Back-to-School Wellness for Moms


Summer days have wound down and the kids have gone back to school. After the crazy days of summer caring for the kids, this is the time for moms to think about themselves and their wellness. Parents, especially moms, are known for putting their needs aside in an effort to care for their children. This is normal behavior, but over time it can take ill effects on the mother if she does not take time for herself. The weeks before the return to school is stressful. Shopping for school clothes, taking care of any school paperwork, trying to readjust your child to the “school routine” of going to … [Read more...]

Join Men Support Groups for Healing and Advice

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Our society places men and women into specific roles with expected outcomes for each group. A man is taught the unacceptability of the release of emotions. For example, it is more socially acceptable for a woman to cry than a man. Having an environment in which to express emotion and discuss men’s roles in our society in a safe environment is crucial. Men support groups have popped up around the country to fill this need. Financial burdens and everyday life stressors can be overwhelming for anyone. Men have been programmed to “be tough” and to hold their thoughts and emotions inside of … [Read more...]

Support Group Helps Those with Diabetes

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Getting any kind of bad news is hard to handle, but when it concerns your own health, the emotions can become overwhelming. The challenges to managing your diabetes such as lifestyle modifications and dietary restrictions can be daunting. Having a support group filled with people that understand the trials and tribulations of all types of diabetes can tremendously help someone afflicted with this disease. Support groups help to encourage participants in the transition and maintenance of a healthy lifestyle. It is important to know that you are not alone and a support group can give you the … [Read more...]

Mindful Resources


Here are just some of the many wonderful resources related to neuroscience and mindfulness... NeuroScience and NeuroPsychology: Daniel Amen, MD: Daniel Siegel, MD: Rick Hanson, MD:, Jack Kornfield, PhD: Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD: Bonnie Badenoch, PhD, LMFT: Bessel van der Kolk, MD: PsychAlive: National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine: “The mind is … [Read more...]