Opioid Crisis in Pregnant Women

Drug overdoses remain the leading cause of injury-related death in the U.S. according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and the growing opioid epidemic across the country is a huge driver for this phenomenon. A recent New York Times article cited that overdoses are the leading cause of death for Americans under […] Read More

Maintaining Friends in Retirement

Retirement is the time in a person’s life that usually comes after a career. There are plenty of statistics that tell us the average age a person retires and the average income they’ll earn from social security, 401K and other sources. But there is more to retirement than the numerical data; the importance of staying […] Read More

Staying Healthy During the Holidays

It’s that time of year again. The holidays are an exciting time of year, filled with festivities, family and friends. But the season can also prove to be a distraction from healthy habits that are formed throughout the year. Here are some suggestions to help keep on track during this busy time. Try to keep […] Read More

What is “Mental Toughness?”

Have you ever wondered what sets apart people who are extremely successful in life and people who are not? Why do some people accomplish all their goals and more, while others struggle in the stages? The assumption people prefer to make is that exceptional people are especially talented, genetically gifted, and just one day effortlessly […] Read More

How to Handle a Bad Roommate Situation

Most young adults will, at some point, live with roommates either in college, post-graduation or both. Living with roommates is a smart way to save money at this stage in life, and living with friends can be a fun, bonding experience, but what happens when you have a bad roommate? From leaving dirty dishes in […] Read More

When You Don’t “Look Sick:” Life With An Invisible Illness

What Invisible Means An invisible illness is defined as a “physical, mental or neurological condition that limits a person’s movements, senses, or activities that is invisible to the onlooker…Invisible disabilities are such symptoms as debilitating fatigue, pain, cognitive dysfunctions and mental disorders, as well as hearing and eyesight impairments and more” (Invisible Disabilities Association). You […] Read More

Grief and the Holidays

In our household the holidays were the best time of year because we always spent them together. Decked out holiday trees, apple cider, a lavish spread of entrees and sides, silly holiday outfits for the dogs. We all gathered at the table over great food, exchanged stories and memories, and talked about how this was […] Read More

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