Category Archives: Anxiety Disorders

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Can be Debilitating

We all have things that we like to have ‘just so’. Maybe it’s how the sheets are tucked in or how the towels are hung up. You only like your hot dog with a little bit of catsup or can’t … Continue reading

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The Struggle With PTSD

As I have stated in recent posts, most of us have experienced some type of trauma in our lives. However, depending on many things, including the severity of the situation and our own resiliency, we may have been about to … Continue reading

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What Burden Do You Carry?

I have shared this before. My dad died when I was very young. Not only his death, but the ripples from it, shaped my early childhood and all the years since.  We were lucky. He was in the military, so … Continue reading

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When is it More Than Just Being Shy?

Most of us experience some anxiety under certain circumstances. Even if you enjoy people and crowds, there are probably times when you have to take a deep breath before plunging into a situation. However, for many people, the smallest and … Continue reading

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Denying Depression Will Not Make It Go Away

Gosh, life can be tough. Sometimes we feel like we are just putting one foot in front of the other. Day to day stress of family and work can cause us to feel drained and probably at times we just … Continue reading

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ADHD and Managing Transitions

Wow! This is such a challenging time of year for so many families! The slower pace of summer gives way to the much more demanding schedule of a school year.  You struggle to get the kiddos up and out the … Continue reading

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We Are Failing Our Veterans

Once again the news is not good for our Veterans. Instead of providing the care they really need, all to often, Vets struggling with depression and PTSD, are given a prescription and sent on their way. This USA Today story … Continue reading

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For The Love of a Horse

I personally know how powerful a relationship with horses can be, but at times it can be very difficult to explain to others. However, time and time again I have seen the proof of Winston Churchill’s famous quote “There is … Continue reading

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Our Teens Are in Danger

We are reading about it more and more. Family, friends and neighbors appalled when a teen ‘unexpectedly’ takes their own life. Sadly, it is becoming all to familiar. We ask why and want to know what can be done. Well, … Continue reading

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There is Something to Be Said for Being on the Move

There are many reasons why Equine Therapy is an effective intervention for many people. For many, horses are nearly magical in their power, beauty and sensitivity. For some it is the fact that horses are prey animals, creating a sympathetic … Continue reading

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