Depression and anxiety happen at any time of the year, but the stress of the holiday season, difficult family relationships and high expectations can make anyone feel sad and anxious. Holiday depression is not a clinical diagnosis, however many people suffer through the holidays. The short days, lack of adequate sunshine (vitamin D), poor eating
Deep down we all know that helping others is good. Our parents and teachers taught us to share and to help those who are struggling or in need. We're bombarded with messages of giving each day and yet many of us don't know where to begin. There are many benefits to helping others of course. The recipient
We all suffer from stress from time to time. Now that summer is over the holidays will be upon us and the days will be getting shorter. That can be a recipe for stress for many people. The lack of sunlight and vitamin D can be a trigger for SAD or seasonal affective disorder but
Everyone experiences times of stress, grief, loss, anxiety and sadness. Most will manage these times on their own but for some it might be time to seek the help of a professional therapist or counselor. How can you tell if you need to see a counselor? Most Americans do not seek help when needed. They
If you're of a certain age - between 35 and 55 - odds are very good that you're not only caring for children, but you're also taking care of one or two aging parents. This is especially true if you're a woman. If you're part of the sandwich generation you're not only caring for two
Today more than ever, practicing mindfulness is something we can all benefit from. If you spend most of your day in a fog you could benefit from mindfulness. If you forget your car keys because you're trying to remember when your son's next orthodontists appointment is scheduled, you could probably benefit from practicing some mindfulness.