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Practicing Gratitude Enhances Well-Being

By Dr. Jan Anderson, Psy.D., LPCC Studies show that the regular practice of gratitude can increase not just your well-being and happiness, but also improve your physical health and your relationships. I was in the audience as Business First publisher Tom Monahan went one-on-one with Yum! Brands Inc. President and… Read More

Practicing Boundaries without Armoring the Heart

Life seems to offer plenty of opportunities to practice boundaries. Whether it’s in our relationships with family and friends or at the grocery store check-out line, we have many chances to decide if, when, and in what ways information and people can be part of our lives. Maintaining healthy boundaries… Read More

The Meadows an Exhibitor at the Spring IECA Conference in Chicago

The Meadows will be an exhibitor at the Spring Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA) in Chicago, Illinois at the Chicago Marriott Downtown on April 10-13, 2013. The theme of the conference is “Meeting Our Challenges.” IECA Conference Consultants, school, college and program admissions officers, administrators and staff, and related service… Read More

Paying Attention to Rising Waters

Alongside green acres of alfalfa, a twisting river cut through the farmland on which I spent much of my formative years. In the summers, after the chores were done, my friends and I would spend hours on the river swimming, skipping rocks and catching fish. (At this point in the… Read More

Jon Caldwell Interviewed by BlogTalkRadio

The Meadows Psychiatrist, Dr. Jon G. Caldwell, was featured on BlogTalkRadio’s program “Hope-Strength-Recovery”; with host Carol Juergensen Sheets, LCSW, CSAT, PCC, on Monday, January 7, 2013. Jon G. Caldwell, D.O., is a board-certified psychiatrist who specializes in the treatment of adults with relational trauma histories and addictive… Read More

ADHD, Income Taxes, and Unopened Envelopes

By Bonnie A. DenDooven, MC, LAC Many Americans have a visceral, gut-wrenching reaction to the terms “IRS” and “taxes”. It is a response quite similar to the way certain war veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) overreact to the sound of a car backfiring. For those who suffer… Read More

Pain: Healing, Growth, and Awareness

Emotional pain often brings people into therapy and/or recovery. This may be the pain of depression, another relationship ending badly, or finally hitting rock bottom. In a very real sense, addiction is the result of pain avoidance. However, in the end, addiction creates more pain than it avoids. Entering… Read More

Healing our “Connective Tissue”

Yogis have long known the healing power of turning into oneself and deeply stretching one’s muscles and ligaments – while also stretching one’s mental focus, tuning out the static and noise of the world outside. This practice, thousands of years old, has far-reaching physical, mental, and spiritual benefits for the… Read More

Letting Go of Resentment

The following is excerpted from a presentation, “Eliminating Resentment… Solidifying Recovery,” given as part of The Meadows’ Michigan Lecture Series on November 10, 2010, by Dan O’Neil, MALLP. What is Resentment? The word “resentment” has two parts: “re,” which means “again,” and “sentiment,” which is “to feel.” So resentment is… Read More