Seasonal Affective Disorder: Signs, Symptoms & Tips
"Spring, summer, and fall fill us with hope; winter alone reminds us of the human condition." Mignon McLaughlin
Do you find yourself resonating with these words as we are in the depths of winter?
Do you feel the 'winter blues' keep you down?
Does Cabin Fever sink in as the winter drags on and the snow piles trap us indoors?
If these seem true for you, you may be one of the half a... Read More
HAPPINESS - Part 3
Welcome to part 3 of a series on something everybody’s interested in: HAPPINESS!
Everybody wants to be happy, but happiness is so often elusive. That’s because, as we’ve talked about before: What we think will make us happy, won’t make us as happy as we think it will.
We think changes in our circumstances –making more money, being happily married, having kids, getting an advanced degree, moving to someplace that’s nicer or better- no matter how meaningful these experiences can be, the research... Read More
Deck The Halls….With Family Stress?
Things to consider as the holidays approach.
There is an abundant amount of literature that addresses the topic of family stress around the holidays. The following are topics for you and your family to consider as the holidays approach:
-Set a budget for travel, gifts, and parties
-Consider less expensive or homemade gifts
-Look at the calendar; discuss when the holidays will be celebrated with family, friends, and colleagues
-If hosting events, work together as a team to prepare... Read More
What Does ‘Pink’ Mean To You?
It is that time of year again. The changing of seasons when leaves turn red, yellow, and orange and the rest of the world turns pink. From food product labels to clothing to commercials and the NFL, pink is everywhere we turn. This is a great way to bring awareness to a great cause as long as we answer the question ‘what does pink mean to you?’
For some pink is once a year, the month of October to raise awareness and a time to talk about breast cancer.
For others pink means... Read More
Knowing How To Be Happy, Part II
Welcome to part II of some hopefully helpful input on happiness and how to experience more of it. Quick recap. In Part I, we talked about how happiness is not found where we usually think it will be: money & material possessions, romantic relationships & marriage, having children, getting a better education, etc. Now I realize that this might sound just plain stupid. Doesn’t everybody know that the more money and stuff and romance and great family you have, the happier you are? Well, everybody thinks they know this. But as Mark Twain once said, “The... Read More