Simple steps may reduce depression triggers during the holidays

SAN DIEGO – It is no secret that the holiday season can be a stressful time. With family gatherings, office parties, gift exchanges and other demands on time and attention, the final month of the year can be a trying time for even the most optimistic and enthusiastic people. For individuals who suffer from or […]

Reduce stress and anxiety in your financial life

Al Zdenek Special to Valley News Trading in your morning coffee run to Starbucks for the pot of coffee in the office is never fun, but when finances get tight that drive-thru stop might be one of the first things to go. But do you really need to give up the little things in life […]

Why we practice brain health

Why we practice brain health

The brain communicates through the spinal cord and the vast network of the nervous system to control every function of the body. From neuromusculoskeletal health, control and function to immune system regulation, the entire body depends on the brain as the central organizing and regulating system. When the brain works right, the body works right. […]

Tips to make your home move easier on your pets

Tips to make your home move easier on your pets

Moving can be hard on everyone involved. Adults, children and yes…even your pets. While your pet may not understand exactly what is going on, they can sense the stress, good or bad that the whole family is experiencing. Add to that the fact that animals are creatures of habit and do not like changes to […]

Recognizing separation anxiety in dogs

TEMECULA – Dogs that appear stressed or nervous when their owners leave the house or even the room may be experiencing a common problem known as separation anxiety. Many dogs become apprehensive when their owners are out of view, and such apprehension can be very tough on the dogs. The Humane Society of the United […]

Don’t let the holidays get you down

While the holiday weeks from Thanksgiving thru New Years are a period of enthusiasm and joy most of the time, it can also be a period when it’s easy to become frustrated, stressed, overtired and depressed. Thanks to all the media focus on the holidays, we often create expectations and obligations for ourselves that simply […]

Developing a first-aid kit for Stress

While most of us have first aid supplies for physical injuries, it’s also possible and a good idea, to put together a first-aid kit for stress. One part of our stress first-aid kit is short term stress antidotes that use our five senses. With sight, for example, you can use your eyes to focus on things […]

Stress Eating And Your Waistline

TEMECULA – Summer and bathing suit season are just around the corner and that has a lot of us looking in the mirror and wondering how we can make those excess pounds disappear. While there are a number of reasons for being overweight (sure, you know most of them — poor food choices, excessively large […]