A Prayer for Perseverance During the Pandemic

A Prayer for Perseverance During the Pandemic

A Prayer for Perseverance During the Pandemic

Weeks into sheltering in place, I at times find myself growing weary of continually adjusting to new ways of doing things, changes in work and life flows, and maintaining social distance. I long to be with people more freely, to…

Mind/Body Health: How Heart Health is Connected to Mental Health

Mind/Body Health: How Heart Health is Connected to Mental Health

You might think heart disease is linked only with physical activities — a lack of exercise, poor diet, smoking and excessive drinking. While these habits do heighten the risk of high blood pressure, heart attacks, strokes and other cardiovascular problems,…

How to Practice Gratitude and Increase Your Happiness

How to Practice Gratitude and Increase Your Happiness
Perhaps you’ve heard that being more grateful can help you have a more positive mood. In fact, recent research has shown that grateful people tend to be happier, healthier and more fulfilled. Being grateful helps us deal with stress and...

Seven Tips for a Happier, Healthier Life

Seven Tips for a Happier, Healthier Life

Reap the benefits of being kind to yourself! Prioritizing a good night’s sleep, positive self-talk, using vacation time and intentional self-care can have some surprising benefits for your productivity, longevity, confidence, weight and relationships.

Setting Seasonal Goals to Boost Productivity and Reduce Anxiety

Setting Seasonal Goals to Boost Productivity and Reduce Anxiety
Now that the holiday season is officially here, are you finding yourself thinking, “I wasted my whole fall!”? Or maybe it was the summer, or even the entire year. The idea of time wasted can feed anxiety and panic symptoms....

Self-Care is Vital When You’re Caring for a Loved One with Alzheimer’s

Self-Care is Vital When You’re Caring for a Loved One with Alzheimer’s

Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia can be physically, emotionally and financially challenging. The demands of day-to-day care, changing family roles and making difficult decisions on behalf of a family member are hard to handle. That’s…

Your Mental Health at Work

Your Mental Health at Work
"All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy". A silly saying, and these days a common meme many of us grew up hearing. Work and fun, we often think of them as opposites. However, having fun at work...

Mental Health Tips in the Wake of Trauma

Mental Health Tips in the Wake of Trauma

When tragedy occurs, our sense of well-being feels violated. Elizza LeJeune, LMSW, offers tips on how to care for ourselves in the wake of trauma.

Caring For Yourself When There’s Traumatic News

Caring For Yourself When There’s Traumatic News

Disturbing and traumatic news of terrorism, violence and natural disasters can lead to PSTD-like symptoms. Learn how to recognize the signs and care for yourself.

5 Mental Health Tips for Millennials (and Everyone Else, Too!)

5 Mental Health Tips for Millennials (and Everyone Else, Too!)
Millennials are reporting increasing rates of depression, anxiety and stress. Depression diagnoses alone are up 31% for millennials since 2014 with depression now affecting 5.5% of millennials in West Michigan.1 Why is the rate rising is not completely clear, however...