What Is and Isn’t Narcissism: 3 Key Identifiers


 From: Psych Central By Athena Staik, Ph.D.Many articles of late describe a narcissist as someone “in love” with themselves, absorbed with activities that promote their success, dreams and goals, skilled at charming others, attention seeking, and so on. Though they may exhibit these traits, and … [Read more...]

How To Improve Your Digestion: 7 Easy Ways

From: Mind Body GreenBy: Kelli MicheleHave you ever felt “off” but couldn’t quite put your finger on why? Maybe you're tired and irritable, or you just don't feel 100 percent. If you aren't sure what's causing your symptoms, there might be one place you haven't thought to look yet: your gut. That's r … [Read more...]

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...]