Mental Health Improvement Tip – May 3rd – Mental Health Month May 2014
May 3rd Tip Sign up for that class you’ve always wanted to take. Maybe it’s painting, maybe it’s yoga, maybe it’s guitar lessons. This is a good way to make friends with common interests as well as learn something new. May is Mental Health Month! This month, during the month of May, our focus will […]
I have a confession to make… when I was single, there were certain romantically themed movies that I really enjoyed watching (Clarification: not all of them!!). That being said, please don’t inform my wife of this. I put this secret on the internet in confidence. The reason I enjoyed, and sometimes still do, some romantic […]
Many of adults in the United States deal with stress on a daily basis. Stress has become so commonplace that many of us except being in fight or flight mode as a normal way of life. All stress isn’t bad. In small doses, it can help one perform under pressure and motivate one to do […]
Body Image and Your Self-Image
Many studies have been conducted relating the media’s portrayal of women to individual women’s self-esteem and self-image. Photoshopped pictures of perfect female bodies are everywhere: on billboards, on TV, all over the internet. Even Cindy Crawford has said, “I wish I looked like Cindy Crawford.” Because the real Cindy doesn’t even look like the media’s […]
Mental Health Improvement Tip – May 1st and 2nd – Mental Health Month May 2014
May is Mental Health Month! This month, during the month of May, our focus will be “Mind Your Health.” We’ll be featuring information about how to mind your mental health and why it’s important. Help us by posting your own tips, plans and goals for your mental health. In the long run, lottery winners are […]
What Can I Say? What Can I Do?
I few years ago I experienced the pain of having a friend that was diagnosed with cancer. Although it was not me, I believe I took on some of the pain as if it was me. I really did not know what to do. I did not know what to say. Because I did not […]
Makings of a Happy Couple Revisited!!!
A few weeks back I began various self-improvement rituals as a part of my new year’s resolutions. One was ways to improve my relationship with my spouse. For weeks I have been incorporating key habits for the makings of a happy couple according to Dr. Mark Goulston. I can honestly say that I can see […]
Dealing with Separation Anxiety and Other Emotional Struggles in Children
I recently discussed with my sister some ways to handle her six year old who struggles with separation anxiety. After talking for a while these are some ideas we came up with. I think they could be useful or other emotional issues as well. 1. Validate the child’s feelings while also reassuring him that, in […]