Stress

Winter Depression: What is Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)?

Every winter, in particular during December, January and February, around 6% of the US population is affected by SAD, or Seasonal Affective Disorder.  This winter, with it’s intense snowstorms in the north and northeast, and unusual number of cloudy days in the southeast I am hearing and seeing more complaints of an unshakeable low […]

Why is mindfulness getting so much buzz?

With the topic of mindfulness hitting such mainstream news sources such as Time magazine, 60 Minutes and CNN, you may be wondering “what exactly is mindfulness anyway?” This is a great question!  Mindfulness is awareness of thoughts, feelings and body sensations, with non-judgmental acceptance of our experience. Unfortunately, much of our mental experience consists of automatic thoughts, irritations or […]