As Ernest Hemingway once wrote, "When spring came, even the false spring, there were no problems except where to be happiest." Aside from being a master of words, Hemingway also has the benefit of being right about the season's effect: Spring fever is probably real. If you've noticed a little extra something in your step because of the weather, it's no coincidence. Warmer days have a direct influence on your mood and behavior. Below are just some of the ways toasty temperatur
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. It is important that we know, and fully understand, the concept of consent. Click the link below to test your knowledge surrounding consent! https://www.nsvrc.org/saam/consent-quiz
If you’re a man, at one point or another you’ve probably thought to yourself, “I will never understand women!” And if you’re a woman, “what's wrong with men?!” But your gender is all you've ever known, so how could you understand? As a transgender woman, Paula Stone Williams has lived on both sides, “and the differences are massive!” In this funny and insightful talk, Paula shares her wisdom for all. Reverend Dr. Paula Stone Williams is the president of RLT Pathways, Inc., a
I’ve been doing teletherapy for a few weeks now, checking in with my clients on how they are managing. Not unexpectedly, most are struggling with anxiety. For some their anxiety is a steady angst that they can't name, that rumples through their everyday lives; for others, their anxiety is clear and specific — worries about their jobs, or financial situation, the overall economy; about them or their immediate family becoming ill, or about how their elderly parents, three state
"I WAS DRIVING home after work,” David reported. “Things had been very stressful there lately. I was tense but looking forward to getting home and relaxing. And then, all of a sudden—boom! My heart started racing, and I felt like I couldn’t breathe. I was sweating and shaking. My thoughts were racing, and I was afraid that I was going crazy or having a heart attack. I pulled over and called my wife to take me to the emergency room.” David’s fears turned out to be unjustified.
Click HERE to find a 7-day happiness challenge!! The four simple science-based actions are as follows: Three Good Things: At the end of each day, write down three good things that happened that day, including why those things were good Kindness Day: On one day this week, do as many extra acts of kindness for others as possible (try to do at least 5) Calm Your Mind: Follow the free Headspace "Take 10" program for ten minutes each day at www.headspace.com Move Your Body: Do som
Like just about everyone else these days, Jen Bertolasio finds herself in a situation she could not have imagined even one month ago. Bertolasio, 32, of Carnegie works as a data analyst. But, along with her husband, she is now on Day 13 of working from home with her two children — a 4-year-old daughter and 2-year-old son — under foot while maintaining a safe social distance from the rest of her family. “It’s stressful,” said Bertolasio. “It’s hard not seeing friends and famil
Psychologist Susan David shares how the way we deal with our emotions shapes everything that matters: our actions, careers, relationships, health and happiness. In this deeply moving, humorous and potentially life-changing talk, she challenges a culture that prizes positivity over emotional truth and discusses the powerful strategies of emotional agility. A talk to share.
The COVID-19 pandemic presents unique challenges for people with substance use disorders and in recovery. The following resources may help. Click HERE to access some resources that you may find helpful during this time.