"Change Your Mind, Change Your Life" - 5 Simple steps that anyone can follow. Dr. Joe Dispenza, is an international lecturer, researcher, corporate consultan...
Things you Never Want to Hear when Grieving
After over twenty years of facilitating grief support groups and counseling mourners, I have learned that nothing sparks a grieving person’s conversation m
5 Tips for Surviving Preschool
The preschool years are an exciting time for both parent and child. Between 3 and 5 years of age, children begin to develop their independence, form frie...
What Is Emotional Health And How Does It Relate To Mental Illness?
The term "mental health" is, more often than not, used within the context of discussing mental illness rather than mental wellness . Wit...
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.
Iceland knows how to stop teen substance abuse but the rest of the world isn’t listening
It’s a little before three on a sunny Friday afternoon and Laugardalur Park, near central Reykjavik, looks practically deserted. There’s an occasional adult with a pushchair, but the pa
Coping with Breast Cancer: A Counselor Shares Helpful Advice and Encouragement
We know we don’t have all the answers. That’s why we reach out to professionals who have more experience and knowledge about various topics. We recently talked about adjusting to life after receiving a breast cancer diagnosis with Stacy Lewis, MSW, ACHP-SW, LMSW. The Women’s Cancers Program Coordinator at CancerCare, she provides counseling to individuals who are coping with breast cancer. She also counsels people... Read More
Tips on making counseling a success story
As I mentioned in the last article, April is Counseling Awareness Month. After being a counselor for more than 10 years and visiting with many people about counseling, I came to the conclusion a long time ago that when people think of counseling, they think of sitting or laying on a couch and talking to someone who constantly asks "how does that make you feel."
Read the bill: GOP proposal for replacing Obamacare
This is House Republicans' plan to replace the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. They released the proposal Monday. It would roll back Obamacare's extensive system for providing health insurance to millions of Americans, eliminate in 2020 the federal aid that has allowed 31 states to expand their Medicaid programs to millions of previously uninsured poor people, and restructure the tax subsidies that help Americans who don’t get coverage through an employer to buy health plans.
How what you eat may affect mental health
A new field of study called nutritional psychiatry looks at how diet can impact conditions like depression
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...