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Wednesday, 04 March 2015 00:00

The Stigma of “Treatment”

Written by Lori R.
When you say “treatment center” there is such a stigma attached. What will my family and friends think? Will my employer ever look at me the same? Will I get fired? Everyone will know there is something “wrong” with me. The truth is that everything that is “right” about you just needs to be strengthened in a process called recovery. You can receive “treatment” anywhere, but for true recovery, every aspect of your being must be addressed. I used to be hesitant to mention that I attended grief counseling or…
Tuesday, 03 March 2015 00:00

Immerse Yourself in a Good Book

Written by Administrator
When I was little I used to get caught staying up past my bedtime. I wasn’t the typical child playing or making noise or jumping on the bed. My mother would find me lying on the floor beneath my desk, reading a book by the shine of my nightlight. How can you scold a child for READING?? She would say “Ten more minutes,” or “Finish that chapter,” because she understood. Reading has always been a love for me and its purposes really haven’t changed through the years. I read to…
Sunday, 01 March 2015 00:00

Chicken Tikka Masala

Written by Jeremy C.
This tasty Indian inspired dish has a flavorful spice mixture that will not only warm your mouth but your stomach too. This recipe is packed with nutrients and minerals from the spice mix that have been used for thousands of years in India to combat a whole host of illnesses. Garlic is known for its antibacterial properties, turmeric has been proven to reduce inflammation and coriander is shown to stabilize blood sugar. This great dish is sure to help boost mood and fight off aches and pains that can lead…
Sunday, 01 March 2015 00:00

The Many Shades of Depression

Written by Lori R.
The Fifty Shades movie is all the rage because of the sexual content in the story line but far more interesting to me is the psyche of the main character. There are allusions toward his upbringing and the mental distress he suffered that caused him to develop unconventional relationships. Skip to the scenes that speak of his childhood, his traumas, his unbearable secrets! As a psych major and compassionate person, I want to “figure him out” and “fix him,” not be entertained by his fantasy world. Outside of fiction, in…
Saturday, 28 February 2015 00:00

Emotional Sobriety

Written by Yolanda F.
Sunday night, along with millions of other people, I watched the 2015 Oscars. The host, in case you didn’t already know, was Neil Patrick Harris who played a character known as Dr. Doogie Howser on TV from 1989 to 1993. Like many actors, Harris has a long list of personalities he’s stepped into like second skins. When I tuned in an hour late and I saw him, I thought to myself, “Oh, look! Doogie Howser!” It made me think about how after all these years I would still associate him…
Thursday, 26 February 2015 00:00

The Role of Food in Mental Health

Written by Lori R.
From the time we are born, eating offers us comfort, warmth and fulfillment. Throughout our lives, there are traditions built around food for family gatherings and special occasions. Food plays the essential role of providing the nutrition our bodies need, but it can also become a source of distress when we unintentionally practice overindulgence or abstention. No one means to develop an eating disorder. Often it is the result of deeply rooted emotional distress that has no release other than our bodies trying to find relief and comfort. We may…
Thursday, 26 February 2015 00:00

Self-care: Stronger Nails, Naturally

Written by Yolanda F.
As women age, our hands become even more noticeable. Moisturizer is key for the wellness of your skin, keeping it hydrated, especially for your hands that may give away your age if you’re not careful. I think of nails as the accessories of my hands and although I keep them short, they are neat and look clean and taken care of. If you happen to have long nails that become weak, perhaps you’re not eating enough foods rich in silicon and sulphur, like fish, onions or cruciferous vegetables. Brewer’s yeast,…
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