Feeling lonely? Here are 5 healthy ways to deal with it.

While loneliness is typically a feeling that many people experience during the winter holidays, the summer months do not escape its wrath. Truth is, many people travel or alter their schedules during the summer, and that leaves them particularly vulnerable to feelings of loneliness, depression and despair. Sometimes it’s simply a matter of boredom or […]

Mental Health Month: What You Should Know

While supporting good mental health is something we like to focus on all year long, the effort gets ramped up a notch during May when the nation officially observes Mental Health Month. Led by Mental Health America, the annual observance has taken place for more than 65 years. Each year MHA focuses on a different […]

Teaching Children and Teens How to Deal with Stress

When your child or teen is experiencing high levels of stress, it’s tempting as a parent to want to fix it or make it go away. After all, no parent likes to see their child unhappy. Unfortunately, fixing the problem does nothing to teach your children the coping skills he or she will need in […]

When Stress Becomes Physical

No doubt you’re aware that stress can negatively affect your health—both mentally and physically. What you may not know, however, is that the symptoms of stress often play off each other, increasing the severity of each one. While physical symptoms like insomnia or back pain are no fun for anyone, the physical indicators of stress […]

Help! My Child Isn’t Good at Sports

All parents enjoy watching their children succeed. From an early age, we track their achievements, measuring them up against other kids and often going out of our way to aid their success. This is particularly true with athletics. I think we all can agree that it’s fun to be a team parent when your son […]

Teen Violence — Warning Signs and Ways to Help

We all want to protect our children. From the moment they’re born, the fear of them being harmed (and what we can do to prevent it) is never far from our thoughts—even when they’ve grown and left the nest. Teen violence has been a topic of national discussion lately, particularly following the release of a […]

How to Spot Social Media Addiction

Stop! Before checking your Facebook page or Twitter feed one more time, take a moment to consider the following: As of 2014, nearly three out of four Americans use some form of social networking site. And, almost a quarter of those individuals check their Facebook accounts five or more times a day. When you think […]

3 Tips for Dealing with Strong Emotions in the Workplace

If you’ve worked in an office setting for any length of time, chances are, you have a story or two about emotionally charged situations. Maybe it’s the time Bob from Sales and Sue from Marketing got into a screaming fight about the presidential election. Or perhaps it happened when the intern got so angry at […]

When it’s Okay to Say No—and How to Say It

We all have at least one friend who can’t say no. She rushes around, burning through her own energy reserves to help others reach their goals. In the meantime, her own ambitions gather dust. The desire to help others may be a noble attribute, but if taken to unhealthy levels, it can also cause unnecessary […]

New Year’s Resolutions: Take a Different Approach

Now that the holiday season is over and 2015 is upon us, you may discover that following through on your new year’s resolutions is more challenging that you anticipated. Reaching an important goal or making a significant life change is never an easy task, but it can be well worth the effort. So, if you’re […]