This post is taken directly from the NIH (National Institutes of Health) website. You can get more information by visiting the NIH site at http://www.nih.gov/news/health/apr2014/niaaa-07.htm April is Alcohol Awareness Month, a time to learn about the health and social problems caused by drinking too much. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) encourages the … More How do you know when someone is drinking too much?
You may ask yourself, if I didn’t already know how to breathe, I surely wouldn’t be alive to read this blog post, would I? But what many of us don’t think about is that the way we breathe can have profound effects on our levels of stress and anxiety. Short, shallow, rapid breathing may give … More How to Breathe
by Dave Tomlinson, LCSW A Buddhist meditation tradition called “Shamatha Meditation” is an approach emphasizing “conscious breathing.” The technique is simply to attend to each in and out-breath, knowing that one is breathing in or out, whether the inhalation is long or short, and letting yourself become aware of all the subtle qualities of the … More Learning to Meditate: Strategies from the Buddhist tradition
Most people are aware that insomnia, or difficulty falling and staying asleep, can be one of the major symptoms of depression. Treatment for depression often relieves insomnia, but not always. And what many people don’t realize is that insomnia can come first: Losing sleep leads to fatigue and irritability, and when these symptoms persist, you … More How to Get Some Sleep – and Get Less Depressed