Is Desire Necessary?

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?

Simple Genetic Test Helps Psychiatrists Prescribe With Less Trial-and-Error

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!
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PTSD, Growth & Recovery: Bouncing Forward by Michaela Haas

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…

Food as Medicine: Can it really heal your mind, body, and soul?

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?

Warning Signs of Suicide: Hearing a Cry for Help

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