April 22, 2020

Years ago, I heard Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder defined in a way that really stuck with me.  I don't recall where it came from, but wherever I read it or saw it, PTSD was defined as a "normal reaction to an abnormal situation".  I think this definition is a grea...

January 29, 2020

Since our beginning in 2011, there have been two books that, for us, acted as a large part of the base upon which we built our practice.  The first book was "Spark:  The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain", written by Dr. John Ratey and published in 20...

June 6, 2019

Victoria Fisher, LMSW, started working at The Well Being this past January.  Prior to joining our practice, she had worked as an outpatient therapist at Montcalm Care Network, and more recently, Hope Partners at Hope Network.  

Below is the transcript of a rec...

This past February, I found myself struggling with a fairly significant episode of depression.  Interestingly enough, even though I’m a therapist, by the time I actually came to the realization that I was going through a depressive episode, it had been going on for at...

October 24, 2018

 A couple of years ago, I signed up for the following "Google Alerts":  "Exercise and Depression", "Exercise and Anxiety", and "Exercise and Mental Health".  Since then, three times a day, I receive an email from Google "alerting" me to any news that has popped up on t...

March 14, 2018

As I mentioned in a previous post, the brain plays a most important role in our behavior.  In fact, there is nothing else that even comes close to impacting the outcome of our lives as does our own brain.  It is directly involved in everything that we think, say,...

March 1, 2018

If someone is feeling quite stressed out or anxious about something, should they use this to quickly reduce their stress or anxiety?  


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