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Flying with Small Children

The holidays are the happiest time of the year, but the stress of getting to and from your holiday destinations can fill even the happiest of holidays with worry and dread. Traveling with small children is difficult. Trapping small children in a flying canister with nowhere to play is even worse. However, there are many […] Read More

Finding the Right Mentor

There are many different types of mentors people seek in their lives, but two of the most valuable are professional and personal mentors. The best advice I ever got in medical school was how to identify a potential mentor. This has helped me significantly in different stages of my life thus far. In medical school […] Read More

Mental Wellness in the Workplace

Work stress is quite often a significant component of everyday life, and can be hard to handle when your financial well-being is directly tied to your job. While there can still be some stigma against mental health in the work place, attitudes toward such issues are changing. There may be resources either at or through […] Read More

Making Time for a Therapist

One of the great ironies of modern telemedicine is that while having a physician’s phone number at our fingertips should lower the activation energy needed to set up appointments, we rarely make the time to do so. We tell ourselves that we’ll “set something up this week,” but the urgency of said task often falls […] Read More

Mental Health Issues in Young Children

No matter one’s age, people need good mental health status in order to live their most fulfilling, satisfying, and positive lives. This includes children, who must have strong mental health to live up to their full potential in childhood and later on, in their adolescence and adulthood. Childhood mental health can influence their mental health […] Read More

Are You Really Ready to Own a Pet?

Whether you’re considering the adoption of a Great Dane or a hamster, owning a pet requires a list of responsibilities and expenses to think through first. Cuteness overload can obstruct decision making skills and blur reality while you’re standing in a pet store staring into the eyes of a potential new ball of fluff, but […] Read More

Journaling Your Way to Positivity and Gratitude

Positivity or gratitude journals are becoming mainstream as more and more people practice mindfulness. The concept is relatively self-explanatory, you pick a journal or notebook to write in on a regular basis and keep track of things that make you happy or grateful. These journals should be highly individual and easy to use, otherwise they […] Read More

How to Beat the “Monday Blues”

Mondays tend to be the same ole’ same ole’.  They start with the game, “How many times can I hit snooze?” which is traditionally followed by a race of getting to the front door with everything you need for the day—clothes, brushed teeth, cell phone, wallet, and if you’re lucky, breakfast and a packed lunch […] Read More

Seasonal Affective Disorder

According to the Mayo Clinic, “seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that’s related to changes in seasons — SAD begins and ends at about the same times every year”. In order to be officially diagnosed with seasonal affective disorder, an individual must meet the criteria for major depression aligned with specific seasons for […] Read More

How to Cope with a Broken Friendship

Friendships play a major role in one’s life. They’re something that connect you to the world and help you experience new things. Multiple studies link friendships to one’s well-being and happiness. What sets them apart from romantic and family relationships is that a person can have several friends at once. Friendships can come from everywhere […] Read More

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