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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Do you have addictive personality traits?

Have you ever wondered if you or someone you know is a little too excessive with their interests or activities? Sometimes, a passion can turn into a problem with shopping, drinking, gambling or something else.

Brien Gleeson, L.P.C., CSAC By Brien Gleeson March 10, 2019

Is having a sense of belonging important?

When we feel we have support and are not alone, we often cope more effectively with difficult times in our lives. Boost your sense of belonging.

Jennifer Wickham, L.P.C. By Jennifer Wickham March 8, 2019

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.

February 28, 2019

10 tips to make the most out of your staycation

Spring break is right around the corner, but family fun doesn’t mean you have to travel far. There are many things you can do close to home and won’t break the budget.

February 27, 2019

Addressing your mental health by identifying the signs of anxiety and depression

How we react to stress shapes our ability to cope with these and other similar events in the future. When individuals struggle to cope with stressful situations, depression and anxiety become more noticeable.

Jolene Hanson LICSW By Jolene Hanson January 22, 2019

The art of kindness

Kindness is a quality of being. The act of giving kindness is often simple, free, positive and healthy.

Steve Siegle, L.P.C. By Steve Siegle January 3, 2019

Gratitude challenge participants find new appreciation for life

Focusing on gratitude can help you find new appreciation for life. Learn how practicing gratitude impacted two community members' lives. What might gratitude do for you?

December 31, 2018

5 tips to manage stress

With the fast pace of work and home, and being constantly inundated with technology and still wanting to have time to connect with those around us, our lives can feel overwhelming and stressful at times. Manage how you live with these five tips to feel less stressed.

Eric Strom, L.C.S.W. By Eric Strom December 10, 2018

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