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Oct

Mental Illness Awareness Week – It’s Time To Get Involved

Mental Illness Awareness Week – October 5 – 11, 2014 Yes, it’s true…once again it’s time to get involved. It is time to realize that 1 in 4 American Adults and 1 in 5 children will experience mental illness this year. Think about it this way, if you are an adult sitting in a room...
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24
Sep

How About A New College Party Favor? A “Designated Walker”

Homer statue in front of Old Cabell Hall at the University of Virginia (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Autumn days on college campuses… College campus news is filled with varied articles, with the fall semester now three to four weeks old. Most news offers the latest developments in academia or sports events. And then of course, some...
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05
Sep

Will You #ACT4MentalHealth?

National Day of Action, September 4, 2014 It’s true yesterday was the National Alliance on Mental Illness’ (NAMI) National Day of Action to #ACT4MENTALHEALTH. But don’t worry; every day can be a day of action. In fact, we must make every day a day of action if we are going to make a difference in...
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13
Aug

Robin Williams ~ His Words and Ideas Changed Our World

Robin Williams (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Our world changed on Monday evening… Famous people die every day. It can be a celebrity, a states person, an infamous character, a sports figure, or a world leader. For sure we almost always stop a bit and take notice, but every once in a while we find ourselves grieving...
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01
Aug

Therapeutic Photography: A Mindfulness Process

Do you remember the first time you used a camera? The other day we were having lunch with an associate and suddenly she said, “Wait, let’s take a photo…oh, OK, a selfie!” We obliged and had a good laugh at our many attempts to make ourselves look young and gorgeous! Afterwards we got to talking...
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30
Jul

FDA Safety Alert: Pure Powdered Caffeine

Fda (Photo credit: Wikipedia) FDA issues safety alert on powdered pure caffeine Summertime always seems to produce a number of safety alerts. These alerts can be severe weather alerts, shark alerts, flash flood alerts, foreign travel alerts, and health alerts. The sources for health alerts range from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) now warning...
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17
Jul

Will You Take The Shatterproof Challenge?

The Westin Convention Center – Pittsburgh Could anything convince you to rappel down the side of a 27-story building? If you are not familiar with the word rappel, then you might want to look up the definition before you answer today’s question. The verb rappel means to descent by means of a rappel. As a...
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10
Jul

Rethinking Your Drinking: Why Not Start The Conversation?

Black Russian (Photo credit: Wikipedia) How potent are the cocktails you’re being served? This time of year we often find we are invited to summertime barbecues, holiday parties, and outings to the ocean, lake or river. If you or one of your family members is in recovery from alcoholism, then you know how alcoholic drinks...
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03
Jul

Desperately Seeking Answers Part 2: Turning The Lens On The Demons Inside

Part 2 Learning to ask for help On May 30, 2014, we published a post Father’s Plea ~ “NOT ONE MORE!” It was an overview of the tragedy that unfolded in the seaside town of Isla Vista, CA. At the time we talked about one grief stricken father, Richard Martinez, who in the wake of...
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06
Jun

Drugmakers Face Lawsuits For Irresponsible Practices And Deceptive Actions

Two California counties file a lawsuit against five pharmaceutical companies It was May 21, 2014, when news broke that two California counties were suing five narcotics manufacturers:  Actavis, Endo Health Solutions Inc., Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Purdue Pharma, and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries’ Cephalon Inc. The two counties are Santa Clara and Orange and according...
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