Have ALL the Feelings! (Part 1)

A recent Time article looked at the link between a diverse emotional experience and inflammation, and found that people who report more diversity in their positive emotional experience also have lower levels of inflammation in their bodies. While some of the conclusions that can be drawn from this article are … Read More

Eat Your Way to Mental Health

The old saying goes, an apple a day keeps the doctor away. According to recent research being done in Australia and the UK, it may also keep the psychiatrist away! According to this article, increasing fruit and vegetable consumption can have positive effects on mental health; similar to the well-documented … Read More

Winter Blues

The holidays are over, the weather is chillier, and the days are short.   While Seasonal Affective Disorder is a more severe depression that some people deal with during the winter months, many others notice that during this time of year they are simply less energetic, less motivated, and overall … Read More

Back to School with ADHD

For kids with ADHD, heading back to school can be a very stressful time. They are facing new classmates, a different teacher, and a new schedule, and all of this can combine to cause some significant anxiety around school. This often results in outbursts at home and struggles around getting … Read More

Suicide Prevention is Not Hopeless

National Suicide Prevention Week

There is a growing level of awareness around suicide in our society. It is a frequent topic in the news, as well as in schools. Increased awareness means that more people are speaking up about their struggles, and there is more support than ever for people who are hurting, however, for … Read More

Spring Cleaning

Tidying Up with Marie Kondo, the TV show created following the success of the book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, shows Americans in all stages of life, cultures, and socioeconomic status trying to combat clutter in order to simplify their life and create more space for joy. The success … Read More

Am I An Alcoholic?

What is the role that alcohol, or really any substance, plays in your life? Is it something that easily lifts out, or are your relationships, lifestyle choices, and habits built around it? Laura McKowen is a sober writer and speaker, who highlights the role that social norms and media messages … Read More

Yoga- Not Just for Zen Masters

Yoga is one of those things you hear a lot about from people who seem to be really “zen”, and, for many, it can seem intimidating, or too far outside of their comfort zone. However, yoga doesn’t have to be scary, inaccessible, or weird. It is one of the few … Read More

The Loneliness Epidemic – Part Two

If you missed part 1 of this short series, head over to the archives to catch up on the discussion of this NPR article. So, if the reality is that Americans are more lonely than we’ve ever been, what do we do about that?  My work with clients supports the … Read More

Set Up Your Kids’ Devices Safely

Kids today are growing up in a world where access to the internet via a myriad of devices is just a part of every day life. There are tons of fantastic resources for learning, entertainment, and communication for people of all ages available online. However, kids do still need to … Read More