Theravive Home

Therapy News And Blogging

September 5, 2013
by Ashley Marie

sleeping

Can’t Sleep? Don’t Just Count Sheep

September 5, 2013 17:05 by Ashley Marie  [About the Author]

sleeping
It’s 11pm. Now 12am. Now 1am. Now 2am. Now 3am. And you still haven’t fallen asleep. During those sleepless hours, you might feel like the whole world is asleep – except you. But you are not alone. In 2010, it was reported that the demand for sleeping pill prescriptions boosted by 60% in the United States.[1] Moreover, one in three Americans has difficulties falling asleep, and... [More]

August 17, 2013
by Ashley Marie

appleondesk

Back to School Series: Are you Ready?

August 17, 2013 09:00 by Ashley Marie  [About the Author]

appleondesk
Students, parents, and professors are gearing up for the start of another academic year. And so should you. Therapists should pay special attention to the emotional and psychological stresses of academic life. Recent studies suggest that approximately half of American students experience depression.[1]Tragically, some become so depressed to the point of committing suicide, which is the second ma... [More]

August 11, 2013
by Ashley Marie

artwomen 2

Wednesday Wisdom: Do You Have to Be Mad to Be A Genius?

August 11, 2013 22:21 by Ashley Marie  [About the Author]

artwomen 2
Edgar Allan Poe pointed to an intriguing question: Does the highest form of human genius require a certain level of mental instability? The idea of a mad scientist, a mad artist, or a mad genius is not novel. William Blake’s poetry was made that much more alluring, that much more brilliant by his mental instability. Lord Tennyson’s mood swings unveil an internal struggle between the s... [More]

August 5, 2013
by Cindy Marie Hosszu

caffeine 2

Does Caffeine Stress You Out?

August 5, 2013 04:00 by Cindy Marie Hosszu  [About the Author]

caffeine 2
We are wired... These days, we don’t often find ourselves running from mountain lions on our way to hunt for dinner, but our bodies are still wired to protect us from threats. Some more common threats we face in our time is mounting bills, busy jobs, raising teenagers, or… the amount of caffeine we put in our body. Caffeine increases cortisol levels in the body at rest, and exaggera... [More]

November 15, 2012
by Gloria Day

gloria day profile picture

An Uncomfortable and Necessary Journey: “Boundaries” by Cloud and Townsend- Book Review Chapter 1

November 15, 2012 12:17 by Gloria Day  [About the Author]

gloria day profile picture
An Uncomfortable and Necessary Journey: “Boundaries” by Cloud and Townsend- Book Review Chapter 1 Do you cringe when you hear the word “boundaries”? Do you struggle with too little time and too many demands on it? Do you feel isolated, helpless, guilt ridden, and out of control? Well, I certainly do! AND I am a well-adjusted, educated, well-travelled, successful mid 30&... [More]

November 2, 2012
by Dr. Kevin Kappler, Ph.D.

11 2 12 how to avoid the fallacies of thanksgiving

How to Avoid the Fallacies of Thanksgiving

November 2, 2012 14:43 by Dr. Kevin Kappler, Ph.D.  [About the Author]

11 2 12 how to avoid the fallacies of thanksgiving
The origins of Thanksgiving have nothing to do with a bunch of Indians and pilgrims sitting down for a bountiful feast of turkey. In reality although the settlers with pale faces had been bothering the Indians in addition to giving them many new diseases they had never had were starving by this time. The Indians took pity on them and brought them some corn and fish. Thanksgiving has a lot of emoti... [More]

December 7, 2011
by Christie Hunter

Tanya Glover

Getting Through Those Holiday Blues

December 7, 2011 12:56 by Christie Hunter  [About the Author]

Tanya Glover
By Tanya Glover Theravive.com Contributor While many songs will impress upon us that the holidays are the most wonderful time of the year, this is not the case for some people. For some people, the holidays are a source of stress, sadness and overall depression. Getting though the holidays when you feel like this can be a difficult task, especially when it seems that everyone around you is happ... [More]

November 25, 2011
by Christie Hunter

Tanya Glover

Coping With Depression

November 25, 2011 11:45 by Christie Hunter  [About the Author]

Tanya Glover
By Tanya Glover Theravive.com Contributor Into all lives a little ran must fall. And fall it does for everyone at one time or another. As emotional beings, we all get the occasional blues. This is a normal part of life. Maybe you have had a bad day or maybe you feel down for a reason we cannot quite put your finger on, but that does not qualify us for the diagnosis of depression. Depression is... [More]

February 2, 2011
by Elaine M. Corona, MSW, LCSW

i stock 000011392686x small

ANXIETY?

February 2, 2011 17:21 by Elaine M. Corona, MSW, LCSW  [About the Author]

i stock 000011392686x small
WHAT IS ANXIETY? To understand anxiety, let’s look at fear first. Fear is a protective mechanism and an appropriate reaction to a real danger. Anxiety is a reaction to a perceived danger or threat and becomes a problem when magnified out of proportion. Some of the symptoms that may be experienced with excessive anxiety are: panic and fear sleep problems obsessive thoughts heart palp... [More]

April 19, 2010
by Debra Bacon

Debra Bacon

Getting over a breakup

April 19, 2010 22:17 by Debra Bacon  [About the Author]

Debra Bacon
By Debra Bacon Theravive.com Contributor When a breakup occurs, picking up the pieces of our life can be a daunting task. It may seem impossible to imagine feeling “normal” again. The pain associated with a breakup can leave us feeling overwhelmed, confused, lonely and sad. No matter the cause of the breakup, it disrupts your life in ways that are unsettling. However, there are w... [More]