Category Archives: Sleep/Relaxation

Column Image A Mind Game

Mindfulness, meaning focused awareness, is a concept of increasing popularity among mental health professionals. Mindfulness training for clients focuses on internal and external experiences in the present moment without judgment. Mindfulness interventions can be beneficial in everyday life. Not only adults stand to benefit from focusing awareness on the present … Continue reading >




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Column Image The Importance of Physical Health for Psychological Wellbeing

Numerous research studies have found an association between physical health and mental health. When such studies have found a correlation, or link, between physical and mental health, several themes have emerged consistently: Those with mental health concerns are at a higher risk of developing chronic health issues Poor mental health … Continue reading >




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Column Image Sleep Hygiene

A good night’s sleep serves many important functions for our overall health. Physically and psychologically our bodies need to rest and repair overnight, which is essential as one gets older. Specifically, the brain relies on sleep for many cognitive functions such as retaining information and consolidation of memory. Unfortunately, sleep … Continue reading >




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Column Image Self-Care for the Caregiver – Part 2

Caring for a loved one can be very rewarding, but it also involves many stressors. Caregiving can make an impact on your health, relationships, and state of mind. That’s why taking time to relax, rest, and recharge isn’t just a luxury – it’s a necessity! In this second part of … Continue reading >




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Column Image Self-Care for the Caregiver – Part 1

On an airplane, an oxygen mask descends in front of you. What do you do? As we all know, the first rule is to put on your own oxygen mask before your assist anyone else. If you are a caregiver, this rule often is the first to fly out the … Continue reading >




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Column Image Relaxation Exercises for Your Body and Mind

Stress! It’s a feeling that most people can relate to and it happens more often than we would like. Not only does stress cause us to think negatively, but it can make us feel physically uncomfortable too. Coping with stress effectively, before you feel overwhelmed, can help to prevent longer-term negative … Continue reading >




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Column Image Emotionally Preparing for the Holidays

As we arrive in the holiday season we journey through a powerful emotional experience. While the magic of the holidays can be a wonderful time, most of us do not experience bliss at every step of the journey. There are often emotional highs and lows experienced throughout the season. We … Continue reading >




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Column Image Health and Mood

Eat, Sleep, and Be Merry: How Your Health Regimen Impacts Your Mood As a child, I grew up in a household where my parents were ill-informed on the significance of nutrition. They were blessed with fast metabolisms; subsequently, they did not feel compelled to focus much attention on dietary needs … Continue reading >




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Column Image Stress Relief: Take a Mental Vacation

It is summertime and people all around you are planning their getaways, except you. You hear stories of snorkeling in the Caribbean, hiking in the Sierras, or cruising the Alaskan coastline and your thoughts are, “It must be nice….” Vacations, short or long, are great stress relievers; the literature on … Continue reading >




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Column Image Need a vacation from your vacation?

Many of us either just got back or are getting ready to leave work or school for a week-long Spring break. During long vacations, we can sometimes load ourselves up with activities to utilize and take advantage of all that free time. This can lead to coming back from your … Continue reading >




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