Lent, A Season of Cleansing!!!
For many years now, my family and I have observed and practiced Lent. I know many see Lent as an observation for Catholics but this is not the case. Many different religious denominations practice some form of Lent. My family and I do not go to service for the placing of Blessed Ashes (on Ash […]
Stress is a normal physical response to events that make you feel threatened or upset your balance in some way. When you sense danger, whether it is real or imagined, the body’s defenses kick into high gear in a rapid, automatic process known as the “fight-or-flight-or-freeze” reaction, or the stress response. The stress response is […]
Exercise, the recipe for better health?
Exercise has multiple benefits: assists in controlling weight, fights against health conditions and diseases, increases mood, a natural energy booster, advocate for better sleep, “brings sexy back” into the bedroom, and fun! Why don’t people do more of it? It’s time-consuming, sweaty, hard-working, fear of masculinity… you name it, I’ve given the excuse. Back in […]
What is Happiness?
Most of us probably do not believe we need a formal definition of happiness; we know it when we feel it, and we often use the term to describe a range of positive emotions, including joy, pride, contentment, and gratitude. Happiness is a perspective dependent emotion. This means that what could make someone happy may […]
Gender roles – Masculine versus Feminine
What are little boys made of? What are little boys made of? Slugs and snails And puppy-dogs’ tails, That’s what little boys are made of. What are little girls made of? What are little girls made of? Sugar and spice And everything nice, That’s what little girls are made of. “What Are Little Boys Made […]
Are You Aware of the Happiness Secret? (Part 2)
If you read last week’s blog article regarding the Happiness Secret, Steven K. Scott, author of The Richest Man Who Ever Lived: King Solomon’s Secrets to Success, Wealth, and Happiness, pointed out five barriers that prevent us from being truly happy. This week, we will look at four ways to overcome these barriers and achieve […]
To Label or Not to Label, That is The Question !!!
For years there has been an ongoing debate over the pros and cons in regards to the effects of labeling individuals with mental health disorders/disabilities. From a therapist stand point, labeling is essential. It helps in defining the condition/ disorder which aids in ensuring proper treatment measures are taken. It provides insight […]
Are You Aware of the Happiness Secret? (Part 1)
“A joyful heart is good medicine; but a broken spirit dries the bones.” – Proverbs 17:22 Did you know that being happy has amazing health benefits? Research has shown that people who are truly happy have reduced risk of heart disease, cancer, and susceptibility to illnesses. Also, happy people’s recovery time is quicker from illness […]