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

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...

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...

Have a Better Day EVERY Day … with DBT Skills!

Have a Better Day EVERY Day … with DBT Skills!

For most of us, the way we solve our problems today has a lot to do with what worked at another time in our lives. As our situations and responsibilities change, we can find that what once worked isn’t really…

Self Image: What Do You See in the Mirror?

Self Image: What Do You See in the Mirror?
  Mirrors are everywhere and each one provides the opportunity for self-affirmation or self-criticism. Most men and women see their bodies as a compilation of unacceptable features. As women pass a mirror they to see big thighs, jiggling arms, protruding...

Addiction Affects the Whole Family: Tips for Surviving the Holidays

Addiction Affects the Whole Family: Tips for Surviving the Holidays

The holidays can be loaded with expectations. Connecting with family, feeling the true spirit of this time, giving the perfect gift, making the perfect meal and creating the perfect memories can be daunting for anyone. Add addiction to the equation,…

Tips for a Peaceful Thanksgiving with Family

Tips for a Peaceful Thanksgiving with Family

As we enter into the holiday season, some of us may feel increased levels of stress as we begin to wonder what family gatherings are going to include. Will there be political arguments around the dinner table? Will we be…

Why Parents Sometimes Need a Timeout, Too

Why Parents Sometimes Need a Timeout, Too
Ever had a parental temper tantrum? You know, those times when you exhibit bad behavior, such as yelling, bad language or slamming things around, and need to be disciplined with a parental timeout? We’ve all had those moments. Sometimes when I...

Addiction is a Family Disease

Addiction is a Family Disease

Addiction does not just affect those using drugs or alcohol but can cause upheaval and chaos in lives of their loved ones. Family and friends can experience depression, anxiety, anger and powerlessness as they face what appears to be an…