning, cooking, and shopping. For many, attending to the holiday season’s obligations is a time of increased stress that can negate the joys traditionally expected of this [...]
The holidays can be a joyful time to gather with friends and family, but they can also be a stressful time for us. This time of year is a whirlwind of emotions that can have a way of magnifying the stressors we already carry around with us. Financial burdens, family gatherings, unrealistic expectations, and deadlines are just a few of the stressors. Here are a couple of tips to help you get by: Financial Stress Organization. Let’s start by looking at our budget. Although this can cause some anxiety, remember this is short term. Our goal is to avoid those large credit [...]
Most people suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) also experience sleep problems, including insomnia. PTSD can lead to insomnia for a variety of reasons, including nightmares, an over-active “fight or flight” response that leads to hyper-vigilance, increased worrying, and distressing thoughts. In addition, although sleep problems are typically considered a symptom of PTSD, over time [...]
When we think about the term “health” many of us associate that term with the idea of being physically active and healthy eating. During Men’s Health Month I would like to take this opportunity to talk about the effects of mental health on the body, and how participating in physical activities can help maintain your [...]
Traditionally, there has been a stigma surrounding men’s mental health. A man outwardly discussing his thoughts and feelings can be uncomfortable in the workplace, socially, and even at home. Culturally, we generally require our men to “suck it up” or “man up”. These phrases send the message that we are looking at behavior more and [...]