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If you knew there were lifestyle changes you could make to prevent dementia, would you make those changes? Most of us would want to know what those lifestyle factors are. After all, dementia is not a given when it comes to […]

We hear so much hate expressed and acted out in our culture. Hate against the police, against those who are different, against groups, individuals. When O.J. Simpson was paroled, I heard news commentators say they hated him. When I search for […]

Right now, think of someone who is extremely likable, who draws you in to conversation and can walk into a room and command peoples’ attention. This person is charming. You walk away and think, “I like that person.” The question is, are you […]

My heart is troubled as I read a negative news story about a Minneapolis woman who called police because she thought a neighbor was being sexually assaulted.  Somehow, when the police arrived on the scene, the caller was shot to death. At this […]

It’s summer and more of our bodies are exposed. If you are self-conscious about the way you look, you are probably thinking, “Bring on the cooler temps so I can cover up!” But maybe the better way to deal with summer […]

John and  Jill were not getting along. In talking to both individuals, it was clear that they suffered from 5 relationship mistakes. Here is what I noticed. Little to no alone time. Yes, this sounds counterintuitive to a couple’s relationship, but […]

Trust is foundational to any relationship. This is true whether we are talking about an intimate other or your boss at work. Working in an organization in which trust is absent affects productivity, creativity, your work and autonomy. Something just doesn’t […]

Recently, I was on a Christian radio program. The hosts asked, “Can someone who struggles with mental health issues have joy?” And I thought, “Great question, because joy is not the same as happiness.” Mental health disorders are widely misunderstood […]

Carla struggles with anxiety. She sought help from a local community mental health center. When she told the therapist that she recently had a faith experience of being born again, the therapist told her that religion would only make matters […]

Can you make a decision and feel strong even if that decision turns out not to be the best? If so, you may be evidencing a type of mental strength. Or are you the type of person who makes a […]