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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


The Story of The Orchid: 12 Years with Woman in Recovery

Hi my name is Loren Seaman and many of you I have never met ….but I have been blessed to have had the opportunity helping start THE ORCHID “WHERE WOMEN HEAL” I was introduced to a woman named Julie Queler in April of 2004. Julie Queler and I became friends while I had been working admissions and . . . . Continue Reading


Should You Tell Your Employer About Your Depression?

  Mental health issues like depression can be debilitating. Anyone who has experienced clinical depression knows that there is a difference between the occasional sad mood and feelings of deep despair. Often, these feelings of depression can hinder a person from being functional at work. However, because depression has such a huge stigma, it is . . . . Continue Reading


Why You Should Love Being Sensitive

Sensitive people often go to great lengths to hide their inner sensitivity. However, being sensitive does not have to be a bad thing. You do not have to hide behind your emotions anymore.  There are positives to being sensitive that the right people in your life will appreciate. Sensitive people are often the most compassionate . . . . Continue Reading


How Symptoms of PTSD Can Lead To Addiction

Most of us have some idea of what Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is. The disorder has been researched for decades, formally known under names like “shell-shock” and “soldier’s heart.” We are aware now that PTSD can affect anyone, regardless of their military background.  PTSD continues to circulate in our society. The illness is common among those in . . . . Continue Reading


How to Choose a Support Group For Your Sex Addiction

When it comes to finding 12 step-fellowships for support, it usually is pretty straightforward. If you struggle with alcoholism, AA is the choice for you. OA is for overeaters and GA is for the gambler addicts out there. However, when it comes to sex addiction, there seem to be a plethora of choices: SA, SAA, . . . . Continue Reading


Curing Depression Through Food?

Depression is a common but serious mood disorder that affects millions. Depression causes severe symptoms that affect how we feel and handle daily activities.  Fortunately, there are a variety of treatment options out there that help with symptoms of depression. With the right treatment, anyone can find a way to overcome their depression. No one . . . . Continue Reading


4 Myths About OCD

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a common, chronic, long-lasting disorder experienced by as many as 1 in 100 Americans each year. Roughly half of these cases are classified as severe. OCD is the uncontrollable, reoccurring thoughts and behaviors that a person feels to repeat certain routines over and over again. The truth is most people underestimate . . . . Continue Reading