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  • Thomas Richardson
    Teen killed by hit and run driver while helping senior citizen find lost dog
    photo-Thomas Richardson, pictured on the back row, second from the right, with his youth group, was an active member of Chipley's First United Methodist Church. Special to The NewsCHIPLEY — A Washington County teen “trying to do...
  • dog is lone survivor in car crash
    Small white dog is lone survivor in car accident; will victim's family step up?
    CHATSWORTH (CBSLA.com) — A small dog is the lone survivor of a crash that killed a man and a woman overnight in Chatsworth.Their 2008 Mercedes-Benz plunged off the 118 Freeway at the De Soto Avenue offramp just after midnight Sunday,...
  • Cat went exploring and got himself frozen to the bottom of a storm drain
    Cat went exploring and got himself frozen to the bottom of a storm drain
    On 1/15/15It was quite a traumatic day Wednesday for one black cat, now named Jack Frost, in Indianapolis.“We got a call reporting there was a cat stuck down in a drain tube,” Amanda Dehoney, Indianapolis Animal Care & Control...
  • Winter depression, lost motivation and seasonal affective disorder
    Winter depression, lost motivation and seasonal affective disorder
    The changes of the seasons brings with it, it's own set of challenges. In most cases we become accustomed to the changing seasons and simply make adjustments to compensate. In the winter for instance, someone who has a goal or wants to...
  • Seasonal Affective Dissorder conditions caused by lack of sunlight
    Computer use induced depressive emotions feel like Seasonal Affective Disorder
    Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a depressive disorder felt during the winter months when the availability of sunlight both in terms of intensity and duration of sunlight hours is low.Many people become deficient in a class of biochemicals...
  • Balancing the dark with light: Goodbye Robin Williams
    Balancing the dark with light: Goodbye Robin Williams
    In reading Facebook posts this morning, one after another mentions how sad it is that Robin Williams died. And indeed, it is unfortunate that we will no longer have his talents around to lift us up. But we can also focus on the joy and laughter he...
  • Caregivers are advocates
    Caregivers are advocates
    It is often difficult to allow a person to come into our inner most private lives and do things for us that we have done for ourselves all of our adult lives. And this becomes especially true when that person is a child we raised to adulthood....
  • Avoidant personality disorder
    Anxious personality disorder
    Anxious personality disorder, formally known as avoidant personality disorder, is listed by the American Psychiatric Association as one of three “Cluster C" or Anxious personality disorders. The other two being dependent personality...
  • SAD, Winter blues:  Disorder or normal seasonal response?
    SAD, Winter blues: Disorder or normal seasonal response?
    Winter blues weren't given much serious thought until the 1980s. It was then that Norman E. Rosenthal and his colleagues at the National Institute of Mental Health studied and named the seasonal response. Perhaps generations before then, folks...
  • SAD-Seasonal Affective Disorder, Winter time blues
    Get rid of Seasonal Affective Disorder fast
    It’s that time of year again when most of us feel cooped up and sometimes sad. It’s winter and we all get the winter time blues occasionally.Train your brain to focus on the positives in life. Use positive affirmations and write them...
  • Helping your pooch through Midwestern winters
    Helping your pooch through Midwestern winters
    Are you afraid that after being cooped up at home with little source of exercise that your pooch will have a pooch by spring? With the Midwest having crazy cold temps (today’s high could potentially reach a whopping 12 degrees!), it is not...
  • Better communication for a happier, healthier relationship
    Better communication for a happier, healthier relationship
    Communication is an important part of a great relationship. Trust is often born from open and honest communication and the way to help it grow is to keep it up. Sometimes the truth hurts, but in a relationship, your partner needs to know what...
  • Gorse
    Natural help for the winter doldrums
    The gifts have been given. The cookies have been eaten. The tree is down...the menorah away. Now the long part of winter comes. Even though we have made it past the "shortest" day of the year (shortest daylight hours), we still have a...
  • Porsha Stewart
    ‘RHOA’ star Porsha Stewart struggles to watch the show due to divorce
    “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Porsha Stewart may be fully divorced now from Kordell Stewart, but one can imagine that she feels the pain of her divorce as she is watching herself grieving over her failed marriage. The cameras...
  • Winter snow in Minneapolis
    Can biology explain the “winter blues” mood disorder?
    With the recent decrease in temperatures, waning daylight, and growing snow banks it’s becoming apparent that winter is coming to Minnesota. While many people look forward to the change in seasons, a portion of the population also...