Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater – Are You a Pumpkin Eater?

Pumpkin is very popular this time of year. While there are those who will simply carve and light one up to display their Halloween spirit, there are others who take advantage of this time to eat and drink numerous pumpkin delights. Everywhere you go there is Pumpkin Spice coffees, ice creams, pies, cookies, cakes, casseroles, donuts and some chocolate numbers that’ll knock your witchy stockings off.

Pumpkins do have some good points to them, but you have to be wary of the bad (and when I say bad I mean mostly calories) that come with these pumpkin treats. Read more

Is There a Cure for the Summertime Blues?

Summer Sadness

Many people look forward to the summertime for various reasons. Some people like to bake in the sun, others like to take vacations and the rest of us may just be happy to get away from the cold weather for a little while. Not everyone loves this fun-in-the-sun season however. Some people really do experience the summertime blues. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) can strike anyone in any season for different reasons. The cause may be as simple as an anxiety centering around how one might look in a swimsuit down at the beach … self esteem issues are really not that simple however.

Isaac Farin, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, suggests focusing on other things rather than your phsyique. “Believe it or not, outward appearance is not everything. Who we are on the inside is of greater importance. Therefore, if you can carry yourself with confidence and focus on your good points, this can go a long way in reducing these anxieties. Read more