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When to Worry: Recognizing Signs of Trauma in Your Loved Ones

Over the past several years, there have been numerous traumatic events all across the country. From incidents of mass violence to devastating natural disasters, hundreds of thousands of Americans have experienced or witnessed a disastrous or life-threatening event. In addition to tragedies such as these, anyone who has experienced a shocking or dangerous incident (such as a car accident or...[ read more ]

The Importance of Therapy for Caregivers

In the U.S., the number of people aged 65 or older is expected to more than double in the coming decades, from 46 million to 98 million. And all of these older people will at some point most likely face one or more health crises. From chronic disease to mobility issues, many of the aging population will need help with...[ read more ]

Healthy Food & Emotional Regulation

Are you an emotional eater? When you’re feeling stressed, do you find yourself ordering in pizza? When something sad happens, do you drown your grief in sugar? If so, you’re not alone. A majority of people deal with the challenges of life by turning to their favorite comfort foods.The trouble is, these foods are only a temporary fix. They fill...[ read more ]

Mental Health Habits for 2021

We live in a society that seems obsessed with physical health and weight loss. A majority of people have tried one or more diets to lose weight. People join gyms, juice, and take supplements, all in an effort to optimize their physical health.Sadly, most people don’t give their mental health a second thought.The problem is, no matter how good you...[ read more ]

Celebrate National Walk to Work Day

April 2nd is National Walk to Work Day. The national holiday was started to help people get up and get moving. Many chronic diseases, such as heart disease, hypertension and type 2 diabetes, are allowed to take hold because of poor diet and lack of exercise. So it goes without saying that moving more is one STEP in the right...[ read more ]

Anxiety: Wow! Where Did That Come From?

Simply put, 1 in 5 people in North America suffer with anxiety and depression severe enough to affect their ability to work and function in their social and family lives (Fava and Mangelli 2001). This is a huge number and larger than any flu epidemic in taking lives. This statistic alone might help you feel better about your situation. You...[ read more ]

Why Is Losing Weight So Emotional?

Simply put, weight loss is emotional because the reasons for keeping weight on your body are emotional. Humans eat to live. We also love/live to eat! Our entire culture is engaged around the “Eating=Happy” equation. We invite friends to dinner. We have parties, potlucks, small visits with tea and cookies, and, of course, holidays. It’s everywhere. Commercials, cooking shows, you...[ read more ]

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