Though we don't typically associate the two, sadness and joy are more closely linked than you might think. Have you ever been in a situation where you feel mildly or even severely depressed, but then feel better after letting it out? The venting of melancholic emotions does just that: it lets everything out. That is why activities that may elicit a strong, emotional reaction (such as a sad movie) can actually bring us to a more positive mood at the end. [More]
September 6, 2013
by Cindy Marie Hosszu
Those Catchy Emotions:
It is Friday, and we are excited for the weekend. That is, until we run across that one person who can always find the dark cloud on a sunny day. No matter how determined we are to try to avoid them, it seems that something about them just zaps our excitement, and makes us feel grumpy or sad. How is it that our moods seem to be contagious, and we take on the emotions of t... [More]
Where's the Love Gone?
You don't know when it dawned on you that you and your partner were at odds with each other, avoiding the cues and rationalizing the disagreements, but at some point you realized, "Life is not so peachy any more." The peach days were vibrant- full of sweet exchanges, soft touches and loving gestures. You swore to yourself that there would never come a day when her touch woul... [More]
August 17, 2013
by Ashley Marie
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.Tragically, some become so depressed to the point of committing suicide, which is the second ma... [More]
Of course, we all do! So why does it allude most of us?
Because we have to work at it in [More]
July 24, 2013
by Ashley Marie
The last article in our series on brainpower addressed the relationship between diet and mental capacity. But eating your way to a smarter brain is not enough.
You should also actively exercise your brain muscles. In the same way that you might go for a jog to tone your legs, you should also give your brain a workout to sharpen your thinking.
Benefits of Brain Exercises
In a fascinating study o... [More]
National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month
Mental illness is the most common cause of disability, affecting one in four adults, and one in ten children in the United States, but minorities are less likely to receive care. National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month was created to raise awareness about mental illness in diverse communities and promote wellness and recovery.
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]
October 25, 2010
by Christie Hunter
A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor's book.
How true! If we all practiced these two “cures”, we would likely improve our health and decrease our stress! In today’s day and age, too many people are not getting either of these important cures! Both are relatively easy to incorporate in to your day without needing to make any majo... [More]
April 26, 2010
by Debra Bacon
By Debra Bacon
Communication simply defined is: “the exchange of thoughts, messages, or information, as by speech, signals, writing, or behavior.”
Communication is very important in all aspects of our lives. The way we interact with our colleagues, peers and managers is important from a professional standpoint. Often, when considering impr... [More]