Feeling upset? Stephen Milburn, LPC, suggests strategies that help you soothe yourself by using your five senses.… More Keeping Calm Under Stress
Countless couples – possibly nearly all couples who have spent more than a year or two together – have experienced a loss of interest in sex by one partner or the other. Often this causes real distress. One partner may end up feeling rejected, unloved, and frustrated, while the other may feel guilty and inadequate. … More Is Desire Necessary?
Originally posted on Vantage Point Therapy:
Want a successful New Year’s set of resolutions this year? No problem. Pick only one. Make it central to who you are. Record written daily progress with it in a calendar. Talk about it with close friends, who will hold you accountable. Only one. The more varied, Ill-defined, unimportant…
Remember that no matter what happens, there’s always one at the table who has it worse than all of you combined. The Thanksgiving Turkey.… More Rules for Surviving Thanksgiving in a Dysfunctional Family
Studies have shown that when doctors used GeneSight to help guide their medication decisions, their patients were twice as likely to respond to the selected medicine. Plus, these patients saw a 70% greater improvement in their symptoms than those whose medications were chosen by the usual, “trial and error” method!
… More Simple Genetic Test Helps Psychiatrists Prescribe With Less Trial-and-Error
Originally posted on Ottawa Mindfulness Clinic:
Trauma and its sequelae are likely the greatest challenge we face as individuals who have experienced them and as healthcare professionals who try to help. For decades and generations, post-traumatic experiences have been misunderstood, mislabeled, and misrepresented. It wasn’t that long ago when I found myself in a shouting…
As a dietitian, I am often seen as the “food police.” I can assure you my goal is to help you, not judge you. I want to help you live a life free of guilt related to food.
What if you could include your favorite foods in your diet and not feel guilty after eating them?
As someone who has made significant changes in my own lifestyle, I can attest that eating to nourish your body actually nourishes your mind and helps you to achieve other goals you may set for yourself. Choosing the right foods to nourish your body can help you be ‘your best self’’.… More Food as Medicine: Can it really heal your mind, body, and soul?
Resilience means the ability to bounce back from a crisis rather than succumb to negative thinking and despair. Like a flower growing in the desert, resilient people can blossom even when life is difficult. … More Building Resilience: Preventive Care for Mental Health
It can be frightening and intimidating when a loved one reveals or shows signs of suicidal thoughts. However, not taking thoughts of suicide seriously can have a devastating outcome. If you think your friend or family member will hurt herself or someone else, call 911 immediately.… More When a Family Member is Suicidal
Any person exhibiting these behaviors should get care immediately:
Putting their affairs in order and giving away their possessions
Saying goodbye to friends and family
Mood shifts from despair to calm
Planning, possibly by looking around to buy, steal or borrow the tools they need to commit suicide, such as a firearm or prescription medication… More Warning Signs of Suicide: Hearing a Cry for Help