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March 20, 2017

While we admit technology is more than amazing, we also have come to realize that even more amazing is the life we may be forgetting to live.

We tend to see our computer screen more than we see the faces of those we love. We text, we email, we update statuses and browse the web, but we forget to schedule time to turn it all off and just connect and decompress. Unplugging is the act of creating space between you and your electronic devices to feel relaxed and clear-minded.

Being away from the technological world for a while may feel uncomfortable, but with intention, it doesn’t have to feel that way. As we realize the importance of unplugging, it becomes much easier and actually enjoyable.

Consider just some of the important reasons to turn it all off and breathe…

Lowered Stress Levels- Being available anytime, anywhere can take a toll on your mental...

January 2, 2017

Improving physical health can benefit mental well-being

As the year ends, we start looking forward to making resolutions that improve our physical health. The most common New Year’s resolution is, of course, the universal “get healthy and stay fit.”

Although 60 percent of us make resolutions upon ringing in the New Year, only about 8 percent are successful. Perhaps it's time to reframe our resolutions so that we have a fighting chance of seeing them through.

Although the most common resolution is to lose weight, the behaviors associated with weight loss (such as eating more fruits and vegetables and increasing physical activity) help improve mental health as well.

A growing body of research suggests there is an important relationship between the body and mind – and that being physically healthy can have the added benefit of improving mental well-bein...

December 19, 2016

Earl Grollman wrote, “Each person’s grief journey is as unique as a fingerprint or snowflake.” This quote speaks to the idea that there is no right way or wrong way to grieve, because people grieve differently.

Grieving the loss of a loved one is a deep and difficult challenge at any time. But the holiday season can magnify your sense of loss and mourning. Family gatherings and seasonal events can be painful reminders of the absence of a loved one.

During the holiday season, symptoms of grief that have previously dissipated may suddenly return, and it can seem as though one is actively grieving again. This experience is known as “anniversary grief.” Although anniversary reactions can occur for many years following a loved one’s death, they are usually felt most deeply during the first holiday season.

It is important to know that the return of grief...

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