New Beginnings

Welcome to and to our first post!  I am honored you are taking the time to visit and read on.  This blog will have many contributors on many different mental health subjects and topics of interest for people interested in living an emotionally healthy lifestyle. I hope you find these entries helpful. This entry... Continue Reading →

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A Time to Reflect

                          The holidays are upon us, and another year is coming to a close.  Time seems to keep speeding by, and yet one can’t help to sometimes wonder….am I living the life I want to live?  It is so easy to get buried... Continue Reading →

Holidays and Grief

The holidays are soon approaching which can mean lots of stress on many people. Stress from decking the halls and getting ready for family visitors to stress from dealing with the holidays emotionally. For some people, the holidays can be a struggle, especially when they have lost someone so dear to them. After a family... Continue Reading →

Seasonal Affective Disorder

Do you find yourself struggling with a depressed mood nearly every day during the winter? Do you feel sluggish, agitated, or lacking the energy to do activities you once enjoyed? Are you having trouble sleeping throughout the summer nights or maintaining a steady appetite? These are a few symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder to make... Continue Reading →

A Day in the Life of an Olive Branch Intern

With veteran’s day approaching in about two weeks, I think it is important to share some of the things counselors and counselors in training can do in preparation of working with veterans/ veteran families currently or in the near future who may cope with symptoms of PTSD, depression or anxiety; related to their military experience... Continue Reading →

Where’s Your Oxygen Mask?

If you’ve ever flown on an airplane, you have experienced the pre-flight instructions provided by the flight attendants for flight safety. Besides telling passengers where the emergency exits are, the staff also advises passengers to put their oxygen mask on first before helping others in the event of a change in air pressure in the... Continue Reading →

Successful Relationship Pointers

Summer time often brings people out of their comfort zone to get out, get social and start new relationships. If you are dating or are in a relationship where you really like someone and want to see where things go, remember effective communication with your partner is always something to work on. Effective communication with... Continue Reading →

College Success

School is back in session. First day of college came for thousands of students. Nothing is wanted more than a successful and easy flowing semester, right? But, what exactly can a student do to have school success at the college level? It may be easier than you think. First and foremost, make sure you attend... Continue Reading →

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