Depression Stirs Future Compassion and Connection

By: Sandy Churchill I have dealt with anxiety all my life and intermittent depression that has reared its ugly head off and on  over the years, and never have I seen a silver lining to either condition. Truly, they can be debilitating, blocking joy, stirring insomnia, and sapping energy on so many levels. But a … More Depression Stirs Future Compassion and Connection

Suicide Prevention Day

By: Barbara Schwartz As I began to write this month’s blog post, I looked at a list of special “days” for September. Ah-ha! It’s National Yoga Awareness Month. I’m a yoga instructor and believe that yoga can benefit everyone and that a good yoga instructor can modify any yoga practice to match anyone’s ability. Yoga … More Suicide Prevention Day

Walk-n-Talk: A Simple Idea for Health and Communication

By: Martianne Stanger There is no doubt about it. Life is busy. In fact, sometimes it is so busy that we find ourselves running from here to there, sending quick e-communications, but hardly connecting with ourselves, one another, or the glory of the great outdoors. To some, that may not be an issue. To me, … More Walk-n-Talk: A Simple Idea for Health and Communication

Mental Health Tip: Less Screen Time, More Family Time

By: Jennifer Lonergan Next week, October 7th-13th, is Mental Health Awareness Week. Now, if you are from my generation, chances are you don’t think this applies to you. But the truth is, mental health is for everyone. When I was growing up, anything related to mental health involved institutions and asylums unless it impacted your … More Mental Health Tip: Less Screen Time, More Family Time

PANDAS Disorder Isn’t Cute or Cuddly

By: Cheryl Maguire   When you read the word PANDAS, you probably envisioned a cute, cuddly animal native to China. Unfortunately, there is nothing cute or cuddly about the acronym PANDAS which stands for Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections. The disorder was first identified in an article by Dr. Susan E. Swedo … More PANDAS Disorder Isn’t Cute or Cuddly