Social Distancing, the Impact on Mental Health, and How to Cope

Social Distancing, the Impact on Mental Health, and How to Cope

Until a few weeks ago, many of us likely had never heard of the term “social distancing.” Social distancing simply means keeping a safe distance, likely about 6 feet or more, from others and avoiding gatherings with large numbers of other people. While social distancing is important for overall health and well-being of ourselves and others during this challenging time as our […]

Divisiveness in a divided country

Divisiveness in a divided country

I have been hearing the words “divided,” “divisiveness,” and “discord” quite a bit lately. Additionally, I have observed it multiple times a day for months now; and rather than slowing down, I anticipate that our divides may grow deeper in coming months. Many of you have likely witnessed, if not felt divisiveness as well. If you watch the […]

Eating Disorder Awareness

man not eating food

This year, Eating Disorder Awareness Week will be recognized from February 22-28. At least 9% of people in the US will experience an eating disorder during their lives. I am frequently surprised to learn of how misunderstood eating disorders are. Others are often puzzled by a person’s difficulty with food. I have often heard “Why […]