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By On December 17th, 2016

Mental Health Check List

Written by Lydia D’Ross, Ordained Minister and Outreach Chaplain for RENEWAL at Brookhaven Hospital Do you have a mental health check list for Christmas? It is so important that we take care of ourselves during this holiday season. We can become easily fatigued. We are so busy taking care of everyone else, and we can…

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By On December 14th, 2016

Overcoming Holiday Stress

Written by Lydia D’Ross, Ordained Minister and Outreach Chaplain for RENEWAL at Brookhaven Hospital Holidays are fun times, but it can also be a trigger for holiday depression. Typically, the biggest cause of holiday stress is the family. For some, it is end of year taxes, obligations, loneliness or complicated family relationships. For some, feelings…

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By On December 5th, 2015

Is Your Body Speaking To You?

Written by Lydia D’Ross, Ordained Minister and Outreach Chaplain for Renewal at Brookhaven Hospital Our brain neurons signal us to do things every day. Some things we do naturally out of habits we’ve formed whether they are good for us or not. We don’t have to be on automatic pilot, though. We have choices! We…

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By On December 18th, 2013

‘Tis the Season for Overeating

With family stressors, emotions running high and tasty temptations around every corner, it seems that this is the season for overeating.  If you are a therapist working with clients or an individual who struggles with overeating, there are several tips for thriving during the holiday season of overindulgence.  Rhona Epstein, Psy. D., C.A.C., wrote in…

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By On November 4th, 2013

How To Plan A Stress-Free Thanksgiving

Holidays are meant to be joyous occasions and this is the time when friends and family members get together to share good food and good memories with one another. But for some people, holidays are reminders of their pains and failures. There is a high percentage of Americans who experience depression during the holidays, particularly…

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