Summer Structure

Whbeachen the sun is shining and the weather is warm, it may not seem like there is much to complain about. However, the summer can also be a difficult time to manage mental health issues for adults and children. Summer is often seen as a time of freedom and bliss, although the lack of structure during the summer months may result in feelings ...

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Good for the Mind, Good for the Body

mind_body_spiritOur minds and emotions play a critical role in our health. Hippocrates, the father of Western medicine, taught that good health depends on a balance of mind, body, and environment. Many ancient healing systems in fact emphasized the interconnection between mind and body in healing. While these insights of old may not have had the benefit of modern research, the wisdom has ...

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Avoiding the Lunch Box Bug

abdominal-pain-in-children-from-eColiThe food supply in the United States is among the safest in the world. However, when certain disease-causing bacteria or pathogens contaminate food, they can cause food-borne illness, often called “food poisoning.” The Federal government estimates that there are about 48 million cases of food-borne illness annually — the equivalent of sickening 1 in 6 Americans each year. And each year, these illnesses ...

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Limiting Daily Stress and Strain with Better Self-Care

Salvi LoPiccolo, LMHC
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Living in this fast paced society we quickly forget how important it is to be aware of and maintain our overall well-being. However, this is much easier said than done when we are being pulled in many different directions. Something I try to reinforce to all of my clients is the necessity of self-care. Self-care is any activity or practice ...

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Eating, Sleeping and the Nutrition Connection

eat-sleep-healthy-300x198It has long been known that proper sleep and nutrition play a critical role in our mental health. What is often overlooked however, is the strong link between these two features of a healthy lifestyle. Yet, amounting evidence has shown that individuals who are able to get at least seven to eight hours of restful sleep, are more likely to consume a balanced diet and less likely to become overweight.

But there ...

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Understanding Stress: What’s Happening and Making a Change

Understanding StressStress is a medical term for a wide range of strong external stimuli, both physiological and psychological, which can cause a physiological response called the general adaptation syndrome. General adaptation syndrome, or GAS, is simply a term used to describe the body’s short-term and long-term reactions to stress.

Stressors can include physical stressors such as starvation, being hit by a car, or suffering through severe weather. Additionally, people can suffer such ...

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Quit! And Let The Healing Begin

breakfreeEveryone knows that quitting smoking is better for your health. Benefits such as more energy, greater stamina, cleaner and whiter teeth, and of course, the cost savings are all pretty obvious. Maybe your friends and coworkers haven’t mentioned that cigarette smoke and odor sticks to your body and clothing like the plague, and it isn’t pleasant. But there are lessor known benefits too ...

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