Let’s Go for a Walk: How Regular Exercise Can Aid Mental Health

By now, most of us know that exercise offers numerous health benefits. From maintaining an ideal weight, to reducing the risk of diabetes, heart disease, and osteoporosis, moving our body every day improves the length and quality of our lives.But not all of us recognize just how important exercise is to our mental health.Beyond Hormone ReleaseMost of us have had that...[ read more ]

When Will I Start Feeling Better? Grieving for the First Time

One of the most devastating experiences we must endure in life is grieving the loss of a loved one. Although we have the knowledge that everyone will eventually die, and we logically understand the finality of death, no amount of information can prepare us for the devastation of the actual experience. Losing someone we love for the first time can...[ read more ]

3 Busted Myths About Recovering Addicts

Addiction is complex. And because of this complexity, there tend to be a lot of opinions, and yes, even myths surrounding it.In my practice, I have spoken to many addicts and loved ones of addicts, and I have found the same questions come up over and over again. Unfortunately, I am also aware that these myths and questions stand in the way...[ read more ]

Personal Wellness

These are crazy, chaotic times we live in my friends. Depending on where you live and how well you maintain your personal boundaries, there an untold number of “distractions” vying for your time. Stuff like the latest work deadline, children’s sports practice, piano lessons, picking up groceries, appointments with doctors, teachers, and etc. That is not to mention the “good...[ read more ]

Suicide and Recent News Events

I guess it is appropriate to comment on the recent suicide deaths that are in the news cycle (Anthony Bordain, Kate Spade), and the attention on the number of suicides each day in US.  According to the National Institute of Mental Health, suicide is the second leading cause of death for 15-24 year old, and 25-34 year old individuals. Suicide...[ read more ]

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