Book Club Q&A with Dr. Chris, part 3 (how to help someone)

Are you part of a book club? Make Beyond the Label your next book selection and invite Dr. Chris as a guest author! This is what one of Dr. Chris’s friends did and there were some wonderful and enlightening questions that come out of the book club meeting that she attended. It was very exciting…
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Book Club Q&A with Dr. Chris, ND part 1 (Mania)

Are you part of a book club? Make Beyond the Label your next book selection and invite Dr. Chris, ND as a guest author! This is what one of Dr. Chris’s friends did and there were some wonderful and enlightening questions that come out of the book club meeting that she attended. It was very…
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New Year’s 2020: A reflection on the past decade

New Years is another holiday that is often difficult for people. It’s the end of a year that might have been filled with mental health challenges (or other health challenges), loss of relationships and feelings of isolation. Wherever you are – you are. Stay compassionate with yourself. Stop judging yourself. Stop telling yourself that by…
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5 Tips to Finding your Passion

Finding and expressing your passion in life is one of the keys to happiness. When you’re really in touch with your what fuels you, your life has more meaning and purpose.  For many, it can be hard to figure out what their passion is. Passion is that activity that you don’t have to do because…
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A Mother’s Guide To Baby Blues And Post Partum Depression

Most women expect to adjust easily to the arrival of their new baby.  They anticipate they will feel tired, but they still expect to feel good about themselves, their babies and their families. When you have a history of mental health challenges, you often expect that things will be much worse than simply feeling tired.…
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A Step in Forgiveness

For many, a part of the healing puzzle includes our capacity to forgive – not only others, but ourselves as well. However, forgiveness is not always easy. Before you can get to forgiveness, you have to be willing to feel the painful experiences of the past and process them in the present moment. Alice Miller…
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5 Causes of Depression in College Students

College: it’s sometimes called “the best time in your life”. There’s new people, new situations, a huge variety of extra-curriculars to choose from, all while learning about yourself and the world… it is a time full of potential. But it’s not always like the feel-good movies about college students portray. In recent years, the cultural…
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International Self Care Day

Happy International Self Care Day! I want to take this opportunity to remind you to take some time out of your day just for you. Sometimes we feel so overwhelmed by the things we have to do or the people that we have to care for, that we don’t feel like we have time for…
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Helping Our Children Build Resilience

Has your child ever had a conflict at school? When my son was in Elementary school he had a few conflicts at school with some of the boys in his class. I sought the guidance of Dr. Jen Foristall – creator of “The Umbrella Project”. As our children are trying to navigate the world of…
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