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What is Ayurveda?

Q: What is Ayurveda? A: Ayurveda or Ayurvedic medicine is one of the world’s oldest medical systems, dating back to its origin in India 5,000 years ago. Ayurveda utilizes natural and holistic practices to support physical, mental, and emotional health. The term “Ayurveda” is derived from Sanskrit and means “science … Read More

Can Seasonal Affective Disorder be Managed with Food?

· · Sleep
Winter’s relative lack of daylight and sunshine, especially in cloudy or more northerly climates, may make you feel less energetic and more blah than you do in the brighter months. For about five percent of the U.S population, however, the “winter blues” have a more serious effect on mood and … Read More

Social Isolation Linked to Lower Brain Volume

· · Sleep
Older individuals who have little social contact with others may be more likely than their peers who have more frequent social interactions to experience a loss of overall brain volume, according to a study published recently in Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The parts of … Read More

Ask the Experts: Hoarding vs Collecting

· · Sleep
Q: My spouse insists the growing piles of useless items are collectibles, I think he’s hoarding. How can I know for sure? A: It’s a good question because one person’s trash may be another person’s treasure. Hoarding is characterized by the excessive acquisition of and failure to discard objects, regardless … Read More

Viewing Art, Even on a Computer Screen, May Boost Well-Being

· · Sleep
For centuries people have been inspired by and found joy in observing art in galleries, muse­ums, and public spaces. Recently, an international research team investigated whether view­ing art online can produce similar mood-boosting benefits. In a study published in the jour­nal Computers in Human Behavior, researchers found that among a … Read More

Why Goal-Setting in Therapy is Crucial for a Successful Outcome

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Many people seek mental health counseling with a strong, but vaguely defined, idea that they want to “feel better” somehow. They’re well aware of the sadness, worry, fear, anger, or confusion inside, but they aren’t sure exactly what “better” will look and feel like. That’s where goal-setting comes in. For … Read More

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