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Climbing Out of the Darkness

If asked to associate words or phrases with motherhood, few would use the word darkness to describe the experience but in reality about 1 in 7 women dealing with post partum depression/other perinatal mood disorders. For starters, Post Partum Depression is different than the baby blues which is a normal period of adjustment for up [...]

Vanilla Vinaigrette with Cassia Kream

By Alison Jolicoeur, Certified Health Coach, AADP Recently, I had the pleasure of meeting Jason Schultz, maker of Drink More Good, at his new location in Beacon, NY. The store front of Drink More Good reminds me of an herbal apothecary I used to frequent in the East Village many moons ago, lots of jars filled [...]

From Broken Heart to Fresh Start – Tips for Getting Through Your Break-Up

By Leslie Fabian, LCSW-R “Losing love Is like a window in your heart Everybody sees you’re blown apart Everybody sees the wind blow” Paul Simon, Graceland Many people have experienced the hollow feeling that follows the irreconcilable break-up of a relationship.  It is often accompanied by hopelessness or depression.  If you are there, you might feel that [...]

A Spoonful of Sugar

By Lindsay Sutton-D'Ascoli Songs that my kids request me to play over and over inevitably wind up stuck in my head despite my best intentions to keep them separate. A Spoonful of Sugar from Mary Poppins has become part of this repoirte of songs I’ve collected. I’ve realized after listening to the song for the thousandth [...]

Spring Detox

By Alexa Oth, LCSW Ahhh. Spring! The imagery that comes up can only make us smile… sunshine, tulips, children playing and birds chirping. We welcome spring with gusto this year, after such a long, snowy winter. Many of us have been contracting our bodies, minds and spirits since November. That’s what we do when it’s [...]

Relaxing and Releasing at the Ultimate Self-Care Retreat

It was a long winter that seemed liked it would never end, but Spring finally sprung and we celebrated the start of the new season with our Ultimate Self-Care Retreat. In March, Catherine Anesi, LCSW, RM held her transformational retreat at the Grail at Cornwall-on-Hudson, perched in the amounts overlooking the beautiful Hudson Valley. It [...]

AAA – Roadside Assistance on the Highway of Love

By Leslie Fabian, LCSW-R At any point along a couples journey they might find themselves in need of a relationship jumpstart. Deep inside you love each other, but your daily relationship might be fraught with frustration, aggravation, or resentment. You might find yourself in a rut, and wondering what happened to all the love and [...]

Reconnect to You and Your Marriage After Baby

By Lindsay Sutton-D'Ascoli Becoming a new parent is rife with joy and hope of a new life entering the world, but according to research, 83 % of new parents report moderate to severe stress levels associated with their newfound roles (Stamp, 1994, Kleiman, & Wenzel, 2014). These heightened levels of arousal are present in most [...]

Top 5 Tips to Lose Winter Weight and Keep it Off!

By Alison Jolicoeur Certified Health Coach, AADP It’s been a long, cold winter here in the Hudson Valley. Have you found that you’ve gained a few extra pounds? Did you know it’s actually natural to gain a few pounds over the winter? The body instinctively craves heavier foods to help keep in balance over the [...]