10 Deathbed Regrets You Can Avoid by Making Changes Now

From: Tiny BuddhaBy: George Mortimer“While I thought that I was learning how to live, I have been learning how to die.” ~Leonardo Da VinciIt’s terrifying, isn’t it?There you are—days, hours, maybe minutes remain in your life. You lie there helpless, searching for the strength to say your last goodbye … [Read more...]

Breaking Free from Codependence

From: Positively PositiveBy: Terri ColeSome people are natural nurturers and supporters of others. Traditionally women in our society have been raised to be the caregivers and the connectors in families and communities. These are beautiful and necessary qualities and as long as long as the caring … [Read more...]

How Much News Coverage is OK for Children?

From: American Psychological AssociationAll of us have spent time listening to news coverage about tragic events, such as natural disasters, acts of terrorism and events with the loss of human life. We hear stories from survivors and are touched by their tales of heroism. Through these firsthand … [Read more...]

Yes, Men’s and Women’s Brains Do Function Differently


From: Science of UsBy: Christian JarrettTwo years ago, a study of the differences between male and female brains caused a storm. The researchers, based at the University of Pennsylvania, claimed to have found that, from adolescence onwards, men’s brains have more connections within each hemisphere, w … [Read more...]

Highland Hospital-Charleston CEO Friday Message


Cynthia Persily, PhD, RN, FAAN  Dr. Persily is the CEO of Highland Hospital in Charleston, WVIn the last week, my husband and I dropped off both of our kids at college. I have been so impressed with the focus that both of their schools have on wellness and mental health. At my daughter’s university, … [Read more...]

7 Ways Stress Strikes Your Body

From: Cleveland ClinicStress is part of life. Sometimes it’s the motivation you need for hitting a deadline or performing your best. But unmanaged or prolonged stress can wreak havoc on your body, resulting in aches, pains and other symptoms.“Stress doesn’t necessarily cause certain conditions, but i … [Read more...]

5 More Creative Prompts to Shake Up Your Perspective

From: Psych CentralBy: Margarita Tartakovsky, MSLast week, in this piece, I shared five of my favorite prompts from Tanner Christensen’s new book The Creativity Challenge. These prompts focus on changing how we think about thinking. Because that’s how creativity thrives.It thrives when we drop our pr … [Read more...]

The Link Between Playing Violent Video Games and Aggression

From: American Psychological AssociationViolent video game play is linked to increased aggression in players but insufficient evidence exists about whether the link extends to criminal violence or delinquency, according to a new American Psychological Association task force report.“The research d … [Read more...]

7 Habits That Keep You Strong

From: Tiny BuddhaBy: Linda Robinson“I’m stronger because of the hard times, wiser because of my mistakes, and happier because I have known sadness.” ~UnknownIt’s happened to most of us.Despite our best intentions, something goes dreadfully wrong.You suffer a heartbreaking loss, make a terrible mistak … [Read more...]

Fear: Crossing the Bridge

 From: Positively PositiveBy: Jason GarnerIn my late twenties I was going through my first divorce while raising my two small children and running the regional concert promotions company I owned with a partner. I had a lot on my plate (too much) and I began having panic attacks. The first one hi … [Read more...]