Category: Healthy Living


The Opioid Crisis

It is difficult to turn on the television or radio, or pick up a newspaper and not notice some mention of the opioid crisis in the United States. The volume on this hot button issue is also likely to increase the closer we get to the 2020 presidential election. Before we delve into the very important discussion regarding the opiate epidemic, addiction and mental … Read More The Opioid Crisis


The Power of Silence

We live in a world filled with noise. If you start from the beginning of your day, think of the number of things you hear from the time you wake up until the time you go to sleep. Alarm clock, dog barking, television/radio, stranger’s cell phone conversations, work telephones ringing, automobile traffic, honking horns, subway trains running, doors slamming, yelling, laughing, and millions of … Read More The Power of Silence


Mental Health Awareness Month

Mental Health Awareness Month was created by the organization Mental Health America (MHA) and has been observed in the United States since 1949. That’s 70 years ago! Each year for the entire month of May organizations like Mental Health America (MHA), National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and others take an active role in raising awareness about mental health in our communities. They host … Read More Mental Health Awareness Month


Fierce Female Advocates for Mental Health

What initially started out as “Women’s History Week” in 1981 has evolved into “Women’s History Month” thanks to strong advocates and Congress who passed multiple joint resolutions over a period of years to get to this point. In 1987 Congress designated the month of March as “Women’s History Month” and passed additional resolutions authorizing the President of the United States to make an annual … Read More Fierce Female Advocates for Mental Health

Creative Expressions: Art Therapy

If you can remember back to your school age days, try to think about your favorite art projects, drawings, talent shows, etc. Do those experiences bring back fond memories? As adults, sometimes it is difficult to remember back to those days when we have work, bills, family, kids, pets, and many other responsibilities at the forefront of our minds. It is also unfortunate that … Read More Creative Expressions: Art Therapy


Staying Healthy at Your Desk

Sitting down all day is one of the worst things we can do for our health. A sedentary lifestyle increases risk for weight gain, heart disease, and pain in muscles and joints among other things. But what about those of us who have a job that requires us to sit at a desk for the majority of the day? We only get one body, … Read More Staying Healthy at Your Desk

Learn How to Love Your Spine: The Lost Art of Sitting

The probability of something life changing happening to me on the way to work is slim. But recently one morning when I was in the car driving to work I listened to a segment on NPR that changed my life. Let me preface this article by saying I’m an active person. I exercise regularly, eat healthy, and live a busy lifestyle. My favorite types of classes … Read More Learn How to Love Your Spine: The Lost Art of Sitting


Now Trending: Microweddings

Think about the last time you went to a wedding. Were there extravagant sprays of flowers, glimmering table decorations, bridesmaids with flawless hair and makeup, hundreds of guests fawning over the tiniest of details, and of course… an open bar? The answer is most likely… “yes.” And as you enjoy a celebration full of love, family, friends, and fun on someone else’s dime, the … Read More Now Trending: Microweddings


Creative Ways to Exercise Indoors

Winter weather can be a significant barrier to many people getting to the gym. It’s cold, rainy, icy, snowing, dark, none of which make us particularly motivated to do much of anything let alone go to the gym. When given the option between putting on sweats and sitting in front of the fireplace with a hot beverage and braving the cold to venture to … Read More Creative Ways to Exercise Indoors


Exploring Traditions: The History of Halloween

Costumes, jack o’lanterns, candy, haunted houses, and trick-or-treating are all words that invite us to think about Halloween. In America this annual holiday is celebrated on October 31st of each year. But where did this widely practiced tradition originate, and how has it changed over the years? History The origin of Halloween dates back thousands of years to the geographic area presently known as Ireland, the … Read More Exploring Traditions: The History of Halloween


Permanent Art: The Significance of Tattoos

Whether you agree or disagree with the practice of tattooing, think about the last time you saw someone with visible tattoos. Did you ever find yourself asking questions like, who is the artist that designed and applied the art? Why was that particular piece chosen? What do the tattoos mean? What is this person’s story? According to data obtained by the Pew Research Center that was … Read More Permanent Art: The Significance of Tattoos


What Every Parent Should Know About School Accommodations

A common occurrence in my office is parents who come in with the concern that their child is struggling in school, but they often don’t know where to turn. Knowing what resources are available to your child is the first step in your ability to advocate for them. There are two main federal laws that describe the services that children are eligible for and … Read More What Every Parent Should Know About School Accommodations