Happy New Year!
It’s a new year, a clean slate. For many of us, it’s a time of reflection, renewed hope and resolutions. How will you make the most of the next 365 days? Consider adding a couple of these tips to your routine to make it a happy, healthy year! Simplify your life. Try rising early one […]Read More
What is Vicarious Trauma?
Vicarious trauma is an ongoing process of change over time that results from witnessing or hearing about other people’s suffering and need. When you identify with the pain of people who have endured terrible things, you bring their grief, fear, anger, and despair into your own awareness and experience. Your commitment and sense of responsibility can lead to high expectations and eventually contribute to your feeling burdened, overwhelmed, and perhaps hopeless. Vicarious trauma, like experiencing trauma directly, […]Read More
How to Keep the ‘Happy’ in Happy Holidays
The holidays are supposed to be a time of joy, happiness and excitement however, the holidays can also bring added stress, disappointment and loneliness. For many, this year will be more difficult given the financial and emotional stressors of the economy. When you experience this stress, remember to take care of yourself, keep things simple […]Read More
Back to School Tips
Back to school can be a time of excitement as well as stress. Here are a few ways to start this new year off right: Wrap up the summer – Have your child help plan one final barbeque or picnic with friends and family. Share favorite summer activities you did together. Look ahead – Talk […]Read More
Improve Your Health in the Dog Days of Summer
You often hear the saying the “dog days of summer” this time of year when the weather is hot, people have more free time, are feeling relaxed and even a little bit lazy. Instead of the “dog days” making us feel stagnant, why not use this time when school’s out to make some simple changes […]Read More
More Than the Blues
Ever feel like you are the only one who is sad in a world of happy people? Everyone experiences stress, sadness and anxiety from time to time – it’s a part of life. These feelings can often happen when you a lose a job, children move away from home, during divorce, with a death in the […]Read More
Coping in Difficult Economic Times
The financial crisis that our country is currently facing is troubling to us all. High gas and energy prices, groceries that seem to cost more than they did just last week, financial losses and declining home values can cause stress and anxiety. Managing stress during difficult times is important. It lets us go on with […]Read More