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...]

Why Resentment is Toxic

From: Mind Body GreenBy:  Megan Feldman BettencourtI’ve always been quick to anger. At age 2, I kicked a neighbor who said I was cute. When my mother scolded me and asked why, I put my hands on my hips and said, “I am not cute!” Cute was for babies. I wanted to be taken seriously.As I grew up, I beca … [Read more...]

Keeping the Lines of Communication With Your Child Open

From: Peaceful Parent InstituteChildren need to feel emotionally safe in their family, which means that they can trust that their feelings and thoughts will be responded to with the sensitivity and respect that they deserve.  This level of trust is what allows children to be honest about what they … [Read more...]

Helicopter Parenting Damages Kids – And Society

From: Here & NowAs the former Stanford University Dean of Freshmen, Julie Lythcott-Haims had the opportunity to meet some of the country’s brightest, most engaging, interesting and driven young students. And many of them fit the bill.But in her final years there, she began to notice a disturbing … [Read more...]

10 Reasons Why People Feel Lost in Life

 From: Purpose FairyBy: Luminita D. Saviuc“If you feel lost, disappointed, hesitant, or weak, return to yourself, to who you are, here and now and when you get there, you will discover yourself, like a lotus flower in full bloom, even in a muddy pond, beautiful and strong.” ~ Masaru EmotoWhy is … [Read more...]