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Healthy lifestyle reminder with beads

Someone gave me the following idea from their church bulletin to remind them to be healthier in their choices. I loved the idea and modified it to what I think would be a great reminder for us all to have! All you need is some colored beads and string to make  a keychain, bracelet or […]

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Timely Reminders: Summer Safety

Whether your children are home for the summer, on the road with you or away at camp, use these tips to keep your family safe and healthy: Riding Safe When your child is ready to roll, make sure they: • Always wear a helmet when riding a bike, scooter and skateboard, or when roller blading. […]

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A Sign of Health is Knowing When to Seek Help

By Jackie Block, LMFT, LCSW, St. Agnes Hospital  “A sign of health is knowing when to seek help.” It’s true you know when things are not going well, those who recognize a problem and seek solutions are much better off than those who chose to avoid and deny whatever the problem is. It can be […]

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Alcohol and drug abuse: identifying the issue and finding solutions (Part Three)

Part Three: helping loved ones Helping a person who drinks too much takes knowledge, compassion and patience. Some actions are helpful and others are not. Do: Try to remain calm, unemotional and factually honest about how the person’s drinking abuse hurts you and others. Discuss the concern with someone you trust – a friend, clergy […]

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Alcohol and drug abuse: identifying the issue and finding solutions (Part Two)

Part Two: how does alcohol affect you? The reason that alcohol can cause such extensive damage to the body is because it goes everywhere. There is no body cell resistant to alcohol. Your Appearance – According to researchers, more than one or two drinks a week promotes aging. Alcohol is considered a food with non-nutritional […]

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Our senses and sensory processing

Written by: Vivian Hazell, MSE, LPC Lead Autism Therapist with Agnesian HealthCare Points to consider:The only way that any person knows what is going on both internally or externally is how they gather information through their senses (central nervous system) and how they interpret that information with their brain to come up with an adaptive […]

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Alcohol and drug abuse: identifying the issue and finding solutions (Part One)

Part One: alcohol, drug abuse growing issue How many more tragedies need to occur? Each of us somehow or in some way has been adversely affected by the sobering consequences of alcohol-related concerns. The facts and statistics speak for themselves. One in every three suicide involves alcohol. Seventy-five percent of men and 50 percent of […]

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How to NOT be a parent of a narcissist

A recent study published on-line in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (on-line March 9, 2015) shows that narcissism is higher in children whose parents overvalue them and their achievements. Children are taught that they are better than others and are more special than others. They believe that they are superior and are […]

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Does sleep have any connection to alcohol?

April is alcohol awareness month, so as a clinical sleep educator, I did some research to see if there were any connections between sleep and alcohol. I found a few. Teenagers who don’t get enough sleep are at higher risk of developing issues with alcohol compared with their peers who don’t drink. Research has found […]

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Accidental Genius: An Exploration

In an earlier blog (here) I discussed how the acquired savant syndrome hints at buried potential within us all.  Acquired savant syndrome is the rare, but real, phenomenon in which an ordinary person suffers a head injury or other brain incident such as stroke or dementia followed by the sudden emergence, sometimes at a prodigious […]

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