5 THINGS YOU CAN DO TO HELP THE OPIOID CRISIS

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), “every day, more than 130 people in the United States die after overdosing on opioids. The misuse of and addiction to opioids—including prescription pain relievers, heroin, and synthetic opioids such as fentanyl—is a serious national crisis that affects public health as well as social and economic…

9 Components of a Healthy Couple

Whether in a marriage, partnership or living the single life and looking for “the one,” what does a healthy relationship look like? Consider these important components: Trust The core of a healthy relationship has trust as its foundation. Secret keeping is not occurring and you are free to openly discuss any and all topics. A…

3 Ways to Cultivate Positive Intimate Relationships

If you’ve been in a relationship for an extended period, you’ve likely experienced the dryness and boredom that can happen. No matter how committed or in-love we are, relationships require sustaining and cultivating to remain positive and intimate. Like nature, our relationships go through seasons in which they feel in full bloom, new and exciting,…

PRACTICING SELF-CARE 101

How do you take the first step toward practicing self-care? “Just do it”? Did Nike really believe their slogan is a motivating strategy and reasonable solution to any of life’s seemingly complex struggles? Achieving success in the self-care arena may or may not come with such ease; below is a framework in which you can…

How Food Can Help Anxiety and Depression

While the last thing we might think about when turning to food is the nutritional content of the meal, it’s important to consider; our brain is designed to perform at its best when we ‘feed’ it the right stuff. Food has a profound impact on our mental health and eating certain foods can help the…

5 Tips for Coping with Holiday Blues

The holiday season can shepherd love, gratitude and a sense of connection. Yet, oftentimes it can also bring unwanted feelings of anxiety, inadequacy and depression. The “Holiday Blues” are temporary feelings of anxiety or depression that can be associated with increased stress, unrealistic expectations or memories that accompany this season. Symptoms can include fatigue, feelings…

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Navigating Teen Substance Abuse

Adolescence can be a time during which young people may experiment with substance use. For some adolescents, experimentation can turn into dependence. For a parent or guardian of a teen, this can introduce feelings of fear, frustration, shame and guilt and navigating such a situation can be extremely challenging. To address teen substance abuse, there…