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June 23, 2016

Sleep hygiene is an intervention I have used with adults who have trouble tuning down at night, insomnia, kiddos transitioning to sleeping independently, and several other issues. Here are a few tips to help you get a better night sleep.

June 20, 2016

 Click the pic for some free crossword fun!

June 18, 2016

Now this is how you respond to a tragedy. 

UnitedHealthcare and Optum, two health benefits companies of UnitedHealth Group, are offering free mental health services for anyone affected by the shooting in Orlando that killed 49 people over the weekend. The resources...

June 17, 2016

“Happiness is not a matter of intensity, but of balance, order, rhythm, and harmony.” ~Thomas Merton

I’m not someone who enjoys busyness or sees it as a sign of importance. In fact, I’ve often sacrificed money and opportunities to have more time to watch movies, roam ar...

This week, the nation will continue to mourn the deadliest mass shooting in American history and its unfathomable aftermath. With this process comes a lot of pain — for people in the Orlando community and beyond.

For many of us, what happened is deeply personal. I calle...

June 16, 2016


An article by Melanie Yuill of ABC 33/40 quotes Marion County Sheriff Kevin Williams as stating that when it comes to mental health in Alabama the state needs to "step up". Sheriff Williams goes on to explain "Our problem in the state of Alabama is we have nowhere to...

June 13, 2016

Findings from a new study that followed older adults for 10 years supports the idea that eating a diet rich in fiber - such as found in breads, cereals, and fruits - is key to aging successfully; that is, reaching old age free of disease and disability. Click the pictu...

June 10, 2016

Did you know that anxiety disorders affect one in eight children?


Research shows that untreated children with anxiety disorders are at higher risk to perform poorly in school, miss out on important social experiences, and engage in substance abuse (via Anxiety and Depr...

June 7, 2016

 Click the picture for informative video on summer activities for the kiddos!



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