Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Turkey & Pigskin

The culmination of the Fall season lies at the intersection of Friday Night Lights and the Thanksgiving Turkey. The Pilgrim born festivities we have embraced for centuries have become interwoven with America’s Games of Autumn. As distinct as these phenomenon might first appear, both are very much a part of the American spirit. What we celebrate in one way at the dinner table, we embrace in another on the field of play. Enjoy the abundance of it all, be thankful – and have some turkey.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Remembering Veterans

Medal of Honor recipients are speaking out about the needs of today's combat veterans, with the message:

Don't let the enemy defeat you at home -- if you return from combat and have concerns about your mental health, the tools and resources are here now. So make use of those resources and stay strong.

To hear this message in the words of the Medal of Honor recipients: http://www.medalofhonorspeakout.org/home

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

National Stress Øut Week, November 8-14

For many people, a glass of wine with dinner or a few drinks at a party is no cause for concern. However, people with an anxiety disorder who use alcohol or other substances to alleviate their symptoms may actually make their anxiety worse. And it can be a vicious cycle: The symptoms of one disorder can make the symptoms of another worse.

During National Stress Øut Week, November 8-14, the Anxiety Disorders Association of America (ADAA) encourages you discover the difference between everyday stress and an anxiety disorder; take time to relax and unwind; and find help for anxiety, substance abuse, and other disorders.

For more information- http://www.adaa.org/

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

New Poetry from Charlie Finn

The Mastery of the Thing! Transcendence in Counseling and Sports is Charlie Finn’s newest book of poetry. Charlie defines transcendence as “rising above or triumphing over negative or restrictive circumstances, going beyond the limits of ordinary experience. ” Speaking to both the world of sport and the world of counseling, he explores the refusal to give in to adversity or discouragement that most defines us as human and allows us to grow.

Copies are available directly from Charlie ($10) at Psychological Health Roanoke
(540-777-7086 or cfinn@psychhealthroanoke.com)

For more on Charlie Finn’s poetry: http://www.poetrybycharlescfinn.com/