depression treatments

The latest on depression treatments

If you or anyone you love suffers from depression, you know that treatment is hit or miss, difficult and sometimes nearly impossible. This week’s Time magazine cover story bemoans the fact that little progress had been made in decades on pharmaceuticals to treat depression, and underscores the fact that 30% of all people on prescription anti-depressants … Read more

Aging Gracefully

Aging Gracefully Through Neuroplasticity and Movement with Ageless Grace

Kate Stockman is an old friend of Kathleen’s who has found some keys to staying young through the Ageless Grace program. This is a guest post from Kate. I turned 60 years young this year, and while 60 is the new 40, I am still recognizing differences in my body and brain, both of which … Read more

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Volunteer: Improve Your Health

Giving your time for a good cause is unquestionably a mental health booster. Anytime you do something for someone else, without any thought of personal gain, you get in the feel-good zone, raising your feel-good neurotransmitter, dopamine. I’ve always been a firm believer that taking my mind off my own troubles and giving something to … Read more

sisterhood

Join the sisterhood for a longer, better and wiser life

Make time for friends—real life ones, not the re-runs of the television show! More and more, science is proving what we woman have known forever: close friendships can help you live longer, better and wiser. In fact, some recent research suggests that building and maintaining social networks can add 30 years to your life. So … Read more

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Cocoa banishes wrinkles, too!

We all love our chocolate and recent research has given us myriad health reasons why that daily dose of dark chocolate is good for us. Now recent research shows us that chocolate—or at least a component of chocolate—can also erase wrinkles. What’s not to love? The benefit actually comes from the flavonoid-rich cocoa pod, the … Read more