Can Pets Help to Improve Mental Health?

Pets can be a very important source of social and emotional support. Pets have been shown to improve symptoms of mental health diagnoses ranging from depression to PTSD.

Surviving the Quarter Life Crisis: How To Make It Out Alive

If you read Part 1 of this series, you are now aware that the quarter-life crisis is in fact a very real thing that affects many people in their 20’s and early 30’s. While there may not be an exact “cure” for the quarter-life crisis, here are a few tips to help you keep your head above water and make this a successful time in your life.

Surviving the Quarter Life Crisis: Warning Signs

The struggle is real. Not only is the average twenty-something most likely working a job they merely tolerate, they are also trying to define themselves, determine the direction of their adult lives, live up to their parents expectations, and pay those first few bills that seem completely overwhelming (cable costs HOW much?!). Navigating through your 20’s and early 30’s can be extremely difficult while at the same time be some of the best years of your life. One day you feel as if you can conquer the world and the very next you’re positive that your life is going nowhere.

How to Survive the Dreaded Questions During the Holidays

We’ve all been there. You get to Thanksgiving dinner and that relative you rarely see asks, “Are you dating anybody?” Or, if you are recently married, “When will you guys have a baby?” Or, my favorite question after graduating from college, “Have you found a job yet?”

Understanding Tinnitus: Treatment Options (Part 4)

Now that you understand what tinnitus is, you might be thinking, “What can I do if I have tinnitus?” or “How can therapy be helpful with the symptoms I am experiencing?” Today I hope to give you an idea of the treatment options that are available for someone who might be suffering from tinnitus.

Understanding Tinnitus (Part 3)

Tinnitus is a disorder that you may never have heard of, however, the statistics are staggering as to how many people suffer from this condition. Today, I hope to give you an idea of just how much tinnitus can affect a person’s life. We’ll also discuss the other disorders, known as co-occurring disorders, that often accompany it.

Understanding Tinnitus (Part 2)

Are you living with tinnitus? Do you know someone that lives with tinnitus? There is a good chance that you do know someone that suffers from this condition, as it affects about 1 in 5 people.

Last time, we discussed what exactly tinnitus is and how many people are affected by it. Today we’ll look at what causes tinnitus and the symptoms that are associated with this condition.

Understanding Tinnitus (Part 1)

Tinnitus is a condition that can lead to stress, anxiety, depression, and in some cases, suicide. Because of the psychological distress that often accompanies this condition, I believe it is important to understand tinnitus and the current treatment options available. Let’s start by gaining a better understanding of tinnitus and how many people are affected by this condition.