8 Creative Techniques to Cope with Painful Emotions


From: Psych CentralBy Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S.Many of us have a hard time coping with negative emotions. This makes sense. “Painful feelings like anxiety, sadness, anger and shame tap into the parts of our brain that are connected to survival,” according to Joy Malek, M.S., a licensed … [Read more...]

9 Simple Ways To Get Healthy In 10 Minutes Or Less

From: Mind Body GreenBy: Dr. Dana CohenSure, we all want to be healthier. But sometimes, swearing off this or that and shelling out tons of money on a gym membership isn't really an option.Still, as a doctor for over 15 years, I've learned that are a few simple things you can add or subtract from … [Read more...]

Who Drives You Crazy?

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From: Positively PositiveBy: Terri ColeThere are certain people that I love spending my time with. My husband, Vic, is one of them. He inspires me to see life through a different lens, makes me laugh and challenges me to be a better person. He is always interested in being a part of the solution, … [Read more...]

Highland Hospital-Charleston CEO Friday Message


Cynthia Persily, PhD, RN, FAAN  Dr. Persily is the CEO of Highland Hospital in Charleston, WVLast night, the Highland Hospital Foundation had a wonderful event to support our new programming at Highland Hospital—it was our 8th annual Inside the Huddle with Tony Caridi. While we were all enjoying … [Read more...]

How To Tap Into Your Strengths & Change Your Life

From: Mind Body GreenBy: Allison DanielsYou've heard a lot of talk about "personal strengths." You know you have 'em, and you've probably noticed that using them makes you feel good. But now we actually know the specifics of how and why. For example, utilizing your gifts boosts feelings of … [Read more...]

How Self-Confident Are You?

From: Mind ToolsBy Caroline SmithWhether someone demonstrates self-confidence by being decisive, trying new things, or staying in control when things get difficult, a person with high self-confidence seems to live life with passion and enthusiasm. Other people tend to trust and respect these … [Read more...]

Is My Depression Something I Should Seek Help For?

From: Psych CentralBy: Holly Counts, Psy.D.Q & A with Dr. Counts:Q:  My depressive episodes are really weird. They sometimes last around 2 weeks (my best guess is around 13-18 days but my most recent episode lasted a month) and during this time it’s absolutely horrible. I’m super suicidal … [Read more...]

I Quit Drinking 4 Years Ago: My Transformation


From: Elephant JournalBy: James SwanwickSeemed easy enough. Now, four years later, I still haven’t touched alcohol. My mates often ask me about my four year lifestyle choice of sobriety (especially since I’m Australian), so I figure I’ll share my story. It’s one of the best decisions I’ve … [Read more...]

A 6-Step Life Detox To Get Rid Of A Bad Relationship

From: Mind Body GreenBy:  Nathalie TheodoreDoes a toxic relationship have you feeling down in the dumps? If so, you're not alone. As a therapist who helps women manage career and relationship concerns, I frequently see clients who feel stuck in an unfulfilling relationship with a partner, friend or … [Read more...]

35 Habits That Will Make You Irreplaceable At Work

From: Business InsiderBy: Kevin DaumAn employee doesn't have to be a top salesperson to bring exponential value to a company.Amazing employees stand out from the crowd in many other ways. Simply put, their contribution far outweighs their cost, regardless of their expense.Many employers today are … [Read more...]

6 Reasons Why We Can’t Give Up

From: Tiny BuddhaBy: Kaylia Dunstan“The minute you thing of giving up, think of the reason why you held on so long.” ~UnknownI was a serial “giver upper” for so much of my youth.I tried gymnastics when I was about six until I discovered the teacher smoked. I’m not sure why I had an … [Read more...]

Brain Structure Reveals Ability to Regulate Emotions

From: Psy PostBy: Karolinska InstitutetWe all vary in how often we become happy, sad or angry, and also in how strongly these emotions are expressed. This variability is a part of our personality and can be seen as a positive aspect that increases diversity in society. However, there are people … [Read more...]

You Have to Save Your Life


From: Positively PositiveBy: Megan MagersA stranger said this to me the other day. It wasn’t a demand or a request or some kind of threat, it was a fact he’s been telling himself for years. And he happened to say it out loud. I don’t think he meant to give me advice or become a momentary … [Read more...]