Everyone knows the benefits of physical activity for the body, but research has shown that it also positively impacts the brain. Exercise has been proven to regulate mood, especially in times of stress. In fact, aerobic exercise (getting breathless) for 20 minutes a day is considered a standard treatment for depression by the American Psychiatric Association. In a study done ...

What if the mood swings, the arguments, and the sleeping all day — are not typical behaviors for all teens? Popular culture would have us believe it’s so, but what if they are not? Or at least not to the extent we think?  What if the “angst” that teens often display, is in fact, the symptoms of not enough sleep? ...

Wellness is an active process of becoming aware and making choices towards a healthy and fulfilling life. Wellness is a process of Change and Growth. Why Wellness Matters Wellness affects our actions and emotions. Optimal wellness can reduce stress, cuts down the chance of illness and supports positive interactions with others, which in turn, can help us manage life’s challenges, ...

In times of uncertainty, your children are looking at you for direction. According to Tamar Chansky (2004), author of  Freeing Your Child from Anxiety,  no matter how you answer they actually want to know three things: Is it okay that this is happening?Am I okay? Are you there for me? Your emotions will be just as powerful as your words. Remember ...