Am I Depressed?

During the last several years, it’s become more and more difficult to read the daily news without running across a front page article with some alarming story about depression. Here are just a few of these headlines I’ve found: “Too Much TV Leads to Depression” “The Link Between Diet & Depression” “Can Allergies Lead To […]

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Colors Influence Mood

Scientists have studied the effect of color on our mood, health and way of thinking for many years. Our preference of one color over another may have something to do with the way color makes us feel. Light is absorbed by the eye and converted into another form of energy, which enables us to see […]

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Trigger Notes: Simple Reminders

To start your day off on the right track, try the “Trigger Note” technique. Find a spot somewhere in your morning routine that you know you’ll see every day. Mirrors tend to be a great spot (the bathroom mirror, bedroom mirror, even the car rear-view mirror works well), but almost any place where you know […]

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Beating the Winter Blues

What Is Seasonal Affective Disorder? The link between the amount of sunshine we get and how happy we feel is undeniable. If you have noticed a tendency to feel more depressed and lethargic during the winter months, while feeling relatively normal or better than normal during the rest of the year, you may suffer from […]

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Parenting Teens 101

All parents are aware that parent-child communication can be very difficult at times.  Most parents are also aware that these “difficult” communication patterns can quickly become “impossible” during the teen years. Even though it’s normal for teens to begin to separate from their parents during adolescence, they need to know that the safety net of […]

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 Fatigue Fighting Diet

Though fatigue is poorly understood, food researchers know that a better diet can keep us energized throughout the day. Read on to learn about the foods that help keep you feeling at your peak: Everyone from time to time experiences fatigue; for some it is an almost daily struggle. It can be a serious drag […]

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Internet Addiction

Like it or not, the internet is here to stay.  The internet and the “World Wide Web” have definitely changed the way the world works.  The internet is used to correspond with friends, search for information useful to students and businesses, perform on-line banking, order books and other merchandise, track hurricanes, and even to track […]

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