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Pope Reveals He Had Weekly Therapy Sessions at Age 42

In times of distress, many seek solace in religion, while others turn to therapy. But what about utilizing both?  Seeking professional help is not anything anyone should be ashamed of, despite religious beliefs. You do not have to choose. Even the Pope recently admitted going to therapy at one point in his life. In the . . . . Continue Reading


Social Prescribing is a More Holistic Approach to Wellness

Holistic approaches in healthcare are part of a concept that isn’t so much brand new, but is becoming more and more mainstream. For years the popularity of practices such as yoga, mindfulness and meditation have found their way into being incorporated with science-based medicine for treating a variety of ailments. While research continues to build . . . . Continue Reading


Obama Signs Act to Ensure Health Insurance Coverage for Eating Disorders

In 2000, a woman by the name of Anna Westin passed away from a five-year battle with anorexia. Sadly, right before her untimely death, Westin was denied medical coverage for eating disorder treatment because her disease was deemed not “certified” for residential treatment. Fortunately, things have finally changed. Now, nearly 17 years after Anna Westin’s . . . . Continue Reading


Understanding the Dynamics of Workaholism

Are you a workaholic? Working hard is not a bad thing. In fact, those who work hard often reap the benefits of their efforts. However, when work is all-consuming, it can be an unhealthy component of a person’s life. There is a thin line between a hard worker and someone who struggles with workaholism. Knowing . . . . Continue Reading


5 Crazy Celebrity Eating Habits

Do you think you have weird eating habits? You are not alone. Celebrities over the years have opened up about their strange eating behaviors, and some of these will shock you. Turns out some of these celebs struggle with disordered eating just like many of us do. Reese Witherspoon: Goo-goo GaGa Diet To limit calories, Witherspoon . . . . Continue Reading


Simone Biles: I Have ADHD, And It’s Nothing To Be Ashamed Of

On Tuesday, the World Anti-Doping Association (WADA) made the startling announcement that Russian hackers had leaked confidential information about U.S. Olympic athletes. The leaks revealed information from Therapeutic Use Exemptions, which allow athletes to use banned substances if they are for treating legitimate medical issues. The list of athletes on this list ranged from Venus . . . . Continue Reading


The Signs of High-Functioning Depression

The media paints a clear picture of what depression looks like. You see the man or woman sad, isolated, and unable to get out of bed. They go about their day withdrawn from family and friends, struggle with sleep and are emotional wrecks. While those are major signs of depression, there are people who have . . . . Continue Reading


Drum Circles: The Therapeutic Effect of Drumming

It was a little over a year ago. I had made a few “out of character” decisions, and I was eager to do something to gain mental clarity. This was not anything unusual. From meditation retreats, yoga binges, to poetry circles, I have done it all. I tend to have a mini-life crisis that leads . . . . Continue Reading


6 Reasons You Are Tired All the Time

Do you feel like you are tired all the time? If you do, you are not alone.  Shilpi Agarwal, MD, a board-certified family medicine and integrative and holistic medicine physician, revealed in an article in Psychology Today, that close to half her female patients in their late 20s through their 40s report some degree of . . . . Continue Reading


The Benefits of Self-Talk

Do you talk to yourself? If you don’t, maybe you should start. Turns out, talking to yourself is not that crazy after all. Various articles have concluded that self-talk has immense mental health benefits. When you talk to yourself, you are paying attention to the person that matters the most: you. Talking to yourself is . . . . Continue Reading