Shop Smart this Holiday Season

Getting caught up in the thrill of mad holiday shopping can for some people turn into a huge problem.  Learn to identify when shopping goes from pleasurable to possibly an addiction. Molly Allen, PsyD Licensed Psychologist Black Friday shopping gone wrong

Spending The Holidays Alone

Are you spending the holidays alone? If you’re feeling down or depressed, Dr. Bruce Nystrom has some ideas on how to cheer yourself up. “Holidays are not necessarily depressing in the clinical sense,” says Nystrom, “but they are poignant in the sense that we remember past holidays and we remember our grandparents, parents, aunts/uncles who […]

Making Exercise ‘Pleasant’

As Thanksgiving approaches, many Americans will be at least dimly aware that it might be helpful to work off those extra pounds gained over the holidays. This study points out that people tend to avoid exercise because they don’t find it to be fun. One trick to turning this around is to end an exercise […]

10 Ways to Improve Your Ability to Thrive in Difficult Times

The U.S. Defense Department’s Defense Centers of Excellence For Psychological Health & Traumatic Brain Injury just issued the following news release: 10 TIPS TO BOOST RESILIENCE IN SERVICE MEMBERS Resilience is the ability to respond successfully to a stressful or challenging experience. It’s a skill that can be learned and sharpened with practice. Building flexible […]

Weathering The Storms: The Stress of Severe Weather

Severe weather can cause stress and anxiety; tornadoes, hurricanes, snowstorms, massive rain or flooding, wildfires, even windstorms can wreak emotional and psychological havoc. The recent “Frankenstorm” that hit most of the Eastern United States is no exception. The tornado and hurricane seasons can be long and grueling. After all, how many times can you board […]