Addiction, Behavioral Health & Public Wellbeing
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Articles About Public Health
Can You Believe I was a Peacock on Mr. Rogers? 12 Things I Learned about Life, Addiction and Recovery
Over the weekend I saw Mr. Rogers and I, like the protagonist, was taken back to my childhood. I grew up in Pittsburgh and WQED was in my backyard. As an elementary school child I loved Mr. Rogers. He helped take me away from the harsh reality of my father’s suicide...
Dear Reader, I love Halloween with all the tricks and treats, and how everyone gets to let their inner child out by dressing up and becoming someone they always wanted to be. This year my 6-year-old granddaughter wants to be Supergirl, while her brothers plan to dress...
In addiction recovery, one often hears someone say: that’s a “God Shot,” meaning something happened that was by chance and had a profound effect on them, and proved an unexpected blessing. Mary Margaret, who has a website called God Shots 360, defines these...
October is my birth month, and it’s given me pause to consider how grateful I am for all the experiences I have had these past 73 years. I share this love letter with you, so you too may write your story and a love letter to yourselves. The other week, when a...
Halloween is fast approaching, and it is the one time a year everyone is given permission to hide behind a mask of their choosing. Which has me considering, what kind of masks do we put on (all year long) that allow us to hide behind who we truly are Consider this,...
One of the biggest questions that families have asked me recently is: will the intervention traumatize my loved one? The first time I heard that I instantly thought: We do not want to harm your loved one, they have been hurt enough! In truth, this is a...
In early recovery, the many perpetual issues couples face may seem more visible. Learn the types of relational problems folks – in or out of recovery – can experience.
And to all the Workers of America: the baggage handlers, crews, fire fighters, policemen, air control persons, teachers, and beyond — you are the true Superheroes of America.
This past month I have talked to many people whose hearts were hurting. A husband called worried about his wife who was swirling out of control with pills, alcohol and shopping. In the midst of this she forget to tend to her 1 year-old. Then a 48 year-old colleague of...
Mindfulness for Beginners
John Kabat Zinn PhD
Wherever You Go, There You Are
John Kabat Zinn PhD
The Road Less Traveled
Generation on Hold