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The Perfect Fit: Finding Fulfillment in Your Occupation

If you’re like most of the population, in order to make a living you get up every weekday morning and report to work. In fact, the average person spends 90,000 hours at work over the course of his lifetime. That means that a majority of your waking hours are probably spent at work, and you [...]

2018-04-17T14:09:09-04:00April 17th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Letting Go

What if we create and maintain problems in our life because it provides us with a sense of identity and comfort? For example, the way we hold onto the pain of a break up because that’s the only thing we have left of the relationship, or staying angry at someone for something he did because [...]

2017-07-30T13:43:43-04:00September 26th, 2016|Anger, Human Behavior, Mindfullness, Psychology, Relationships, Self-care, Stress|

Hardwired For Connection

We live in a culture that is obsessed with love. You need only to turn on the radio, and you will hear love song following love song. Romance movies are likely the highest grossing films, and in almost every novel you pick off the shelf, the protagonist has a love interest. Why is this? Humans [...]

2017-04-09T13:47:39-04:00April 14th, 2016|Human Behavior, Relationships|

The Role of Mindfulness Based Practices in Substance Abuse Treatment

Traditionally several modalities have been used either separately or in conjunction for treating chemical dependency and process addictions. These include 12 Step oriented interventions (which support the utilization of the 12 Step program as used by Alcoholics Anonymous and like fellowships, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Motivational Enhancement Therapy. More recently clinicians have been adding mindfulness [...]

2017-04-09T13:43:06-04:00April 8th, 2016|Mindfullness, Substance Abuse|

You Control How You Feel

It seems automatic, something happens and we feel a specific way as a result. Someone says or does something, things don’t turn out how we would like, and we get angry, feel sad, disgusted, etc. We often think, “She made me mad,” or “He really upset me.” In actuality, there is no switch that someone [...]

Tis The Season to Be….Unhappy?

It’s the most wonderful time of the year….but is it? Although holidays are a time of joy, cheer and laughter for some, for others, the opposite holds true. Research indicates that 1 in 10 Americans will experience depression at one point in their life, and this number increases during the holiday season, which starts at [...]

The Human-Animal Connection; it does a body (and brain) good!!

Studies have been done for years regarding the physical and mental health effects petting a dog has on humans. However, the realm of pet-assisted therapy is still in its infancy. As researchers learn how and why our bodies respond the way they do when we interact with dogs, the evidence will get more difficult to [...]

2015-08-03T22:35:25-04:00August 3rd, 2015|Anger, Children Therapy, Human Behavior, Psychology, Relationships, Stress|

Is How You Vote Linked To How Happy You Are?

A new study published in March’s issue of Science  (http://www.sciencemag.org/content/347/6227/1243.short) suggests that our political views and happiness are linked. Interestingly, the researchers found that people who lean conservative tend to report greater levels of life satisfaction/happiness when asked directly, while those who lean liberal behave in ways that suggest that they are happier (for instance, [...]

2015-05-28T14:02:36-04:00May 28th, 2015|Anger, Human Behavior, Psychology, Uncategorized|

It Starts At Home

In March, we celebrate Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day; a time dedicated to recognize and honor the contributions that women have made throughout the history of our country. It is also a time to be mindful of the strong female influences of today and a time to raise our collective consciousness about what [...]

Anxiety Increases Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease in People with Mild Cognitive Impairment

Anxiety can increase the risk of Alzheimer's disease for those individuals with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI), according to researchers at Baycrest Health Sciences' Rotman Research Institute in Toronto. Scientists looked at a sample of 376 adults with MCI, ages 55-91, every six months over a three-year period. They used neuroimaging to analyze brain structural changes. [...]

2016-01-09T23:01:07-05:00February 22nd, 2015|Aging, Memory, Stress|