Finding Compassionate Care as a Transgendered Woman

By: Lila Hawryluk Sitting in the waiting room, about to meet my new primary care doctor, my palms sweated as I battled fears and reservations. I am a transgendered (trans) woman and, because of this, I’m guarded when I meet new people. My name was called and I was brought into an exam room [...]

March 24th, 2017|Categories: Body, Family, Spirit|Tags: , |

7 Ways to Cultivate an Attitude of Gratitude

Maybe it seems like common sense – and there is a growing body of evidence to suggest that it's true – but people who regularly acknowledge thanks for the good things, events and people in their lives are generally happier. "Life can be hard, so when science tells us that grateful people cope better with [...]

November 15th, 2016|Categories: Spirit|Tags: , , |

The Signs of Depression

By Michael Wolfe, MDDepression can be a scary word for people. Many people struggle with seeing the signs of depression in someone they care about because they may be fearful or unsure of what to do next. As a psychiatrist, I know how important it is to recognize these signs and symptoms of depression early [...]

October 24th, 2016|Categories: Mind, Spirit|Tags: , , |