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New Year’s Resolution

It is the beginning of the New Year, a time to reassess goals and priorities in the hope of making personal improvements from the year before.  One of the most popular resolutions among Americans is to lose weight. It is easy to develop tunnel vision once you start counting calories, and it can sometimes lead

What is your insomnia about?

We all know how lousy we feel after a night with little rest. Sleep is vitally important for your mental, physical, and emotional health. Experts recommend some key tips for getting a good night’s sleep such as going to bed and waking up at the same time every day, keeping your bedroom dark and cool,

Watch your drinking this season

The Holiday season is upon us, which means we all amp up our lives with extra parties and other social events. All the added stress and parties can tempt even the most disciplined person when it comes to alcohol. It’s great to celebrate with family and friends with some drinks, but how do you know

Understanding Panic Attacks

Did you know that one of the top 10 terms searched in 2015 was “panic attack?” Millions of Americans suffer from panic disorder, yet people who experience them often do not know what is happening to them and feel scared and alone. People having a panic attack often experience the sudden onset of physical symptoms

Coping with Catastrophe

These posts, and all of my writing-teaching-training and clinical work, are devoted to helping folks recover their resilience – to “bounce back” from disappointment, difficulty, even disaster more skillfully, more quickly. I focus on helping individuals strengthen the 6 C’s of coping – calm, compassion, connections, clarity, competence and courage -to do so. I rely

Why Mental Health Screenings are a Must

Mental Health Screenings recommended for individuals visiting their general practitioner For many individuals, appointments with doctors are routine. Our community members go to a doctor for a regular physical where their heart rate and blood pressure are checked, their knees are tapped for reflexes, they are measured and weighed to track their size. There are