Category Archives: Anxiety Disorders

Living with daily depression

Many, many people are living with daily depression. At home, at work and even during those times that are supposed to be enjoyable. These people are not just feeling ‘bad’ or ‘sad’.  Clinical depression is something different and it almost … Continue reading

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When ‘Sibling Rivalry’ goes too far

It is unusual for siblings not to fuss and fight with each other occasionally. There is a natural tendency to be competitive and even jealous of attention received by a sibling.  But it is a fact that siblings often pull … Continue reading

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PTSD is not just about military veterans

We are slowly learning more and more about the many ways that people can end up living with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Yes, men and women who have witnessed combat come to mind. And ‘First Responders,’ our police officers, … Continue reading

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Mornings can be a challenging time for teens

For some parents, getting their teens back on track in the fall to start school is the most difficult time of the year. Often, teens have gotten used to staying up late and sleeping in, not to mention simply getting … Continue reading

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The role of sleep in treating mental health issues

We have long known that getting a good night sleep is important, but all too often in our fast paced lives we try to get by on less sleep than we need so that we can get everything done. Even … Continue reading

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PTSD may be a time bomb waiting to go off

Sometimes it seems that there is no ‘real reason’ for a person being hyper-vigilant, but new research, as reported by ‘Red Orbit – Your Universe Online‘ shows that PTSD can be founded on early experiences that may not even be … Continue reading

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Horses helping with healing

It has been a busy couple of weeks, but I want to get back to posting some things I think you might find interesting… First up, an interesting piece out of Orange, CA, where they are working with horses to … Continue reading

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And back to school we go

Whether your child will be entering school for the first time or has been going for years, heading back to school can be stressful and many kids will display anxiety about this change in there routine. They may be more … Continue reading

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When a child’s or teen’s behavior is no long ‘acting up’

Yes, all kids, at one time or another, misbehave. Even well behaved kids get tired, have a bad day or get pushed too hard and all of sudden we see a side of them that surprises us. But when is … Continue reading

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Nice story about a program similar to ours…

I always like seeing when other programs are doing good work with horses. This story out of Omaha, NE again shows how work with horses can help in so many ways. We work with children as young as 4, teens, … Continue reading

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