On The Right Road with Mental Health

Photo by Julien Lavallée on Unsplash At work, bored, I took a bunch of personality quizzes online. One of the quizzes was about gratitude. I don’t really think of myself as a person who (sadly) is very appreciative of who I have in my life, what I have in my life and where I am in my life. But, I […]

All Arguments are not Created Equal

Arguments happen in all marriages, in fact they are necessary.  Conflicts  may arise because of  financial stresses, parenting issues and misunderstandings. Couples must face these daily disagreements in order to operate and function effectively.  However, there are forms of negativity in arguments that have been found to be more destructive or corrosive to a marriage than others.  Dr. Gottman, a noted researcher on marriage and the […]

Study: Workouts May Slow down Mental Turn down In Older People

Physically, an older mental doesn’t perform the duties of fast as it used to. However scientists imagine there might be a very important factor that could guidance slow down that natural ageing. A study circulated online on in Neurology found out that older people what individuals exercised on a regular basis experienced a good slower quote of cerebral decline. In […]

The Struggle is Real: Marriage Expectations

Written by: David M. Smith, M.Div., M.A. It seems no one has “Rose Colored Glasses” quite to the degree as couples who are engaged or “Just Married”! If they could bottle up those emotions and sell them, I think we would have a lot of “love addicts.” What those couples are going through is a powerful cocktail of unconscious connection, […]

The Cost of Not Caring  

As my wife Cathy and I are on our final descent into San Francisco, I cannot help but feel the irony of seeing the Golden Gate Bridge off the right side of our plane and knowing that it is not only a shining symbol of opportunity but equally is the single most frequented spot that we as Americans choose to […]

How Good Arguments Are Good For Your Health and Can Save Your Marriage

What makes a good marriage last? According to the best evidence provided by case studies and well-documented research (most prominent that of Dr. John Gottman), the best chances of success are within marriages where the spouses can provide a safe haven for each other and a secure base from which to face the world together. Among others, a crucial skill […]

My Mental Health Journey

I am Jamie, a partner, a mother, sister, a daughter, and a doula as well as a blogger and podcaster and rec league basketball player. I wear many hats and that’s how I like it, always on the go! I am new to Step Up for Mental Health, and here is my story: When Adrienne and I connected after my […]

7 Amazing benefits Of Progressing Barefoot In the garden

Even though we've got come to imagine them in the form of vital component of our lives, only 20 percent from the world's society today wear shoes… Although in american society, shoes are necessary in common situations, now that new season is here, in addition to summer is approaching, there's nothing quitting you from choosing a park and also beach, […]

PTSD and Intimate Partner Violence (Excerpt from PTSD Monthly Update from the US Dept. of VA)

Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) refers specifically to violence and aggression between intimate partners. IPV can include physical, sexual or psychological abuse or stalking. In the United States, about 1 in 4 women (or 27%) and 1 in 10 men (or 11%) report having been harmed by sexual or physical violence, or by stalking by an intimate partner at some point […]

Understanding and Treating PTSD

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), regardless of its cause, takes a heavier toll than it is widely known on the mind and behavior of its victims. PTSD sufferers feel, think and behave as in a state of prolonged, and for some even unending, stress reaction. This disorder of the mind strikes after a traumatic event has disrupted a person’s life. Immediately […]