January 22, 2020
by Elizabeth Pratt
More than 34 million adults in the US currently smoke cigarettes, and more than 16 million live with a smoking related disease.
But after decades of anti-smoking campaigns, what drives this behaviour? Do emotions factor into it?
Researchers from Harvard University set out to find an answer. [More]
As we enter this world as an infant, we grow, we learn, we get older, and we eventually die. It’s the natural order of life. One does not know when he or she will die or how he or she will die, yet we know that day is coming. For some individuals that day comes sooner than later as it did for Bobbi Kristian Brown. On July 26, 2015, Bobbi Kristina Brown the only child from pop icon Whitney Houston and R&B Singer Bobby Brown died that Sunday night. She was 22 years of age. [More]
December 2, 2014
by Marti Wormuth, MA
As the holidays grow ever closer, some people have a lot on their mind, and it's sad to see them try and work through their feelings during this time of year. This is especially true if someone has been trying to work their way through the loss of a loved one. Losing a loved one, whether it was days before or years before a holiday, gives the holidays a bittersweet feeling, and it can be really hard for people to work through those emotions in a healthy manner. Why are the holidays so hard after a loss? [More]
April 27, 2014
by Christie Hunter
Long-term happiness refers to the state in which a person starts finding satisfaction in ordinary things, as a result of the pleasant impact of some prior incident. However, the impact of any pleasant or unpleasant incident depends on the psychological state of a person. If the person is already depressed then he/she might envision the life in a different way than a person who is not going through any mental trauma. This does not mean that a depressed person cannot seek happiness from a pleasant incident, but for obvious reasons the level of happiness will be lesser than the person who is not depressed. [More]
March 17, 2014
by LuAnn Pierce, LCSW
Grief is inevitable for those of us who choose to love. As difficult as the death of a loved one may be, our ability to cope with emotional distress can lessen the burden. As parents, one of your jobs is to help kids learn to cope, and how to think.
FB- Children don't naturally understand loss, difficult life situations, or the grieving that accompanies them. LuAnn Pierce, LCSW, explains the ways you can help your child cope during these times. [More]
November 25, 2013
by Saranya Tracey, M.A.
The object of grief and loss counseling is to discover the deeper meaning of the loss you have experienced. A loss, to be devastating and challenging, does not have to be grief over a loved one who has died. One may be overcome with grief from many circumstances. There are many types of loss. [More]
November 11, 2013
by Ashley Marie
Remembrance day is a chance for us all to reflect on our heroes. This heartfelt story gives us an important reason why it is good for us to remember. [More]
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]