How to Support Someone with Depression

Depression is a serious and common mental health disorder that affects millions of people worldwide, which means chances are, you know someone who struggles with it. That in mind, you may be wondering how you can offer support. Well, the first step is recognizing that someone has depression, because many people aren’t going to simply […]

What to do When You’re Diagnosed with Stress

So you’ve been told by a trusted medical professional that your health issues are being caused by stress. Now what? You can’t magically eliminate the issues that cause stress in your life, but understanding the toll they take on your body and being aware of the signs that you might be crossing that line are […]

Is Your 18-Year-Old #HealthyAdulting?

They grow up so fast, right? As they say, the days are long, but the years are short. So now your “child” is 18 and, in the eyes of the healthcare system, an adult. Mom (or Dad) likely still knows best, but guess what? The law dictates that the healthcare system treat your “just learning […]

Can’t stop thinking about OCD?

Have you ever had recurring thoughts or feelings that don’t seem to go away, or feel the need to do certain things a particular way? You may be dealing with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). OCD is a mental health disorder that usually appears in childhood or adolescence (though it can start up until age 40), and […]

Are You Treating Your Aging Parent like a Toddler?

By Christy Yates, Author of “Building a Legacy of Love: Thriving in the Sandwich Generation”   Christy is an expert in supporting caregiving families, incorporating mindfulness along with other evidence-based practices to support growth, goal achievement and a pathway to overall wellness for the whole family. She is a Licensed Educational Psychologist (LEP), an author, […]

How do I Know if I Have Endometriosis?

Endometriosis is a long and complicated name – perfectly fitting for this long and complicated condition and the related diagnostic journey. Among its many challenges, because the primary symptom is pain that could be in numerous different areas throughout the body, it doesn’t necessarily present as a purely gynecologic condition and as a result, most […]

How Do I Know if I Have MS?

March is Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month, and here’s the first thing you need to know: Diagnosing multiple sclerosis (MS) isn’t easy. Because there’s no single test and a multitude of symptoms, MS often goes undiagnosed, sometimes several times, before identifying it as the root cause. Unfortunately, the inverse is true as well in that many […]

5 Foods to Reduce Stress

March is National Nutrition Month, an annual campaign that focuses on the importance of making informed food choices and developing healthy eating habits. For those of us managing health conditions for yourself, taking care of your kids’ health needs, helping care for older parents, or some combination of those, finding the time and energy to […]

In Case of Emergency: How to be an Advocate in the ER

By Ashley Chin Ashley is a former Emergency Room Nurse turned stay-at-home baker for her delicious cookie company, Ranta Bakes LLC. In her spare time, Ashley loves to craft, crochet, and spend time with her husband, Tyler, and their sweet wire fox terrier puppy, Luna.   As a former Emergency Room Nurse, I’ve seen all […]

Inner Circle Sessions: 3 Tips to Prepare for Elder Care

The search for the right choice for senior care can be a daunting one. That’s where Jenny comes in! Jenny Kenderes is the CEO of Premier Senior Solutions, which is dedicated to assisting seniors and their families in the next chapter of their journey. She’s committed to finding the best options for seniors to live their best life […]