Five Ways Your Physical Health Affects Your Mental Health

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Mental health is more than just the absence of a mental illness. Mental health is defined as a person’s cognitive, behavioral, and emotional well-being. The World Health Organization defines mental health as “…a state of well-being in which the individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community.” A person’s physical health can be a contributing factor in his or her mental health. Here are five ways physical health can affect your mental health: 1. Increased Memory… Continue Reading This Article

Reverse Seasonal Affective Disorder

You’ve probably heard of Seasonal Affective Disorder, right? A condition typically afflicting those in colder climates due to the typically dark and gloomy weather making them feel depressed. Well, there is a Reverse Seasonal Affective Disorder that can affect those in warmer climates, such as here in Florida. Reverse Seasonal Affective Disorder refers to the sudden sadness that can develop in warm temperatures. The longer days and increasing heat of summer may play a role in reverse seasonal affective disorder. Here are some of the possible causes of reverse seasonal affective disorder: 1. The High Temperatures Reverse SAD may occur… Continue Reading This Article

Mantener a las familias unidas y hacerlas funcionar

Mezclar familias no es tan simple como lo muestra el programa de televisión Brady Bunch, resolviendo problemas todo en una hora. A lo largo de la historia siempre ha habido familias mixtas, pero ahora tenemos la capacidad de aprender de las experiencias que otros han criado con éxito como un hijastro o adolescente que no los quería. La crianza de los hijos es bastante difícil sin involucrar a un padre de paso. Criar hijos por nuestra cuenta es una tarea monumental, pero cuando involucramos a otra persona que entra en sus vidas y en su casa, tanto los niños como… Continue Reading This Article

Keeping Blended Families Together And Making it Work

Blending families is not as simple as the Brady Bunch TV show portrayed it to be by solving all problems within an hour.  Families have blended throughout history and it’s never been easy. But now, we can learn from experiences of others who have successfully parented a step child or perhaps a teenager who thought he had no need of a step parent. Parenting is difficult enough without involving a step parent.  Raising children on your own is a monumental task and when we involve another person who steps into your life and home, children as well as teenagers often… Continue Reading This Article

Why Timing is Everything When it Comes to Marriage Counseling

Seeking help from a marriage counselor is not unlike seeking help from a mechanic. It makes little sense to take your car into the shop a month after it started making a horrific noise. By that time, too much damage may have been done and your engine may be beyond repair. By the same token, the effectiveness of marriage counseling is directly related not only to the willingness and motivation of both parties to put in the effort, but also to the timing. The time to consider marriage counseling is not when one (or both) people have already thrown in the towel…. Continue Reading This Article

3 Ingredients to a Happy Marriage

Have you ever wondered why some marriages last decades while others barely go two years? Why do some couples thrive and grow together while others crash and burn? The secret? There are three secrets, actually; three ingredients to a happy and successful marriage. Without all three of these, many couples will struggle to remain connected and committed. Communication Communication is to a marriage what gasoline is to an automobile: without it, you’re not going anywhere. And the better the communication, the longer the “motor” will last. The words we choose to connect with others are incredibly important. Use the right… Continue Reading This Article

How to Manage Anxiety While Dating

Stephanie Savo, LMHC, shares her tips on How to Manage Anxiety While Dating. Stephanie opens up about the struggles many of her clients face when dating. She discusses some amazing strategies to help you get over your anxiety when dating and putting yourself out there. Stephanie Savo, LMHC is a therapist located in Sunny South Florida, where the dating scene is interesting to say the least. She learned to manage anxiety while dating and she is ready to teach you her top tips. WEBSITE: INSTAGRAM: FACEBOOK:… TWITTER: PINTEREST: Business Inquiries to

“Who Wears the Pants?” Advice for Balancing the Power in Your Relationship

When it comes to relationships, it seems there is often a driving force behind the couple, or one partner who seems to always have the upper hand. This is often referred to as “wearing the pants.” The partner who “wears the pants” is the one most often in control of the relationship. “Wearing the Pants” But what does it mean to have control in a relationship? For one partner to have more control over the other often means that one partner in the relationship is more committed to and interested in it than the other. If one partner is less… Continue Reading This Article

What Causes Insomnia? 15 Key Culprits

If you’re someone who spends most of the night tossing and turning and checking the time on the clock, you’re definitely not alone. According to the National Institutes of Health, close to 20% of Americans suffer from some kind of sleep disorder. That’s a lot of people walking around cranky and groggy! Symptoms of Insomnia People troubled by insomnia experience difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep, or getting back to sleep when they wake up at a very early hour. These sleep disturbances cause stress and anxiety, and make every day activities like working, remembering, and thinking clearly very challenging. Insomnia… Continue Reading This Article

How to Practice Self-Care as a New Mother

While there are many surprises and challenges that await you in motherhood, one of the biggest shocks may be time management, or the feeling of being overwhelmed. No matter how happy and fulfilled you may be as a new mom, if you don’t take time out of your busy day to take care of yourself, you’re not giving your precious baby your best self. Ensuring that you practice self-care might seem like the lowest of your priorities, but being rested and cared for yourself is an essential part of being a mom. While it will be challenging, it’s not impossible… Continue Reading This Article