How weird sleep schedules can affect our mental health
Once again, science shows that sleep is very important.
Signs of Spirit-Messages Heaven-sent
Since my mom passed almost twenty years ago, whenever I am in transition or have some milestone happening, I get a sign from her. And it's never in quest...
Garlic Roasted Potatoes + How to Make Perfectly Roasted Vegetables
Whole garlic cloves and grated Parmesan cheese make these Garlic Roasted Potatoes a simple side dish the whole family will enjoy!
What Makes Romantic Partners Compatible?
By Helen Fisher - Psychologists have determined that men and women tend to fall in love with individuals from the same ethnic and socioeconomic background; with those of a similar level of intelligence, education and physical attractiveness. But how two individual personalities match up remains unknown. My work investigates the biology of personality, and how it determines compatibility.
How We Mark Our Lives
Craig D. Lounsbrough, M.Div., LPC Dear Friend Memorial Day for me as a kid growing up involved a deep respect for, and a heart-felt reflection on the sacrifices made by so many others. Growing up at the feet of the “Golden Generation,” I heard the stories of World War II. There were the adults who spoke of the Battle of Bataan, the Coral Sea, the Battle of the Bulge, the marches of Patton’s 1 st Army, and other innumerable stories that never made the headlines and were held only by those who had lived them. I have found that it is one thing to speak of sacrifice. It is quite another to have lived it or have watched it lived. And while I have not known battlefields of this sort, I grew up…
How a Personal Crisis Woke Me Up
Put your own oxygen mask on first, I tell my clients. Self care is not selfish, I tell my clients. But I was not practicing what I was preaching, and like many other social workers, it took a personal crisis for me to wake up and smell the coffee.
5 Tips for Dealing with Grief
Whether you lost a loved one to sickness, tragedy , divorce or even a significant break-up, loss is a trauma. Losses can create identity challenges, lifestyle changes, financial problems and even have social implications. // After 20 years of counseling...
7 Tips to Manage Your Weight When Taking Psychiatric Medication
Weight gain is one of the main reasons that people diagnosed with depression and other mood disorders stop taking their medication. Some people gain as much as seven percent of their body weight -- or more -- from psychiatric meds. In a study funded by the National Institute of Mental Health that was published in July 2006 in the Archives of General Psychiatry, researchers reported that nearly one in four cases of obesity is associated with a mood or anxiety disorder. But following a strict treatment plan that involves meds doesn’t have to mean shopping for a larger pants size. There are effective ways to manage your weight on psychiatric meds. Here are some strategies that you might find helpful: 1. Control Food Portions Skip the diet. Just limit your portions. Restaurants today…
Here's What Happens When You Stop Breathing In Your Sleep
*starts paying attention to every breath and freaking out*
Sacramento Residential Treatment Center on Watching What You Say
Someone with an addiction could use a little more sensitivity than most. Our Sacramento residential treatment center talks about what you shouldn't say.