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It is winter yet again. The beautiful colors of the autumn leaves have disappeared and have been replaced by barren tree limbs and icicles sharp and brittle. The harsh winds rattle the window frames and the cold air seems to sing a cruel song that frightens away birds to warmer climates. The daytime gives way…

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Everyone knows that regular exercise is good for the body. But exercise is also one of the most effective ways to improve your mental health. Regular exercise can have a profoundly positive impact on depression, anxiety, ADHD, and more. It also relieves stress, improves memory, helps you sleep better, and boosts overall mood. And you…

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You might call it a silent epidemic. Up to one in five kids living in the U.S. shows signs or symptoms of a mental health disorder in a given year. So in a school classroom of 25 students, five of them may be struggling with the same issues many adults deal with: depression, anxiety, substance…

It was about a dozen years ago and I was going through a rough bout of depression. I convinced myself there must be some ready cure I could find, and I embarked on a frantic tour of the therapeutic merry-go-round to relieve my pain. I desperately reached for any doctor, therapist, or support group. I…

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My name is Katie Buckingham and at the age of ten, I developed a series of anxiety disorders. These caused problems for me for many years and because of the stigma attached to mental health problems, I was afraid to disclose what I was experiencing for fear of what people would think of me. It…

If it feels like a lesson, children won’t be interested. If it’s a game, they’ll love it. That’s what Alfred James says about mindfulness for kids. The author of Pocket Mindfulness and its accompanying blog suggests that parents come up with mindfulness exercises they and their children can do together. It’s about finding ways to…

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As a licensed professional counselor (LPC) with a degree in Exercise Physiology and twenty years’ experience in the fitness industry, I have learned one very important lesson; consistency and motivation are what make a personal wellness program effective. A well-rounded fitness program will have these basic components: cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, and…

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by Christine Stephenson, LPC There has been a lot of hype lately about mindfulness but it really isn’t a new concept, it has been around for thousands of years. Many people wonder what mindfulness is. In a nutshell mindfulness is paying attention to your life in a very specific way; in the present moment, intentionally…

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