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Allowing Others the Freedom to Change

Do we really want others to change their behavior? Human behavior says no. Posted Mar 06, 2019 by Psychology Today. Most readers of an article on relationships will be interested in some level of personal change. We may want better relationships, to change an old pattern or habit, to develop better attitudes, or to learn something new. In pursuing these change goals, we typically want, if not expect, others to support us and give us the freedom and emotional space to make our […]

How To Choose A Psychologist

How to choose a psychologist At some time in our lives, each of us may feel overwhelmed and may need help dealing with our problems. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, more than 30 million Americans need help dealing with feelings and problems that seem beyond their control — problems with a marriage or relationship, a family situation or dealing with losing a job, the death of a loved one, depression, stress, burnout or substance abuse. Those losses […]

Exercise and Mental Health

How Your Mental Health Reaps the Benefits of Exercise New research shows why physical exercise is essential to mental health. Posted Mar 22, 2018 from www.psychologytoday.com You almost certainly already know that an inactive lifestyle contributes to chronic miseries such as obesity, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, osteoporosis, and an earlier death. You may also be one of the third of us who’ve recently resolved to exercise more. But how often do you consider the contribution of physical exercise to your mental health? Rates […]

10 Best Ways to Enjoy Valentine’s Day On Your Own By Arlin Cuncic  | Medically reviewed by Lyndsey Garbi, MD Updated January 22, 2019 Being alone on Valentine’s Day may leave you feeling like the only person without a partner. It’s easy to let the media, advertising, and shopping malls make you feel like something is missing if you are not in a relationship on this particular day. There are many reasons why you may find yourself alone on Valentine’s day, both of […]

Finding Meaning and Happiness in Old Age

Finding Meaning and Happiness in Old Age By Jane E. Brody What’s the best way to develop a healthy perspective on old age? Spend more time with elderly people and discover what brings meaning and pleasure to their twilight years despite the losses, both physical and social, they may have suffered. That’s what two authors of inspired and inspiring books about aging discovered and, happily, have taken the trouble to share with those of us likely to join the ranks of […]

NIH News In Health: Understanding Anxiety Disorders

Understanding Anxiety Disorders When Panic, Fear, and Worries Overwhelm Many of us worry from time to time. We fret over finances, feel anxious about job interviews, or get nervous about social gatherings. These feelings can be normal or even helpful. They may give us a boost of energy or help us focus. But for people with anxiety disorders, they can be overwhelming. Anxiety disorders affect nearly 1 in 5 American adults each year. People with these disorders have feelings of […]

Psycom’s Ultimate Valentine’s Day Self-Care Routine

The Ultimate Valentine’s Day Self-Care Routine Why should couples have all the fun on Valentine’s Day? If you’re single on V-Day, show yourself a little love with this simple self-care routine. It’s complete with avocado toast, mindfulness reminders, podcasts to try, and tips for relaxation. You’ll be feeling the (self) love in no time! Article by: Jessica Shelton Carolyn Fagan This article is from the Psycom website: https://www.psycom.net/valentines-day-self-care/ Waking up–Stretch Yourself Set your alarm 10 minutes earlier than your usual time […]

11 Facts About the Mental Health of Senior Citizens

1.Depression affects 15 out of every 100 American adults age 65 or older. 2. Seniors who exercise have better physical health and experience less anxiety and depression. 3. In 2001, 4.4 million Americans were over the age of 85, and it is estimated that by 2050, 20 million Americans will be over 85. 4. Among older people, medical illnesses like Alzheimer’s and other dementias are a common trigger for depression, and often depression will worsen the symptoms of those other […]

Mental Health in the Workplace

‘It’s not an easy conversation’: Mental health in the workplace What role should safety pros play in workers’ mental well-being? This excerpt is from Safety and Health Magazine which is provided by the National Safety Council. Published on September 23, 2018 by Susan Vargas. We hear a lot about the mind-body connection in our everyday lives. Once relegated to the fringes of medical establishments that treated the mind and body as separate, the idea that our mental health affects our […]

Making Your New Year’s Resolutions Stick

Making your New Year’s resolution stick Lose weight? Check. Start exercising? Check. Stop smoking? Check. It can be daunting when your list of New Year’s Resolutions is as long as your holiday shopping list. In addition to the post-holiday slump, not being able to keep your resolutions by February, March or even late January may increase your anxiety. When your holiday decorations are packed up and stored away, the frustration of an unused gym membership or other reminders of failed […]