1. The Holidays:Part Six – What to do After the Holidays

    It is not uncommon for people to get depressed after the holidays.  Sometimes we are on a rush from the holiday season, and when it is over in a blink of an eye we can become depressed.   Sometimes the holidays can bring on a lot of hurt, maybe your family or friends said or did something hurtful, and maybe the holidays bring up sadness for you.  Either way, it is okay to have a difficult …Read More

  2. The Holidays:Part Five – Being Present on the Holidays

    “Present(s)” is a word that we hear a lot around the holidays.  After all, this is the season of giving.  I love nothing more than giving my friends and loved ones presents on Christmas.  I love when I get them something that I know they are going to love and watching their faces when they open their gift.  Don’t get me wrong, getting gifts is great too but I do prefer giving them. …Read More

  3. Wait Wait Wait

    Have you ever been waiting for something, and it seems like you are never going to get it? Have you ever waited for something for so long that you have lost hope that you will ever get what you were waiting for? What do you do while you wait for a job, an acceptance letter, a new car, a house, money, a spouse, or anything else? Waiting is hard. It’s like telling a child they you are going to Dis…Read More

  4. Bullying

    Bullying is something that some of us are all too familiar with. Bullying can affect someone’s life in a way that is so incredibly hurtful that it is almost incomprehensible. Bullying stays with someone for a very long time. It is possible to get through it but it always stays with us. Individuals and groups of people (the bullies) have no idea about the ramifications of their behavior. They are…Read More

  5. Saying Good-bye to the Winter Blues!!

    Finally, it is that time of year.  We can put away our boots and winter coats and break out the sandals, shorts, tank tops and even bathing suits.  For some people, your heart just sank when you read, “bathing suits.” Believe me, I understand. Isn’t it crazy to think about how much weather affects our mood?  It affects our mood so much that there is even a diagnosis for it, its called Sea…Read More

  6. How Do You Calm Down When Anxiety Enters Your Life?

    We all have our own feelings about anxiety. Anxiety presents itself in everyone’s life differently. How does anxiety present itself in your life? Has your anxiety ever been so high that you just can't take it anymore? I have found that progressive muscle relaxation (PMR) has helped people calm down when their anxiety has taken over their body. I personally like to combine imagery and PMR. Here i…Read More