Steps to Managing Your Mood

Exercise, Motivation, and Mood Disorders

by Imei Hsu, RN, LMHC

Who knew that managing your mood disorder could be steps away? We did! Find out more how a vigorous walking or jogging program could help keep your symptoms in check.

Who knew that managing your mood disorder could be steps away? We did! Find out more how a vigorous walking or jogging program could help keep your symptoms in check.

Most people who struggle with depression, anxiety, or a mixture of both want to know how to better manage their symptoms. Typically, I spend some time educating each client about the “Big Five” treatment plan. This plan includes the five elements of evidence-based treatment straight from the text books: 1. Talk therapy,  2. Nutrition,  3. Rest,  4. Exercise, and 5. Medication.  Of all of these treatment options, which do you think the majority of people struggle with the most when it comes to consistent implementation?

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    Learn Safe Online Dating Practices

    Dating Online, Online Safety Practices

    Many of my clients have been waiting a long time for me to write about safe online dating practices. We are well past the age when responding to an ad for dating evokes feelings of

    Anyone can fill out an online dating profile with a phone or a computer.  But do you know how to do this safely?

    Anyone can fill out an online dating profile with a phone or a computer. But do you know how to do this safely?

    taboo or desperation. Many young professionals, single-agains, and even sunset-year seniors have created online profiles on popular dating sites that harness the data to provide potential romantic matches.  Yet all reputable sites urge users to adopt some common sense behaviors to protect themselves while they are looking for love.

    Check out these tips, and read our cautionary tale about online dating.

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      You Got Spam

      Email Compromised, Hacked Email

      This morning at 5:45am, I could already feel the groans. Only, the groans were not originating from my throat. They oozed out of my iPhone5 through notifications to my email. Understanding friends and colleagues let me know that my email had been compromised. My heart sank. The very last thing I would want anyone to receive from me is SPAM emails, but more importantly, I wanted to make sure that anyone contacted by the spammer would know what to do when you got SPAM.

      Here I am, working to undo the mess that a compromised email creates. Learn what you can do when You Got Spam

      Here I am, working to undo the mess that a compromised email creates. Learn what you can do when You Got Spam

      The news has been filled with companies notifying consumers when their credit card and personal information have been hacked. Last year, a large banking company contacted customers after a personal computer with customer information was stolen from a laptop. We’ve gotten used to hearing it in the news as something that happens “out there”. So what if it happens to you?

       

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