In: Self Help

Coping with Political Uncertainty
November 15, 2016

Many of the people that I work with on a regular basis have been experiencing symptoms of depression and anxiety related…

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4 Ways You Can Help a Loved One Cope with Addiction and Mental Illness
October 31, 2016

Mental illness and addiction co-occur more than some people may think. People with a mental illness are more likely to abuse…

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Friends and Purpose
October 24, 2016

Maff Potts spent his professional life working with charities for the homeless in England. But he was frustrated that all of his…

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Potential Catastrophe
October 12, 2016

What to do when catastrophe seems to loom just around the corner? Many people are having trouble getting to sleep these…

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Surround Yourself with Happiness
September 16, 2016

We are truly blessed to have Deborahmichelle Sanders’ permission to run some abstracts from her book The Complete How to Repair…

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The Complete How to Repair Your World Toolkit
September 13, 2016

A wise woman who has had more than her share of challenges and yet has overcome them with grace, intelligence and…

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Sleep Apps Reviewed by the New York Times
July 19, 2016

Apps to monitor and improve sleep were recently reviewed in the New York Times. Using an app to try to improve…

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Online Therapy for Insomnia Reduces Depression
July 17, 2016

“If only I could get a good night’s sleep my mood would be much better.” Many people who suffer from chronic…

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Mindfulness Warnings
May 22, 2016

A recent visitor to this site sent us this link and some thoughts about mindfulness… This article about the dangers of…

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Best Treatment for Chronic Insomnia
May 17, 2016

What is the best treatment for chronic insomnia? The American College of Physicians has just published the results of a careful…

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Children at Risk for Depression
May 8, 2016

James Hudziak, and other researchers, presented information suggesting a strategy for improving brain health, and reducing anxiety and depression in children…

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Exercise Dose – Update
May 4, 2016

A couple of months ago a writer who we have collaborated with in this blog (Eric) wrote an article summarizing some…

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Accepting the Loss
April 29, 2016

One of my patients wrote to me this morning asking if she could get a medication to help with her anxiety….

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TV Watching Leads to Impaired Cognition
March 11, 2016

How can we build up foundational, long-lasting healthy habits while young? We know it’s important—a perennial question, if not one we…

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Aerobic Exercise Stimulates Neuron Growth
February 19, 2016

Moderate aerobic exercise appears to be the best form of exercise to stimulate neuron growth. One of the great challenges facing…

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Nature Advertisement
February 11, 2016

The family member of one of our patients sent me this link. It reminded me of the post about “awe” from…

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The Power of a Minute
January 21, 2016

I got this email from Rick Hanson because I have subscribed to his Foundations of Wellbeing Program. I found it inspirational…

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Pregnancy and Mental Health
January 19, 2016

Pregnancy and mental health problems – how to reconcile the two – are often topics of discussion on this website and…

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Mood Charting for Complicated Problems
December 3, 2015

Mood Charting for Complicated Problems Lucy is a single woman who is a professor of anthropology at a local university. She is in her late…

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Preventing Cognitive Decline
November 28, 2015

Preventing cognitive decline is possible, and the solution may not involve fancy new medications with unknown side effects. An article in…

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