June 24, 2019

The more we learn about sleep, the more we realize how central it is to our overall wellness.

While we all know that sleep plays a big role in our health, the specifics sometimes get lost in the shuffle. As researchers have investigated particular elements of sleep and...

October 7, 2018

This essay shares my feelings exactly.   Written by Dr. Ashley Boswell Baker, psychologist, for her local newspaper in light of the recent testing code changes that take place Jan 1st.  Shared with permission. 

In defense of psychotherapy:

Tv and...

October 3, 2018

Have you wondered about virtual counseling or tele-mental health? The attached article below shares a bit about this new modality. And a quick Google search will yield a wide array of articles and companies in support of virtual counseling ... and your money.


June 23, 2018

The author has been in recovery for several years and started RecoveryPride.org to help eliminate the stigma placed on those who struggle with addiction. The site emphasizes that the journey to sobriety should not be one of shame but of pride and offers stories, victor...

March 1, 2018

If your family is anything like mine the long winter months, cold temperatures, snow and ice become harder to deal with on a regular basis.  Tempers get short, energy gets low, and you feel like you need a vacation from everyone.  The feelings of being cooped up and o...

February 5, 2018

This month we have a guest blog written by Mary Gales-Wenz.  Mary has a passion for educating individuals about the brain, working with soldiers, and is part of the Minnesota Mental Health Initiative.  Thank you Mary for sharing your writing.

February 14th is Vale...

November 20, 2017

This poem is shared with permission by the author.  I first heard this poem 11/10 at VA Medical Center in Minneapolis.  It was first performed, by George, at the VA Creative Arts Festival, LaCrosse, WI, October 2010.  George joined the Army in 1943 and transferred to t...

October 27, 2017

Today was my last day at CRC and as I’m finishing case notes and
discharge summaries, I’m pausing to reflect on all that has happened.   After being accused of job-hopping, and taking a chance on applying for an outpatient clinic that I had wanted to work at since my u...

April 27, 2017

Just food for thought... how much does technology run our lives?  Watch this 60-minute segment titled "Brain Hack" to learn about how how Silicone Valley wants us to become addicted to the apps and phones that we have. 


April 19, 2017


I first met this family during my internship.  This was the first time in my professional life that I was impacted by suicide. This family provided me an experience of love, acceptance, caring, and perseverance that has forever shaped my professional identity and my p...

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