Clinical Depression and Anxiety are different conditions, but can commonly be confused with one another. They also commonly occur together. Everyone struggles with depression and anxiety from time to time. But ongoing and persistent depression and anxiety can be indicative of the need for mental health treatment. Clinical depression will many times present as low [...]
Water's Edge CHC is excited to announce that Stacy Russell MA, LPCC (bio to come), will be joining our team. If you would like to schedule an appointment with Stacy Russell, please call our main phone number (952) 898-5020 and go to option 4.
Water's Edge CHC will welcome Lindsey Mackereth, MA, LPC (bio to come) starting January 19th, 2015. We are excited to have Lindsey joining our team. If you would like to schedule an appointment with Lindsey Mackareth, please call our main phone number (952) 898-5020 and go to option 4.
We all have our fair share of worry and the blues, but how do we know if it is “more than normal”? There are various factors to consider when identifying clinically significant depression and anxiety. Some factors to be aware of are: Diminished interest or pleasure in activities that were once enjoyable. Problems with sleep. [...]
The New Testament tells us that this is the second greatest commandment, “Love your neighbor as yourself”. I am intrigued by this verse and at the same time I often wonder if it is misunderstood. I hear people use these words to compel their loved ones to be kind, compassionate, and generous to others. I [...]
Have you noticed that every fall you seem to lose energy for things that you enjoy in the spring and summer? Do you become more irritable, tired and isolated as summer sun gives way to winter darkness? Have you just accepted that you tend to get the ‘winter blues’? You may be one of an [...]
I find myself having a hard time writing about kindness because it seems like such a simple, self-explanatory matter: be kind. Be kind to yourself, others, the planet. And, on the other end of the spectrum, don’t be cruel. In saying that, however, I realize that we might be cutting ourselves short if our goal [...]
Dr. Brene Brown says trust is like a “marble jar”. We put marbles in when people treat us in ways that are trust promoting, such as keeping their commitments, and we take marbles out when they do things that are trust diminishing such as lying to us or being manipulative. When the marble jar is [...]
L.O.V.E. L.I.F.E. Love Yourself Your life has value not because of what you look like, not because of what you’re made of but because of who you are meant to be. Love yourself, take care of yourself and be better to yourself each day. Outdoor Living One of life’s greatest gifts is the healing [...]
“Sabbath is more than the absence of work; it is a day when we partake of the wisdom, peace and delightthat grow only in the soil of time—time consecrated specifically for play, refreshment and renewal. Many of us, in our desperate drive to be successful and care for our many responsibilities, feel terrible guilt when [...]