How Art Helped to Heal Me

How Art Helped to Heal Me

The first time I learned of suicide was on a skiing trip when I was fifteen years old. My Dad and I were on a winter retreat through his work. My Dad’s friend was there. We had skied with his family before. I knew that he had a son the same age as me. As I waved “Hi”...
Healthcare Management of Individuals with Chronic Disease

Healthcare Management of Individuals with Chronic Disease

Chronic disease is a profound medical challenge in the United States. Millions of people that have prolonged conditions struggle to carry out basic tasks of daily life. Countless individuals fail to receive adequate care from a system geared toward managing symptoms...
Clearing Away Brain Fog: Interventions for Mental Fatigue

Clearing Away Brain Fog: Interventions for Mental Fatigue

Although it is not a clinically recognized term, brain fog is a commonly used definition to describe periods of mental confusion or lack of focus, leading to a decrease in cognitive performance and inability to think clearly. Individuals who experience brain fog do...
The Importance of Self-Care for Caregivers

The Importance of Self-Care for Caregivers

One day, while my children were in art class, I received a call that my Mom had fallen. She has an alert system that calls three numbers when she falls and unable to get up. I pulled my two children out of art class. We drove as fast as the speed limit allowed to my...
Depression: Small Steps to Wellness

Depression: Small Steps to Wellness

As someone with Bipolar Disorder, I am no stranger to depression. Although Bipolar depression has its differences, it shares many factors with Major Depressive Disorders: isolation, changes in appetite, poor sleep, feelings of hopelessness, lethargy, disinterest,...
How to Fight Back When Depression Hits

How to Fight Back When Depression Hits

EvI have described my own depression as a “labyrinth of my fears” or a “cell of despair”. Anyone who suffers from depression knows first-hand the daily struggle it entails. It is a battle against mind and body. There have been days when my body literally felt too...