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How to use Yoga for Depression

Many who have suffered from depression know that your body often responds to depression with symptoms such as fatigue, aches and pains, muscle tension, and sleeping difficulties.  Yoga is an adjunct therapy that can be used to both promote and help sustain healing in these areas.

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ASMR: Are You a Tinglehead?

ASMR is a phenomenon known as Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response, and most people experience it as a tingling sensation that occurs in the area of the base of the neck and covers the head and sometimes the shoulders or spine.  The tingly feeling usually produces a feeling of relaxation or pleasant warmth, and it is usually stimulated by some kind of auditory or visual trigger.  It has also been referred to as having a “head orgasm”, “brain massage”, or “spine tingle”.

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When is the Right Time for Hospice Care?

There are some important considerations to think about if you have a family member or loved one that may benefit from hospice services.  Overall you want to make sure that you know what hospice care is all about, who qualifies for hospice services, and when the right time is to ask about hospice services.

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How to Take a Compliment

When someone gives you a compliment, you have a choice about how to receive it.  I will say up front that this is a problem that I have personally struggled with at times in my life, but have worked to change over time.  Most of us intend to be gracious and...

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“Work It Out” Is Here!

I am pleased and proud to announce the launch of my new book “Work It Out: A Survival Guide To The Modern Relationship”, out now and available on Amazon.  This has been a project that I have been working on for some time now, and it is based on my work with couples in...

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Suicide Rising

In June, news broke of the suicides of both luxury handbag designer Kate Spade and international food celebrity Anthony Bourdain.  Whenever high-profile celebrities complete suicide, we are reminded that depression and mental health conditions touch every class of...

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This is Not a Drill

When I was in about 3rd or 4th grade, my classmates and I had all the standard safety drills in elementary school.  Fire drills, tornado drills, and the like.  There was one drill though, that I remember doing only once, which was the active shooter drill.  I don’t...

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The Benefits of Emotional Support Animals

Many people are familiar with the practice of pet therapy, as well as service animals, but I’ve noticed a rise in both the benefits and recognition of a newer category of animals known as emotional support animals (ESA).  Emotional support animals are not trained to...

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Women at Werk Empowerment Conference

This past weekend I had the pleasure of attending the first annual Women at Werk Empowerment Conference.  This was an event that combined presentations from successful working professionals with vendors, information booths, and give-aways by women-owned and operated...

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