Mental Health Archives

There are unsung benefits of holiday stress

If there are five weeks during the year that we should be the most thankful, grateful and appreciative, it’s those between Thanksgiving and New Years. However, it’s not uncommon that those feelings get swept under the rug during the rush of holiday parties, hosting family members and gift-buying. And while many begin to think of… Read More →

CorePower Yoga: The meaning of Namaste

By: Jamie Finnan, CorePower Yoga Every teacher says it at the end of every yoga class. And every student says it in return. But do you know what Namaste means? It’s literal translation: Namaste is derived from the Sanskrit language, with “namas” meaning bowing and “te” meaning to you. Namaste literally means bowing to you.… Read More →

COMMIT Campaign Fashion Show comes to Scottsdale

Over 40,000 Americans die by suicide every year. In an effort to spread awareness and educate the community, two local women are preparing to launch a photo-based movement called The Commit Campaign. Its mission is to break the stigma associated with mental health and mental illness, to ultimately reduce the nation’s suicide rate. This September… Read More →

Tips to avoid holiday stress, work burnout

As the days grow shorter and colder, the holiday season is fast approaching. An inevitable side effect of holiday joy is added stress, whether it is in the workplace or at home. Josselyne Herman-Saccio, a leader of The Landmark Forum and Advanced Course, said there are five telltale signs that someone has hit a “burnout… Read More →

Hormonal Happy Hours come to Valley

A Valley Internal Medicine doctor has a unique way of reaching out to women of all ages about their health. These quarterly free events are called Hormonal Happy Hours and they are educational, enlightening, approachable and fun. September is Menopause Awareness Month. Dr. Angela DeRosa, D.O., M.B.A., C. P. E. will answer your questions about… Read More →

How to Cope with Depression from Disease

Sometimes, not knowing the truth about something of immediate importance can create some of the most intense stress, says former chronic pain sufferer Janet Komanchuk. “The families of victims who’ve been missing for years or decades – identifying the body of their loved one, for example, can bring closure. For me, being diagnosed with fibromyalgia… Read More →

Got a Headache? You’re Not Alone

Headaches are the number 3 reason women ages 18 to 44 go to emergency rooms, and the fifth-leading cause of emergency room visits among all Americans, according to a 2013 National Institutes of Health report, which calls headaches a major public health problem. “The key to preventing headaches is, of course, to figure out what’s… Read More →

6 Ways to Get Over a Breakup

by in Connections | Mental Health

There’s a reason Neil Sedaka’s “Breaking Up is Hard to Do” became a pop classic – because it’s true! But breakups can also be a time to reflect and embark on a new chapter in your life, even close to Valentine’s Day, says Jay Ryan. “Many people have been through a romantic heartbreak, which can… Read More →

Let's talk about sex, hormones and your health

Get the scoop on love and libido! Dr. Angela DeRosa, D.O., M.B.A., C. P. E. will answer your questions about health, hormones and menopause. Plus, learn more about a blood test for early breast cancer detection. Mix and mingle while enjoying wine and hors d’oeuvres. Goodies and giveaways courtesy of Fascinations and an appearance by… Read More →

Health Resolutions To Make Before The New Year

Health Resolutions to Make Before the New Year

Each year, we spend New Year’s Day resolving to improve mind, body and spirit. However, in most cases, those resolutions are often broken, forgotten and shelved for yet another year before the holiday lights even come down. So, this year, why not get a head’s start on make better choices before the New Year arrives?… Read More →'s Online Tools For Military Families: Military Family Tool Kit offers a Military Family Tool Kit.
by in Mental Health | Prevention

This Veteran’s Day, I would like to recognize and thank all of those who have served our great nation. For many of you, there have been deployments, extended times away from your families and the real risks of injury and/or illness. You and your families have sacrificed so much for our country. The lives of… Read More →

How To Deal With A Craving: Hit The Reset Button

How to Deal with a Craving
by in Mental Health | Shape

The way I see a craving is this: We are hit with an emotional trigger, causing us anxiety or some other discomfort we prefer to avoid. Due to habitual associations made over time with food, taste and pleasure, we shift right to autopilot, seeking answers elsewhere, outside of ourselves. That’s all it is, a habit… Read More →

Remedy Pilates And Massage To Host Grand Re-Opening Celebration

Remedy Pilates and Massage
by in Events | Mental Health | Shape

Remedy Pilates and Massage, a recently expanded wellness studio in Scottsdale focused on offering the community world-class Pilates exercise, group fitness programs and the latest in specialty massage, is pleased to announce its grand re-opening celebration, which will take place on Saturday, October 21 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The grand re-opening will feature… Read More →

The Medicine Abuse Project Aims To Prevent Prescription Meds Abuse

The Medicine Abuse Project
by in Mental Health

Chelsea, Aaron, Ronnie, Kent, Joey, Courtney — this list of names unfortunately could go on and on. Each of these teens and young adults has been impacted by medicine abuse. Some have died, some have become addicted and some are in recovery. It’s a frightening fact that there are now more deaths from prescription drug… Read More →