Does it feel like we are turning a leaf to you? It feels like that to me, so grateful, though we are still dealing with significant restrictions around here. I know some are feeling burnt out with all pandemic related topics and impact. I know some are enjoying aspects of the temporary new normal. I…

Not a lot of things are 100% true, but here are two known facts: 1) Life is not fair, and 2) People do not act right. Undoubtedly, there are going to be times in life where we feel immensely disappointed by the cards we are dealt and/or by those around us. Disappointment WILL happen. We WILL…

Lifestyle medicine is not intended to replace traditional medicine, but it represents a concept about how we live that is intended to be of best benefit to our minds and bodies.  Most of us aim to be healthy in one way or another, and lifestyle medicine brings to focus some specific aspects about the way…

Choline. Ever heard of it? Me neither. Until recently. As a result of what I’ve learned, I’d like to share with you. Choline – apparently – is a nutrient deemed essential for brain development.  Who knew? And not only brain development but also cognitive functioning, memory, muscle function, and so much more; something so essential…

Within the context of intimate relationships, couples tend to turn to one another for emotional fulfillment. While emotional needs can also be met independently from within, via employment settings, through friends, family, etc., when in a partnership, couples tend to turn inward and place these needs and expectations upon one another primarily. There are a…

With absolute certainty, at some point you may have said or heard someone else say, “he’s such a narcissist,” or “she’s so narcissistic.” In the field of psychology, there is such a thing as narcissistic personality disorder, which is diagnosed upon meeting several distinct criteria. The key diagnostic features are as follows: “has a grandiose…

As we progress through life, we value different things at different times; ever evolving creatures. It is wise, from time to time, to reevaluate these values to ensure we are investing our time, energy, and finances into what we feel is most important at this time in our lives. This is a pretty important step…

Attachment Theory posits that our earliest relationships as children, with our closest caregivers, shape all future relationships and attachments with others into adulthood.  As adults, we develop either insecure or secure attachment styles based upon those early interactions.  As you may have guessed, a secure attachment style contributes positively to relationships, while an insecure attachment…

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