The Key to Slowing Down in a Fast-Paced World

We are busy people leading crazy lives. Our days are full of dishes to wash, mounds of laundry to fold, incessantly buzzing phones, and people demanding our attention. Some days it may even get to the point that we wonder if we can actually squeeze everything in. How do you reconcile your hectic reality with […]

The Early Indicators of Mental Illness

Just as with other medical illnesses, early intervention can make a crucial difference in preventing what could become a serious illness.  Learning about the developing symptoms of mental illness can lead to possible mitigation or prevention of a mental illness altogether. Earlier this year, I could feel a cold coming on. My throat felt tight, […]

The Not-So-Secret Recipe to a Successful Relationship

Successful relationships don’t just happen on their own; they emerge when two people invest great time and effort in them. These seven tips are tried and true in improving and prolonging meaningful relationships! We all have those couples we admire. For me, it is Gordon and Marjorie; I have watched this couple interact since I […]

Are You Addicted to Your Phone?

When the topic of addiction arises, we often think of drugs, sex, alcohol or gambling.  What we neglect to see, however, is our own dependence on everyday things. Anderson Cooper did an incredibly interesting segment on 60 Minutes where he discussed how major companies are not creating programs for people, but instead programming people. Watching […]