How Does Therapy Work and How can it Help?

Perhaps you've had the idea of going to see a therapist, but are afraid you are going to end up telling your life story to someone who only nods their head and writes on a note pad the entire time, barely engaged.  Actually, psychotherapy has changed quite a bit since the early days of the [...]

Nourish Your Heart this Valentine’s Day

Nourish Your Heart this Valentine’s Day with guidance from our team at Specialized Therapy Associates using our  Heart Healthy Eating Plan With Valentine’s day right around the corner, it’s a perfect time to talk about nourishing your heart! What better way to nourish your heart than following a heart-healthy Mediterranean-style eating plan? Now, I know [...]

Eat your Broccoli ! : Why this Adage Holds True!

Eat your Broccoli!: Learn why this much-maligned food is more than it seems! Do you remember being told to “eat your broccoli” as a child? It's no secret that most children want to run in the opposite direction at the mere sight of broccoli because of its “stinky” smell, bright green appearance, and bitter taste. [...]

Keeping New Year’s Resolutions

We’re entering a new year and with that comes the infamous New Year's resolutions. Every year it seems like “eating healthy”, “losing weight”, and “getting in shape” are at the top of everyone’s list for the most sought-after aspirations, but every year it seems like our resolutions get lost in the shuffle of everyday life. [...]

Holiday Stress and Pandemic Stress

The impact of holiday stress and pandemic stress on your immune system and the role of perception. We are undoubtedly living through a stressful time in history. The coronavirus has proposed new and unforeseen challenges to each and every one of us as individuals and collectively as a nation. Suddenly, our daily routine built on [...]

The Holiday Blues: What you can do to fight them

With the holidays now in full swing, so is the stress that comes with it! Entertaining guests, financial constraints, social obligations, spending more money than your comfortable with, and feelings of loneliness can make the holiday season more of an anxiety-whirlwind than a jolly and enjoyable affair. The holiday season undoubtedly has an impact on [...]

Mental Health and COVID-19: How to Talk to Teens About it

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) has had an affect on the mental health of adults, children, and teenagers. Socialization with friends and peers has been limited because of the quarantine, causing many teenagers to feel isolated and withdrawn. Now that teenagers are returning to school, the affect of COVID-19 on their mental health is even more apparent. [...]

9 Powerful Strategies to Combat Fatigue

Are you frequently exhausted? Fatigue and exhaustion can occur for many reasons. Here are a few ways to combat fatigue and how you can get back on track, body, mind and spirit. Rest & Relaxation: Stress is one of the most prevalent causes of fatigue. We often react to chronic stress with a fight-flight-freeze response. [...]

Preventing Isolation in a time of Social Distancing

 Loneliness During a Pandemic Over the past few months, we've heard the term 'social distancing' and the importance of keeping a 6-foot distance from others, to reduce the risk of spreading the coronavirus. Many of us have practiced social distancing to keep ourselves, our families, and others safe. Some have had to adhere to social [...]

Losing a Loved One During COVID-19

There is no denying that we are living through an extremely challenging time in the midst of COVID-19. There are limits on socializing, activities, work, etc in addition to the normal everyday stressors. People are trying to embrace the ambiguity of it, but honestly... It seems like most people are struggling emotionally, psychologically, financially, just [...]

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