What is the one activity of childhood that is, in all likelihood, universally accepted as an effective way to withdraw from the pandemonium of daily life?
What will occupy the mind and restore serenity in less time than one can measure?
What is the diversion that has been adopted by the world of adults and has sold over 12 million units of functional escape from reality as the numbers continue to grow? [More]
September 29, 2016
by Henry M. Pittman, MA
Many people talk about that they need to find happiness. The reality is that you do not ‘find’ happiness. Happiness is something that you create for yourself. [More]
On his program, The Daily Show, on Comedy Central, Jon Stewart put up with little or no “bull”. He gleefully punched holes in the comments of the pompous and hypocritical. He maintained an enthusiastic following for sixteen years.
On April 1, 2016 (it was no April Fool’s joke) Jon changed his stance and went out of his way to save a bull named Frank.... [More]
There is currently, on YouTube, a video with the title, Undercover Video Appears to Show Pigs Conscious, Shaking in Pain as They Face Slaughterhouse Death, “Compassion Over Killing” [More]
Although the brain is complex, it requires regular maintenance in order to operate at its full capacity. Mindfulness is likened to closing the apps running in the background on a smart phone in order to increase speed and performance. Slowing down and living in the moment can actually improve the function of the mind, body, and overall life experience (Albeinz & Holmes, 2000). [More]
Most of us would agree that we could be a little healthier; eat more fruits and vegetables, exercise more, get more sleep etc. But are we harming ourselves without realizing it through our high (and often hidden) sugar consumption?
FB- Are you harming yourself without realizing it through your sugar consumption? Find out what a healthy intake looks like and how to identify hidden sugars in your diet. [More]
January 9, 2015
by Caleen Martin
As I delve ever deeper into the mind-body connection to my health I have become increasingly aware of how little responsibility we tend to take of our lives and our health. To react to the influences in our lives makes us human, but I’ve discovered that we choose which path our reaction ultimately takes no matter how much we may feel the opposite. We can take the path of peace, calm and use a little common sense and wisdom which will lead us in the direction of health or we can take the path of anger, hurt, anxiety and stress which ultimately leads us to illness and dis-ease. [More]
December 22, 2014
by Marti Wormuth, MA
Joy and happiness are two things that you need in order to get through difficult times in your life. Even though that may seem obvious, it is more difficult for some people than it is for others. It can be especially hard if you have other circumstances going on in your life, like dealing with a disability of some sort. So, we're going to look at the importance of finding joy in your pain and how you can find joy in your life once again, even if you are dealing with the pain and difficulties that come with having a disability of some sort. [More]
December 19, 2014
by Marti Wormuth, MA
Suicide is one of those things that many people don't like to talk about because it's a very painful thing to talk about. Some of us know people who have thought about suicide, or we may know someone who has attempted or succeeded at it. Because of that, it's more important than ever for us to understand how we can help people who are struggling through this painful thing. In this article, we're going to look at the reasons that someone would consider suicide and how you can help. [More]
November 21, 2014
by Marti Wormuth, MA
Happy Thanksgiving, at least, if you're in the United States that's what today is! If you're reading this right now, then you've likely stumbled upon us after a delicious meal or you're hanging out with your family and watching the football game(s). That being said, did you know that thankfulness and gratitude are actually incredibly important factors when it comes to your mental health and overall well being? Absolutely! In this blog post, I'm going to explore how thankfulness affects mental health and what you can do in order to be more thankful, not just during this time of the year, but all year long. [More]