Myths and Facts About Sleep


From: Cleveland ClinicMyth:Health problems such as obesity, diabetes, hypertension, and depression have no relation to the amount and quality of a person's sleep.Fact: More and more scientific studies are showing correlations between poor quality sleep and/or insufficient sleep with a variety of … [Read more...]

Terrible Day? You Can Turn It Around

From: Mind Body GreenBy: Jennifer RollinMaybe you got into an argument with your best friend, received negative feedback at work, or found out that your significant other lied to you. For many, the primary impulse when they are having a bad day is to try to escape from their feelings — often through … [Read more...]

Is There Someone You’re Trying to Change or Save?

From: Positively PositiveBy: Christine HasslerIs there someone in your life you really hope will change? Do you find yourself taking on the responsibility for other people’s transformation? Do you even get annoyed when you see someone you care about not living into the potential you see in them?I ge … [Read more...]

Survey: Mental Health Stigmas Are Shifting

Get over it

From: CNNBy: Azadeh AnsariMental health has a long-standing public perception problem, but the stigma appears to be shifting, at least in the United States, a new survey reveals. Results from a national online survey on mental health, anxiety and suicide indicate that 90% of Americans value mental an … [Read more...]

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...]