Balance your mental and emotional health

Even though a small amount of stress can be good for you, multiple daily challenges can take a toll on your physical and emotional health. Stress can contribute to high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity and diabetes. To reduce stress, make time to move more, eat well, connect with others and explore new things. Making simple changes can boost your mood, help prevent long-term diseases and improve your immune system.

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Resilience: Prepping for a busy holiday season

With the impending start to the holiday season, it’s easy to get caught up in the stress and chaos that accompany the time of the year. Instead of planning to de-stress from the inevitable, try to embrace the hectic holidays by prepping for a busy holiday season.

Lisa Hardesty PhDLP By Lisa Hardesty November 8, 2018

Do children grieve?

Children often are referred to as the forgotten or invisible grievers. While we may not always see a child’s grief on the outside, it is there.

October 25, 2018

Resiliency in modern times

Life is messy. But you can develop your resiliency muscles with simple, quick practices.

Sarah Stinson By Sarah Stinson September 28, 2018

Use mindfulness to cope with chronic pain

Mindfulness has become a popular concept. Frequently thought of as a way to manage stress and improve focus, mindfulness practice can provide many benefits. But, what is mindfulness really?

Amanda Neckar, L.C.S.W. By Amanda Neckar July 5, 2018

Does society have a sex addiction problem?

Sex addiction affects people in multiple ways and is damaging to relationships and, possibly, physical health. While it's difficult to know how many people are affected, it likely is underreported.

Brien Gleeson, L.P.C., CSAC By Brien Gleeson June 27, 2018

Finding happiness, gratitude in sobriety

Addiction changes the brain in a way that limits your ability to feel happy. In time, and with sobriety, the brain heals and learns to send the right cues again.

Ric Staloch By Ric Staloch June 25, 2018

Recovery slogans: More than a catchy phrase

Packing a world of wisdom, recovery slogans are easy to remember when you need to use them.

June 12, 2018

Family meals: Building relationships

Eating as a family can be more than just shared conversations — it’s building relationships. Nutrition educator Katie Johnson shares a few tips that can make it easier to plan and prep meals.

June 4, 2018

Breaking the adverse childhood experiences cycle

The early years in a child’s life have a significant effect on his or her future learning, behavior and well-being. Adverse childhood experiences, known as ACEs, create toxic levels of stress that can harm brain development.

June 1, 2018

Overcoming adverse childhood experiences

Adverse childhood experiences, or ACEs, are negative events in a child’s life that can have lasting effects on health and well-being. There are multiple ways to build and strengthen a child’s resilience and help lessen the consequences of ACEs.

May 21, 2018

Joan’s song: Music therapy brightens hospice patient’s days

Angela Joan Adkins has unspecified dementia. Her music therapist took a unique approach to bring back special memories by playing a song written by Joan's son, Guy, who passed away after a battle with cancer.

May 9, 2018

7 tips to live a happier life

Do you wake up feeling sluggish most mornings? Have caffeinated beverages become a necessity to help power you through the day? If this sounds familiar, it's time to ditch the quick fixes you rely on, and develop an energy management plan.

May 2, 2018