When to seek psychotherapy

It can be difficult to decide if what you are experiencing is just ‘the blues’, or you have simply been stressed or worried by issues at home, work, or your community.  However, there are some guidelines about when it may be best to seek the help of a qualified mental health professional. For more information […]

Natural Methods to Help with Maintaining a Better Mood

Many people are quick to seek out psychiatric medications when they have mood problems (depression or anxiety).  While these medications do have their place (and no one is expected to simply ‘gut it out’), it is also important to remember that we have many ways to help maintain a healthy mood.  It may take a […]

Forgive and Forget?

It’s one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself, to forgive. Forgive everybody. –Maya Angelou Forgive And Forget? It is said that confession is good for the soul. It may also be good for your mental health. Forgiveness involves letting go: of the need for revenge, of resentment and bitterness, of wishing bad karma […]

The Greatest Generation Can Be A Great Challenge

By Staff Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live; it is asking others to live as one wishes to live. -Oscar Wilde   Many people these days—especially if they are Baby Boomers or members of the Sandwich Generation—feel that older people appear incredibly selfish, i.e. demanding, and self-focused. Baby Boomers often become caregivers […]

Mind Full or Mindful?

There is an old saying, which states, “always look on the bright side of life”, and while that is not possible 100 percent of the time it implies that we should strive to see the positive in situations which confront us throughout our lives. This saying means we should be thankful for what we have […]

Bullying Isn’t Just For Kids

Bullying does not end when childhood ends. In fact, according to a survey by the Pew Research Center nearly 75 percent of American adults have witnessed online harassment, and 40 percent have been the victims of cyberbullying. What Is Cyberbullying? Cyberbullying is the act of using online platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, blogs or Instagram […]

Blame It On…

By Staff   According to the Merriam Webster dictionary, the definition of blame is “to hold responsible, to find fault with, or to censure for something that has happened, has failed to happen or which has had a negative impact in some way.” It is so easy for us to blame someone or something for […]

How To Get Your Teen Out of Bed in the Morning

Written by Staff Why is it that kids will wake up bright and early at 6AM on Saturday, ready to watch their favorite TV show, but during the week, getting them out of bed and ready for school is like trying to get the Earth to change its rotation? That has been puzzling parents since […]

Laughter Is Good Medicine

“Angels can fly because they take themselves lightly.” –G.K. Chesterton There are numerous tools to help people battle mental illness, but many therapists conclude that laughter is one of their all-time favorites. Study after study has revealed that we humans can help heal our bodies, minds and spirits with a good dose of humor. Dr. […]

Dealing With Difficult People

When you’ve been in the workplace long enough you meet all types of personalities, and you work with and for your share of difficult bosses and coworkers. You know the ones: those quirky personalities, the ones with toxic energy levels, odd communication styles, and/or huge egos. Some of these situations may require extreme measures to […]