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Surprising Revelations About Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Surprising Revelations About Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

  Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is not what pop culture dictates.  It does not manifest itself merely as an overarching focus on detail and order.  Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder is invasive and intrusive and excruciating to individuals who struggle with the disorder.  What I want people to understand […]

3 Easy Ways to Improve Your Child’s Mental Health

3 Easy Ways to Improve Your Child’s Mental Health

  Every parent wants his/her child to feel happy.  Happiness is driven by a series of choices.  How we choose to feed our children, discipline our children, care for our children all impacts their mental health.  It isn’t one factor that leads to depression, anger, irritability […]

How Food Impacts Your Child’s Mood

How Food Impacts Your Child’s Mood

  I know what you are thinking- those cookies look really good right now.  And I would agree.  Something about a chewy chocolate chip cookie makes me happy.  Well, guess what?  It may not all be in our head.  There is a sneaky little reason […]

What Your Child’s Anger Really Means

What Your Child’s Anger Really Means

  Anger in a child can be baffling for a parent.  Where did it come from?  And why?  It can trigger your own anger as you see your child begin to spin out of control; lashing out at those closest without provocation or regret.  As […]

The Physical Manifestation of Stress in Children and Adults

The Physical Manifestation of Stress in Children and Adults

  We ALL feel stress.  Some of us don’t like to admit it; as if acknowledging stress means you lose some kind of human superpower.  For others, we like to own it.  We like to wrap ourselves in it like a warm blanket and, unfortunately, […]

Quiet Nerves With Green Tea

Quiet Nerves With Green Tea

Green tea is a favorite of mine.  I drink it all morning and into the afternoon.  I drink it hot and cold.  No sugar, no lemon… I take it straight up.  I come from a long line of Terry women who drink their tea by […]

The Importance of Calcium in Brain Health

The Importance of Calcium in Brain Health

When most people think of calcium I am sure two things pop into mind: Strong bones and… Dairy! Calcium is so much more.  According to Columbia psychiatrist, Dr. Drew Ramsey, “calcium regulates the electrical circuitry of our brains and hearts.”  He goes on to note […]

Write Away Worry

Write Away Worry

  Write away your child’s worry!  If your child is dealing with a great deal of anxiety; grab your paper and a pencil and let them start writing.  They can write about anything.  It is the act of writing that pulls the brain out of worry […]

When to Seek Treatment for Your Child

When to Seek Treatment for Your Child

I hesitated writing this article.  The topic is truly subjective in nature.  For obvious reasons, there is a great deal of weight to the question of whether or not someone should seek help for their family.  If I am correct in my thinking and you are […]

Moods and Foods: What No One is Talking About

Moods and Foods: What No One is Talking About

  I’m no scientist but I am going to take a leap and say your brain is attached to the rest of your body.  Crazy, I know. Now, I am really going to go out on a limb and say that the brain is a […]