Posts Tagged ‘Motivation’

Let’s Talk about Recovery

There’s no better time than right now to celebrate the gains made by those in recovery, to talk about advancements in our field that make recovery more achievable, and to honor the dedication of those who make recovery in all its forms possible? Psychological assessment, medication management, group and individual counseling, and case management remain […]

Healthy Change Starts with Healthy Habits

Spring is almost here and yet it feels like the new year just started. I know that I, and many others, are still thinking about how to make changes in this year: some of us are focused on our careers and work goals; others want to become more fit; and many of us want to […]

The Impact of Rudeness and How to Prevent It

We often talked about the positive benefits of kindness, and most know and understand that a positive environment is great for mental health, and physical health too! This week, I would like to look at the inverse of kindness. Specifically, what is the impact of rudeness? Rudeness is “disrespectful or insensitive behavior.” Our brains tend […]

Learn about Seasonal Depression

Have any of you been feeling a bit sadder during this start to the new year? Seasonal Affective Disorder (or S.A.D.) is a real challenge that many people face as seasons change, temperatures fall, or we get less sunlight. It impacts roughly 1 in 20 people, each year. This week in Florida we finally got […]

How to Break The Cycle of Negative Behaviors and Thoughts

Groundhog Day has been a playful American holiday since 1887. Every February 2, we wait for our nation’s favorite groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, to tell us if spring is near, even if six more weeks of winter isn’t too alarming for those of us who live in Florida. This year, I’m also thinking about the 1993 […]

Making Mental Health a Part of Your New Year Resolutions

New Year Resolutions are a fun tradition and a great way to signify our desire to take a step towards positive change. As someone that has worked in the behavioral health industry for many years, I have found that “positive” mental health can be a powerful starting point for all positive goals that we set […]

Improving Society the MLK Way

As we continue into 2022, I want to begin by sharing a quote from the great civil rights leader, Martin Luther King Jr. “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?” MLK was a big believer in equality of opportunity, and that we become equal when we treat each other […]