Mental

Your mental health is an important part of your overall well-being. Our helpful articles and tips are here to help keep you mentally healthy.

There are four seasons and winter is often the toughest on your mind and mood. The connotations are usually negative: bitter cold, dry skin, back pain from show shoveling, multiple layers of clothing, colds and flu, trudging to work or around town. Winter is also associated with darkness and some people are susceptible…

Whether you are a parent of a young child or of a college student, back to school is an important transition for you and your children. It represents a meaningful challenge for the child: academically, socially and emotionally. The “back-to-school” transition can be prepared for proactively and my article below incorpo…

When I was asked to write an article about the stress of Christmas shopping and the busy holiday season in general my thoughts went back to a different era to my growing up years on a farm in the beautiful and peaceful Shenandoah Valley in the State of Virginia. My father, an architect, and my mother, the quintessentia…

Whether you made goals for 2012 or not, the fact is that most people can use motivation to stay on track with developing a healthy lifestyle. Below are my 12 tips for staying inspired and eating well for this New Year. 1. Develop Motivating Principles. You need to make a foundation that is meaningful to you, that you c…