The Benefits of Therapeutic Writing

When you were younger, did you keep a journal of everything that was going on in your life and your feelings about it? Turns out, research shows that this is a habit you should keep throughout your life. Journals, logs, questionnaires and prompts are used as tools to help patients with trauma and stress. Life […] Read More

Importance of Work/Life Balance

Finding a balance between your personal and professional life can be challenging for a variety of reasons. Constant access to emails that never seem to slow down; pressure to work long hours in the hopes of getting that big raise or promotion; and not wanting to let down our co-workers make it hard to preserve […] Read More

Anxiety and The Fourth of July

The holidays are meant to be a time of overwhelming joy, when one can spend sacred quality time with family members and friends, some of whom one doesn’t see for years at a time. When it comes to the 4th of July, we are expected to experience even more endorphins from the rays of sunshine […] Read More

Preventing Summertime Bipolar Mania

Summer provides the perfect seasonal landscape for plenty of gratifying socially engaging activities.  There always seem to be plenty of weddings, family reunions, parties, holiday vacations, and a variety of leisure and recreational activities. While the extended daylight hours may induce increased levels of vivacity and vigor, those with bipolar disorder need to be wary of […] Read More

What is Your Love Language?

Most high schools and universities offer a plethora of foreign languages to study from French to Spanish to German. One language that is not listed is the language of love. Dr. Gary Chapman, a couples counselor, found different people with different personalities express love in different ways. He noticed couples’ ways of communicating typically fell […] Read More

Summer Reading and Mental Health

When I was younger, summer reading usually meant reading books from the school-issued list, then writing the mandatory book report or project. As the years passed though, reading became an activity that I did on my own. Summer provided the free time to read whenever. Nowadays, the “real world” doesn’t have a summer break, but […] Read More

Fitness and Fitness Trackers

Fitness trackers are all the rage right now, but are they healthy? With a quick survey of my office of twelve people right now, I can see five of those ever-present fitness trackers, and I know that at least three of the seven remaining have fitness tracking apps on their phones. Everybody has their different […] Read More

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