Mental Health

Anxiety

Do You Have High-Functioning Anxiety?

Download our quiz to find out…and if you score high, show the results to your doctor or therapist.

Stress

Relaxation Breathing

This guided yoga breathing practice from yoga therapist Carol Krucoff offers stress relief in just six minutes… https://blhextra.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Relaxation-Breathi...

Stress

Relax with Nature Sounds

To hear relaxing nature sounds from national parks, including Yellowstone and the Everglades, listen to this audio. https://blhextra.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/fyp_npf_parktrac...

Mental Health

Get More Out of Your Therapy Sessions

Psychotherapy sessions can be more productive if you find the right fit, schedule the best times to talk, and know the signs that you’re making progress

Common Threads

Finish On a Happy Thought

Feeling overwhelmed by the news? Don’t end a conversation in chaos…finish with a moment of positive imagery or opportunity.

Mental Health

Beat Loneliness by Caring for Your Grandkids

Being a grandparent has lots of rewards. Now, new research shows that caring for the grandkids can even help prevent loneliness. The details…

Mental Health

Diagnosing Autism in Adulthood Still Helps

Getting autism spectrum disorder (ASD) diagnosed when you’re an adult can connect you with services, programs and groups that improve your life.

Common Threads

My 6 Favorite Stress Busters Good for Any Situation

When tensions rise and tempers flare, my 6 favorite anywhere anytime stress busters can help calm you down.

Natural Healing Secrets for Women

Solving the Puzzle of Sudden-Onset Depression

From happy and involved to persistent sadness and pain, the cause (and cure) of this deep depression was rooted in the patient’s move to her new home.

What Your Doctor Isn't Telling You

It Is Time to Stop Stigmatizing Mental Illness

Emotional illness is the one commonly avoided health issue. Sufferers are mistakenly seen as deficient in character, moral fiber or both.

Depression

Dealing with Depression? Anxiety? A Video Game Can Help

Specialized video games can be an important part of therapy for people with depression, anxiety, PTSD and more. Learn how...

At the Heart of It All

Recovery, Restoration and Managing Stress

It’s easy for doctors to say, “Manage your stress” but there is more to it than that. How to let yourself cycle through that deep recovery phase…

Depression

Your Time Zone May Be Hazardous to Your Health!

Living in a certain area of a time zone disrupts circadian rhythms, increasing risk for depression, weight gain, concentration problems...and cancer.

Mental Health

Procrastinators: It’s Not (Completely) Your Fault!

What’s really going on with procrastinators? Their brain chemicals and anatomy are different. And gender matters too.

Mental Health

Are You Being “Gaslighted” by Your Spouse…or at Work?

The psychological manipulation called “Gaslighting” can be hard to recognize in a relationship. How to spot a gaslighter...and how to protect yourself.