Why Your Friends Are More Important Than You Think

How can you sustain your friendships in a pandemic? The first step is recognizing their importance, argues author Lydia Denworth.   Researchers and philosophers have explored in great detail the emotional dramas of love and family. But they’ve spent much less time pondering the deep satisfaction of a good friend.   A similar thing happens[…]

Working from home? Keep ergonomics in mind.

With shelter-in-place orders in effect throughout much of the United States because of the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of people are working remotely. This presents unique challenges and safety concerns.   Keep ergonomics in mind Whether you’re working in a dedicated home office or at your kitchen table, good ergonomics is necessary to maintain good overall health[…]

Ways to Successfully Cultivate Social Wellness for Life

What is social wellness?  It is about nurturing ourselves, others and our relationships. Social wellness consists of not only balancing our own physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health, but also actively participating as an interdependent piece of the bigger puzzle of humankind.  Thus, even as we care about our personal connections, we also care about[…]

Is Watching the News Bad for Mental Health?

The media we consume daily has an impact on our thinking, behavior, and emotions. If you’ve fallen into a pattern of regularly watching or listening to the news, the majority of what you’re consuming is likely about the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.   And while staying up to date on local and national news, especially as it relates[…]

Simple Steps to Manage Overwhelming Emotions

There’s so much pain and raw emotion in our communities and across the world right now. And when our emotions reach a certain degree of intensity, we lose our ability to focus or think rationally. Our emotions consume us, and these overwhelming feelings make day-to-day life more difficult than ever.   Some of the most[…]