Counting Sheep—The Personal Side

  • By Yolanda Brailey
  • 07 Jul, 2018
Are you a parent? Ever had the flu? Ever been jet-lagged? Ever drank too much caffeine too late in the day? I am sure at some time in your life you have had trouble falling or staying asleep. If you haven’t, just wait longer....
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Counting Sheep—The Practical Side

  • By Yolanda Brailey
  • 01 Jul, 2018
There are literally dozens of sleep disorders listed in the Diagnostic Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. In addition, there are dozens more disorders in that same manual that impact sleep—such as anxiety, depression and grief—just to name a few. The list of sleep disorders...
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Father’s Day without a father

  • By Kaitlyn Farrell
  • 22 Jun, 2018
Father’s Day can be a day to celebrate the man who helped raise you, or it can be a source of dread, grief, sadness and anger. People have many different reasons for dreading Father’s Day. Perhaps your dad passed away, or you have an...
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The Physical Side of Self-Care

  • By Holly Lapka
  • 14 Jun, 2018
Taking care of ourselves is an important part of mental and physical wellness. “Self care” is a huge buzz word that people like to throw around with little explanation or with only limited examples. Visions of soothing bubble baths, listening to music or ensuring...
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Pain, Pain, Go Away—The Personal Side

  • By Yolanda Brailey
  • 07 Jun, 2018
Many years ago, I lost a dear friend to Lupus. She had been sick since childhood when she first found out she had the autoimmune disorder. In later years she developed lung cancer and ended up losing one of her lungs during her battle....
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Pain, Pain, Go Away—The Practical Side

  • By Yolanda Brailey
  • 01 Jun, 2018
At least 100 million Americans suffer from “chronic pain” according to WebMd (www.webmd.com). There is a vast difference from what I call “regular pain” or “acute pain” and “chronic pain.” Acute pain is your body’s normal response to illness or injury and only lasts...
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