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Self-Care is Not Selfish

Self-care is not selfish. Being a good person does not mean that you have to say “Yes” to everyone and everything in your life. Being a healthy person means that you put your health and overall wellbeing first. The best gift you can give to your loved ones in making your wellbeing a top priority. […]

What Exactly is CBD?

There are many videos on YouTube about CBD or cannabidiol. For those who want to read a book about what is CBD, the one to get is called CBD A Patient’s Guide to Medicinal Cannabis. It was released in 2017 and offers the website www.CVD-book.com/Updates to obtain exactly that. The authors are Leonard Leinow, who […]

By |September 13th, 2019|Health and Wellness|0 Comments

Laughter is the Key to Feeling Better

Laughter is truly the greatest and most universal form of communication we as a species use on a daily basis. We all laugh. There are numerous physical and emotional benefits of laughing. It decreases levels of the stress hormone cortisol. Laughter increases endorphins and strengthens the immune system. A good laugh can also reduce blood […]

What is Integrative Mind-Body Health?

Integrative mind-body health uses a whole-person-centered approach to restore mental, physical and emotional wellbeing. It considers environmental and lifestyle factors such as stress, nutrition, social connection, sleep, activity level and more to promote optimal functioning, mind, body, spirit, and emotions.

Is one of your goals to live your best life? Do you wonder how to access […]

Got Stress? Mindfulness Matters

Got stress?

We all experience periods of stress, but did you know that chronic, prolonged stress takes a toll on your physical and mental and emotional wellbeing? Stress can impact health in numerous ways, from poor sleep and fatigue to difficulty concentrating, irritability, pain and even anxiety.

The good news:

Mindfulness and mediation practices have been shown to have significant […]

By |May 9th, 2019|anxiety, emotions, Health and Wellness, stress|0 Comments

This Valentine’s Day, Show Yourself Some Love

This February doesn’t have to be all about sappy cards, overpriced flowers or another excuse to eat candy.  This Valentine’s Day, show yourself some love.

If you’re like most people, you tend to put others’ needs ahead of your own and don’t pause to attend to your own. You may feel you don’t have the […]

Money Management and Credit Card Debt

A CNBC report from 2018 indicated that the average American owes $6,375 in credit card debt while the average American household owes $16,883. Are you losing control of paying your bills? Do you have way too much credit card debt? If so, then you may be like many other people who are experiencing the stress […]

By |December 18th, 2018|Health and Wellness, stress|0 Comments

Strategies for Navigating the Holiday Season

This time of year is often considered joyous and even the “most wonderful”. You may feel added pressure to be happy and merry. The reality is, even the most spirited among us can experience feelings of sadness, anxiety, loneliness, disappointment, and regret. In a 2015 Healthline survey, over 60 percent of respondents described their stress […]

Make This Year’s Thanksgiving About Giving Thanks

This year, make Thanksgiving about gratitude. Whether your looking forward to seeing loved ones, or dreading holiday travel, whatever your state of mind, research shows that focusing on gratitude can produce many benefits to your mind, body and spirit.

Improve mood
Increase positivity and optimism
Reduce stress
Decrease inflammation
Improve sleep
Reduce tension and worry
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How Social Media Influences Mood

Social media and social networking have benefits including connecting with loved ones and friends, and creating career connections. While these benefits are important, it is also important to look at the link between social networking and mood.

A recent Forbes article reported about a study in the Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology which found that “social comparison,” […]

By |November 9th, 2018|counseling, Depression, Health and Wellness|0 Comments