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Area Support Networks

Area Support Networks The holidays tend to necessitate an added level of support for many folks. Consider checking in with those who have shared a similar path at a local support group. Grief Support Bridge Home Health and Hospice Grief Support December 18, 2017 7...

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5 Mantras For “Forced Family Fun”

5 Mantras For "Forced Family Fun" Landon’s mother used the phrase “FFF” to describe mandated moments of family togetherness. Here are 5 things you can repeat to yourself before, during, and after your family time throughout the holiday season. 1. I...

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Gratitude in the Holiday Season

Gratitude in the Holiday Season Gratitude in the Holiday Season As the aisles fill with tinsel and holiday cards, we recognize that to some people the jingle bells and mistletoe are welcome reminders of years of joy and tradition. Yet for others, it triggers a sense...

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Work Life Balance

Work/Life Balance: A False Dichotomy One of the first responses to chronic stress is evaluating our work life. Often, well-meaning friends and family suggest getting a better grasp on a “work/life balance.” The assumption is that you work too much and live “real life”...

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When Work Becomes Addictive

When Work Becomes Addictive Our culture honors hard work to the point of sometimes worshiping it, so often we cannot see the tendencies of our hardworking nature to cross into the realm of addiction. Because working is praised by society and is necessary for...

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Why We Work

Why We Work We’re designed for meaningful work. It gives us a sense of purpose, which is innate and imperative to feeling fulfilled. Even earthworms are purposeful in their work; they know instinctively to move through the dirt for a greater goal. Just the idea...

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Living in Disagreement

Living in Disagreement In today’s culture where politics and other dichotomous issues seem to divide, we will come across people with whom we do not share similar opinions. We may work with them, raise children amongst them, and even live with them. As tragedies and...

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Stress and the Strong Young Women

Stress and the Strong Young Women Over the years in our practice at Mind Body Health Associates, we have noticed patterns that comes with the beginning of the school year. One consistency is the increased number of calls to our office from concerned and loving...

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Treatment At First Sign

More than 20 years after his mother, Princess Diana, was killed, Prince Harry recently sought mental health treatment to deal with the effects of the trauma. In an interview for On Point, the Prince said he came close to a “complete breakdown” and finally sought help after…

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Eating with the Seasons

Because what we eat changes the functioning of our brain, one of the easiest ways to offer your body and mind healthy nourishment is to align yourself with the availability of the seasons. Spring offers an abundance of green! If leafy salads aren’t your favorite…

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Effects of Nature on the Brain

Another way to invite more green (and growth) into your life is a stroll through the color itself. Scientists are proving that taking a walk through the woods changes our brain patterns – the way we take in sensory information and process it. Not to mention the symbiotic…

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Run with Team Jenelle!

The NAMI Color Me Happy Walk & 5k raises awareness and funds on behalf of mental health for Hancock County. NAMI will honor our beloved Jenelle Hohman and commemorate the legacy of her work by renaming the annual event in her honor.

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More Green This Spring

If you’ve been in the office recently, you may have noticed the exceptionally large peace lily Landon contributed to our space. As he made a new home for it, he declared, “I want to green this place up. New life!” Now our outdoor surroundings have decided to join in the sense of…

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Movement Add a Resting Pose

A yoga practice usually ends in a final resting pose, most commonly savasana, or corpse pose. For some people, they love the “forced” relaxation. Others struggle with the idea of laying still to “do nothing.”
Other forms of exercise often end with a period of rest…

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Rhythm of Rest

Humans, much like the rest of the universe, operate from a collection of rhythms established with nature. Our bodies sync with our environment each quarter (with the seasons), each month (with the moon), each week and each day (rotation around the sun)…

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