Today is “Blue Monday,” But It Doesn’t Have to Be Bad

By Alexandra Becker The third Monday in January has become known to many as “Blue Monday,” a.k.a., the most depressing day of the year. The concept was first developed based on an observation that people consistently seemed to feel down on this date, likely due to a combination of cold and dreary weather, the cheer [Continue Reading]

Ali Vise

Alcohol Abuse and the Holidays: Warning Signs and How to Seek Help

By Alexandra Becker The holiday season is a time for merriment and celebration, but it can also be marked by stress and grief, especially this year, as the COVID-19 pandemic casts a shadow over customary gatherings and traditions. As such, many people who turn to alcohol—either for added cheer or to cope with loss—find themselves [Continue Reading]



How to Get Help from your Kids Around the House? Try Asking Them their Opinion

By Natasha Barrett The dishes always seem to quickly pile up in the sink. “Laundry Mountain” gets bigger and bigger in every bedroom.  The floor needs to be swept. The trash needs to be taken out. The everyday chores around the house never end. According to Mariam Wahby, Ph.D., LMFT, education specialist with Behavioral Services [Continue Reading]


5 Important Reminders This Holiday Season

There is a lot on everyone’s minds during the holidays and safety should be at the top of the list. Here are some important and safe reminders this holiday season. Check your airbag’s status as part of your travel plans. The United States Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued the Takata [Continue Reading]

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Thanksgiving Tips to be Thankful For

By Drew Munhausen The holiday season is a time for festive gatherings, making new memories with family and… lots and lots of food! Many people plan which foods they will splurge on during Thanksgiving. With food being a focal point of the holiday, food safety is of the utmost importance. Sharon Smalling, a clinical dietitian [Continue Reading]