• Tending to the Self
    The surface of our lives is filled with schedules, jobs, relationships, money, habits, to-do lists, dishes to be done, laundry to fold, recreation – the daily stuff that engages much of our attention. These things are important. Money keeps the lights on. Healthy food keeps the body functioning well. Bedtime allows rest for school and […]
  • “I Can’t Meditate!”
    “I Can’t Meditate!”: My Journey with Mindfulness Meditation By: Jason Kniola, LMHC, LCAC I had heard stories of meditation in my youth, seen depictions on TV and in the movies. To me, meditation was some esoteric practice for wise gurus sitting in some beautiful temple or summit of an exotic mountain.  I was intrigued by the idea […]
  • What We Can Learn from Married at First Sight
    What We Can Learn from Married at First Sight BY: BRIANA ROBERTS, LMFT-A Would you marry someone who you never met? With the rise of shows like Married at First Sight and 90 Day Fiancé, more people are willing to take on that challenge than one may think. While primarily for entertainment, shows like these can provide learning […]
  • Castles Made of Sand: Psychologists Insights to Vacationing for your Mental Health
    Castles Made of Sand: Psychologists Insights to Vacationing for your Mental Health By: DR. SHAUN WEHLE AND DR. ASHLEY MICHALSKI On a recent vacation with my (Dr. Wehle) family, I was hit with an early vacation let down that made me wonder about the nature of vacations and life in general. My wife’s company Pillars […]
  • Sleep and Adolescents
    BY: Pillars Staff Sleep can impact thinking, emotional health, physical health and development, decision-making skills, and reaction times. Almost all teenagers are not receiving an adequate amount of sleep due to a variety of reasons. Everyone has an internal body clock, which helps regulate sleep, as well as chemicals, such as melatonin, cortisol, and adenosine. […]