Laugh ’til you Snort!

  Spending comfort time with your good friends, just loafing and laughing until your sides ache can reduce your stress hormone levels, improve your immune system, lower your blood pressure, make you less likely to get colds, improve your survival rate if you have breast cancer, lower your risk of…

One Pitch at a Time

I’m a baseball fan. Not an “answer-all-my-emails-during-the-game” kind of fan. Not a bandwagoner, when any California team is in the post season. I’m a real fan. I send out my Season’s Greetings in the first week of April. This week I was moved by an interview I heard on NPR…

Motivation

I’ve been doing an informal survey of my colleagues in the mental health field, asking them, “What are the things you think about when a client comes in feeling depressed?” All of them, without exception, mention exercise. It’s either their first or second thought. A study published in the Archives…

New Year’s Resolutions

It’s wonderful to have dreams, and exciting to hold a vision of a better you.  It’s like finally admitting your potential, your brilliance.  Of course you could lose 20 pounds, have more friends, be more productive, run a marathon.  These are all fine goals.  But, are they meaningful? If you…