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How to Give Feedback... Like a Boss! Mar 5th, 2019

A necessary facet of the modern workplace is constructive feedback. Receiving constructive feedback can sometimes be difficult and may induce that “butterflies-in-our-stomach” feeling, but, if we are able to tolerate the anxiety, feedback can lead to major professional and personal breakthroughs. Ironically, when it is your job to give the...

New year, new… YOU KNOW WHAT?! Jan 31st, 2018

With the advent of a new year, we often find ourselves reflecting on the person we have become, the person we would ideally like to be or the person we thought we “should” be by now, always comparing ourselves to some ideal and imaginary standard. This standard is influenced by...

8 Easy, Meaningful New Year’s Resolutions for Better Health Jan 8th, 2018

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/02/smarter-living/better-health-new-years-resolutions.htmlBy TARA HAELLEJAN. 2, 2018You don’t need fad diets, supplements, fancy workouts or lots of time or money to improve your health. A new year, and a fresh start, is the perfect time to try. Jill Brady/Portland Press Herald, via Getty ImagesMost New Year’s resolutions involve improving your health or...

Holiday Survival Guide - Navigating Difficult Emotions and Challenging Personalities Nov 23rd, 2017

As another November draws to a close, we are faced with the task of being thankful... or performing thankfulness at the very least. Is it any surprise that the traditional western “holiday season” almost perfectly lines up with the cinematic awards season? While celebrities and up-and-comers are turning in career-defining...

Daylight Savings Sleep Tips Oct 25th, 2017

  Fall has arrived! It’s time to dust off the jackets that have been hanging so patiently all summer, and step into the crisp autumn air. Pumpkins and squash in all varieties are ready for harvest and are starting to be prominently featured on menus and in stores. The leaves,...

Your Real-Life Therapist, Virtually Speaking… Aug 22nd, 2017

As work environments evolve from box-shaped buildings where minimum amenities exist, many companies are now opting to include conveniences to their employees: gourmet chefs highlighting international cuisines; in-house massage; pharmacies onsite; espresso bars; etc. While the ease of having such features can be alluring for a new employee, it can...

Don't Let Chronic Pain Take Over Your Life! Jul 14th, 2017

Chronic pain, also known as the invisible illness, and its symptoms are not always obvious or externally visible. As a result, it is important for healthcare professionals to promote patients’ awareness of pain by listening to the breadth and intensity of symptoms, the contexts or situations when symptoms are exacerbated...

Relationships & ADHD Jan 20th, 2017

Relationships are inherently challenging. They require patience, compassion, understanding, and open communication to develop and grow. When a diagnosis of ADHD is a factor in a partnership, it can lead to additional relational stressors. Adults who suffer from ADHD may have myriad symptoms, with some of the of the most...

How Psychologists Can Help with Weight Loss Jan 10th, 2017

According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, almost 70% of adults (as well as one-third of the children) in the US are either overweight or obese. Not only can being overweight have a negative impact on a person’s health, it has also been directly correlated...

Diagnosing and Treating ADHD Jan 5th, 2017

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can be, due to its complex nature, difficult to diagnose. The challenge in reaching an accurate diagnosis is that the individual symptoms on their own may not appear to be disruptive or outside the realm of typical behavior. At any given time, an individual can feel distracted,...

Adult ADHD Treatment: Can ADHD Focused Therapy be Combined with Medication for Better Results? Dec 6th, 2016

Over two-thirds of American children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) will have symptoms that persist into adulthood, and ADHD is now the second most common major mental disorder in adults. The difficulty focusing and impulsivity that are hallmarks of ADHD lead sufferers to struggle with procrastination, missed deadlines, memory...

How Sleep Deprivation May Lead to Weight Gain Oct 19th, 2016

It seems to be somewhat of a cultural phenomenon –  work too hard, stress too much, and bite off more than we can chew. All of these things can affect the amount of sleep we get at night. Sleep deprivation can have a very negative impact on your physical and...

Are You Getting Enough Sleep? Oct 6th, 2016

When it comes to sleep, it is just as important as diet and exercise. Sleep has been preserved across species and is crucial for survival. Unbelievably, we spend about one-third of our lives sleeping. Sleep deprivation can wreak havoc on our health, make us less productive during the day and...

Overcome Your Stress! Sep 7th, 2016

Do you stay awake at night thinking about all the things you need to get done? Do you feel overwhelmed by endless tasks and demands on your time and energy? Are you on edge and easily irritated? While it may come as no surprise, if you answer a resounding yes...

How to Protect Your Relationships in a High-Tech World Aug 23rd, 2016

We are living in an increasingly tech-focused world with instant access to anyone and everything. While incredibly helpful in keeping us connected and able to work on-the-go (and maintain an organized, if hectic, daily life) this 24/7 access has made face-to-face human interaction an oddity. Fortunately, for better or worse,...

Overcoming Insomnia & Improving Sleep Quality Aug 10th, 2016

When you struggle with getting to sleep or staying asleep, your body, mind and relationships can really suffer. When sleep is healthy, we kind of take it for granted. It is not until something goes sideways with the sleep that we realize – sleep affects EVERY aspect of our lives....

Free Advice May Lead Insomniacs to Make Unhelpful Changes Jul 1st, 2013

Conservative estimates indicate that about 1 in 10 Americans experience trouble sleeping. Many of those who have trouble with sleep will experience chronic or episodic insomnia. Insomnia can be thought of as difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep, or waking earlier than you’d like for greater than a month, often resulting...

Toward a Good Night’s Sleep: An Approach to Insomnia in Older Patients Dec 10th, 2012

ABSTRACT: Insomnia is common among older adults, who should routinely be screened for sleep-related problems. When patients experience insomnia, consider other treatable sleep disorders, such as obstructive sleep apnea, restless legs syndrome, and periodic limb movement disorder. Keep in mind that comorbid medical and mental health conditions can contribute to...