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  • Somatic Symptom Disorder
    by SandraJ on December 3, 2018 at 3:07 pm

    Somatic Symptom Disorder, previously known as Somatization, is a condition which causes one to unconsciously develop physical symptoms due to psychological distress, sometimes related to an existing physical condition. Typically, the symptoms cannot be explained by another physical or mental condition. In other words, there is no identifiable cause for the symptoms. However, the symptoms are […]

  • Stop Spanking Children
    by SandraJ on November 20, 2018 at 11:19 pm

    Hopefully, the latest release about parenting from The American Academy of Pediatrics will finally convince people to stop spanking children. This is not meant as a chastisement to parents who spank, because in most cases, parents are simply disciplining their children in the same manner that their parents disciplined them. No one is saying that […]

  • Your Purpose
    by SandraJ on July 10, 2018 at 3:10 pm

    Your purpose is not about what you do; it’s about who you are. Quote from Abraham Hicks   Have you ever wondered what your purpose is in this life? You’re not alone. Practically everyone has struggled with this question, sometimes multiple times throughout life. It’s not an easy question to answer until you realize that […]

  • May – Mental Health Awareness Month
    by SandraJ on May 1, 2018 at 5:53 pm

    May is mental health awareness month in America. It was designated as such in 1949, by the Mental Health America organization. Here are some examples of how different areas in the US are making an impact.   When we talk about health, we can’t just focus on heart health, or liver health, or brain health, and not […]

  • Dementia and Anger
    by SandraJ on July 5, 2017 at 2:04 pm

    Realizing that your loved one is suffering from dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease can be devastating. Regardless of how much you learn about the progression of such conditions, it can still be shocking and heartbreaking when your loved one exhibits extreme symptoms of dementia and anger. Knowing what to do and how to handle potential situations […]