By Dr. Susana Marikle Clinical Psychologist at Pamper Your Mind Have you ever looked at your bank statement in January and whispered to yourself in quiet disbelieving horror, “How did this happen…?” If you have found yourself reeling from holiday overspending, know that you are not alone. It is way too easy to get swept
By Kristin Woodling, LMHC The holiday season is among us and it is a magical time of year that brings joy, cheer, blessings, and family togetherness. Except for when it doesn’t. For people coping with loss in their life (death of a loved one, divorce, job challenges, etc.) the holiday season can bring a deep
Coping with Holiday Stress and Grief Florida Today EDGE column By Kristin Woodling 7:39 a.m. EST November 16, 2015 Click Here to View the Article in Newspaper Format (pdf) The holiday season is among us and it is a magical time of year that brings joy, cheer, blessings, and family togetherness. Except for when it doesn’t.
by Emily Tonn, RMHCI Entering the holiday season brings anticipation of traditions, festivities and creating new memories with family and friends. For people experiencing grief, the holidays can be an especially challenging time of the year. If someone close to you is experiencing loss or grief, you might struggle with the best way to support them. Grief is
By Dr. Susana Marikle Clinical Psychologist at Pamper Your Mind Food and drinks have a unique place in our culture – they are symbols of affection, comfort, celebration, family, and togetherness. In every culture around the world, special food and drinks feature in the way holidays are celebrated. There’s a reason we have “birthday
Like it or not, Halloween, Fall, and Christmas decorations have officially taken over the stores. There is event after event scheduled from now until January. Work and school schedules are in full swing and vacations are on the books. If you find yourself exhausted and burned out every year by the time the new year
Wherever you currently are on the spectrum of exercise and it’s place in your life (daily, few times a week, not at all) you have undoubtedly heard, probably more than once, about all of the benefits of adding more physical movement to your life. These benefits include: weight control, prevention of some health conditions and