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How to Make Sure Your Holidays Are Happy and Balanced

happy-holidaysThe holidays are a time of year for celebration, being with family, and enjoying. Yet, they also tend to be a time of stress for many people in terms of preparation, overindulgence, and cost. The following are five ways to manage your stress through this holiday season.

1. Make time for your family but also for yourself.

If you are a parent, the holidays can be extremely stressful as you prepare for your children’s celebration. However, even if you are single the additional stress of attending holiday parties, family gatherings, and gift buying may seem like more to do. This… Continue reading

Reduce Stress to Reduce your Anxiety and Depression

Many of us are experiencing stress. If you have tired adrenal glands, you may not be able to handle stress well. Here are some symptoms of adrenal stress and some simple ways to reduce stress so you can feel better and healthier.

  • Wired and tired
  • General fatigue, needing coffee in the morning to get going
  • Poor focus or “brain fog”
  • Depression, lack of motivation
  • Insomnia
  • Irritability
  • Impulsiveness
  • Inability to make decisions
  • Anxiety or panic
  • PMS
  • Feeling better only after exercise or in extreme cases feeling exhausted after exercise

Here are some quick easy ways to support your adrenal glands… Continue reading

Simply Reduce Stress

Could reducing stress be this simple?

The American Psychological Association recognizes that up to 90 percent of disease is due to stress, which is primarily linked to negative thinking.

It’s so simple; positive thinking creates health and harmony and negative thinking results in disease and disorder. As Richard Conn Henry, Professor of Physics at Johns Hopkins University, wrote in the journal Nature (2005, Vol 436[7]:2)
“The Universe is immaterial – mental and spiritual. Live, and enjoy

Design a plan to fit your lifestyle and start thinking positively. It’s a habit that may take some time to learn but it can… Continue reading

Keys to Successful Therapy

What can you expect from therapy? People are looking for change.  I have abandoned rigid techniques for a much more successful approach. Listening is so important as the world has become so fast and distractable. As I listen to people’s concerns and perspectives, I believe that being heard and understood is paramount to success in therapy and in life.

In my office I am honored to have people open up and expose their fears, abuse, desires and conflicts. They want to be happy and more content. People are intrinsically motivated to change,the motivation is sometimes hidden.

As I… Continue reading

Fox News – Dr. Pollack on Hoarding

Dr. Jean Pollack with Innovative Counseling Services in York County said it starts with people who tend to accumulate a lot of unnecessary things.
“They will not be able to give the stuff away easily,” said Dr. Pollack. “This Obsessive Compulsive need to bring whatever into their homes just extends to animals, and it can negatively affect a whole community. It affects the hoarders health, the animals health, their family.”
Dr. Pollack said… Read More

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