1. Supporting Your Loved One Through Anxiety and Depression

    Depression and anxiety disorders are on the rise, but that does not mean you know who is struggling with one.  More often than not, people struggling with depression don’t show clear signs. They may look like they are really enjoying life and constantly make you laugh.   Because of the “outer…Read More

  2. What is Depression?

    What is depression? The most common mental disorder in the world, one in five Americans will experience depression in their lifetime. Depression should not be defined as just being very sad, because it is so much more than that. Think of sadness that is overwhelming and won’t go away for weeks. Wh…Read More

  3. 5 Ways to Recharge Your Energy After a Rough Day

    Few things zap your energy the way a stressful day can. Stress is known to reduce our levels of serotonin and dopamine, neurotransmitters that play an important role in our mood, energy and motivation. After a difficult day, you might be tempted to lounge on the couch watching TV until it’s time t…Read More

  4. 7 Self-Care Strategies for the Workplace

    Many of us think of “the workday” as starting the moment we set foot in our place of work, but it actually begins the moment we open our eyes. Beginning our day mindfully and extending that sense of being present into our workday can make a significant difference in how productive we are and how…Read More

  5. Take Responsibility for How You Feel

    There is one sentence I preach to all my clients: “You are responsible for how you feel.” Part of the break down in today’s culture is everyone is finding something to blame for their own emotional state. “He cheated on me, so I’m crushed.” “She irritates me.” “If I had a boyfriend…Read More

  6. The Sum of Depression

    Someone once explained their experience with depression to me in the following way: “It feels like being underwater in a swimming pool… and I can see people on the pool deck, but they’re blurry and just out of reach, and I can hear them, but what they’re saying is incoherent.” This powerfu…Read More

  7. Listening to Your Body

    Author: Buffy Andrews MSW, LCSW Listening to our bodies can be really hard when we have the voices of society telling us all sorts of untruths. Things like: be vegan and you'll live longer, don't eat gluten it's the enemy of everything, don't be so sensitive, look like that super model by eating onl…Read More

  8. Self Care vs. Selfish

    Author: Jennifer Witkowski MA, LPC I overheard a really disturbing thing the other day in the checkout line at the grocery store. Now I’m not usually one that ease drops on conversations, but this woman was so loud, one could not help but hear her. “Oh my god, what a selfish (insert unkind adje…Read More