Archive for April, 2010

Playtime is Essential to Life

Do you remember, not too long ago, when people (like Walter Cronkite) assured us that with all of this new technology, we would have LOTS more leisure time? Well, do you have more leisure time […]

Monday Morning Humor

Once again, we will skip the theory today and cut to the chase of humor therapy: The following are real headlines (watch those misplaced modifiers) observed in various newspapers across the country over the years. […]

Happy Earth Day!

Today, please hold a vision for the earth; a vision of clean fresh waters running through all streams and rivers; a vision of pristine oceans teeming with abundant life where all species of fish are […]

The Stress of Racism

Stress is often defined as a “perceived” threat (real or imagined) to mind, body, spirit or emotions. When people express “racially” motivated views and perspectives, they are expressing a form of stress (specifically fear, anger […]

Mental Health Week

Dear friends, family and fans,I am presenting/attending a conference in Juneau, Alaska and will return to this blog on April 19th. Have a great (mental health) week, and please feel free to check out any […]

Mental Health Week

Dear friends and fans,I am presenting/attending a conference in Juneau, Alaska and will return to this blog on April 19th.Have a great (mental health) week, and please feel free to check out any of the […]

A Half-filled Glass: Stress and Optimism

Chronic stress can seem like a dark cloud that looms over our heads, but to borrow a phrase, every grey cloud has a silver lining. Research studies reveal that having an optimistic outlook on life […]

Water! Water! Water!

When I taught a nutrition and health course at the University of Colorado over a 12-year period, the topic of water (the essential nutrient) came up quite often. Our drinking water, while currently plentiful, is […]

Friday Morning Humor

Once again, we will skip the theory and go straight for the application. Have a great weekend! COURT EXCHANGES: These are excerpts from a book called Disorder in the American Courts, and are things people […]