Supporting Through Grief

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Supporting Through Grief

Do you feel uncomfortable when it comes to dealing with grief? You are not alone. While we know that grief and loss are unavoidable realities of life, there still exists a lot of fear and difficulty discussing these painful emotions. Many people do not know how to talk about their own grief, or how to […]

Practice Gratitude – Simple but Powerful

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and here at Cascade Behavioral Health we are always focused on how to help our clients live the healthiest lives possible. A big part of mental health is perspective, and unfortunately it is all too easy to focus on the things in life that are not going well. Perhaps […]

Self-Care for Stepparents

If you’re a stepparent, you may think of “self care” as a foreign concept. One stepmom said, “I feel like a person whose appointment book is always facing out for other people to write in!” Not a lot different from being a parent, but many stepparents have the responsibilities of parents PLUS. That’s why self […]

Diet Science

  The Summer, 2015 issue of Scientific American magazine has an engaging article called, “The Birth of the Modern Diet.”  In it, the author, Rachel Laudan, tells us how opinions about food have changed over the centuries based on what scientists believe about the human body. In 1547, Andrew Boorde said, “A good coke is […]


  As I participate in a training exercise related to securing and maintaining the trust of others, I am reminded of the high value of integrity.  Webster defines Integrity as “the quality of being honest and fair.”  How does this apply to me? Many people view integrity as something that was developed long before we […]