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Financial Stress and Mental Health

They say money can’t buy you happiness, but any one of us who has gone through difficult financial times can agree that a lack of money can certainly make you unhappy. Mental illness is not tied intrinsically to financial wealth – an individual with millions of dollars can still experience depression, while someone who is…

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Let Them Eat Kale: My Struggles with Overeating

I’d like to share some about my journey to a healthier me, but first I must tell you why I’m not already healthy. Comfort food and overeating are, unfortunately, the definition of “love” in my family. In American culture it’s common to see people not only eating more than the recommended serving size but binging…

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Overcoming Barriers to Reaching Goals

The beginning of the year is a natural time of reflection and goal setting.  This can be a happy and motivating time for some, and a disappointing reminder of failure for others. Goal setting is not as easy at it seems to be, and people go year after year setting goals and not reaching them.…

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New Year, New You

The New Year is a time of natural reflection and goal setting. Frequently, people seek to begin therapy around the New Year because they are motivated to improve their lives, or because the holidays just wrapped up and family members have encouraged them to make changes. While we do not need a new year or…

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Family Health & Fitness Day

This year’s Family Health & Fitness Day falls on Saturday, September 29. This annual event promotes a healthy lifestyle and encourages families to spend time together in fulfilling, active ways. National Today points out that “a staggering amount of people — 80.2 million over the age of six, to be exact — are physically inactive.”…

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Healthy Aging

September is healthy aging month, so we’re sharing some of our favorite tips. 1. Water is your friend Writer Barbara Brody quotes the Baylor College of Medicine suggesting that you, “don’t wait until you feel thirsty: It means you’re already somewhat dehydrated.” 2. Cut back on alcohol (but you don’t need to give it up!)…

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Gardening & How It Makes Us Happier

Simply put – life can be challenging. It’s sometimes hard to get through the day, and proven coping mechanisms such as physical exercise and stress relief can be hard to come by in our breakneck world. We’re always trying to find new ways to help ourselves make the challenge of self-care a little easier. And…

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It’s Spring! Why You Don’t Have to Feel Happy

Spring is finally here. People are wearing shorts, the birds are infectiously happy, flowers are blooming everywhere. In the grocery store today, a man told me, “You look so sad. Be happy! The weather is beautiful.” While there’s always room for gratitude in our days, and nice weather certainly can be something to be grateful…

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February Mental Wellness Tip – Take Time to Enjoy

For many people, acknowledging their enjoyment of something is as simple as saying, “I like this.” If you were, for example, eating a delicious, perfectly ripe pomegranate, you may say to yourself or another person, “This is delicious,” and then move on to thinking about other things. But a lot can happen if you allow…

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5 Important Nutrients To Include This Year

For many people, the winter does not only bring about colder weather; it can bring on feelings of depression, lack of motivation, and overall decreased energy. These are symptoms of what you may know as “winter blues”, or Seasonal Affective Disorder. Lack of sunlight in the winter months can decrease our production of serotonin, which…

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Psychiatric Medications and Weight Management

When it comes to achieving and maintaining an optimal state of mental health, your mental healthcare provider may feel it’s necessary for you to be on medication as part of your treatment plan. Unfortunately, a common side effect of some psychiatric medications is weight gain. Some studies have concluded that 1-4 cases of obesity is…

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