“So what is a deductible, anyway?” A guide to health insurance for consumers (and providers)

Thanks to the Affordable Care Act many Americans will welcome new health insurance plans along with welcoming in 2014. For individuals and families who are retaining old plans, January 1st often means that benefits and deductibles are reset. Problem is, many people don’t really understand how their insurance plan works, and questions to insurance representatives…

Mindfulness is More Than Just Breathing

Mindfulness is often perceived as an act that involves concentration and focus, which is generally directed inwardly, typically on your breathing. Mindfulness, however, is more than concentration, and is better defined as a presence of mind. The focus of mindfulness practice is centered on being aware and attuned to the present moment. A multitude of…

What is ADHD, Really?

ADHD is the abbreviation for Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. This is a disorder found in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders (DSM-V), which is the manual all psychologists use to diagnose disorders. Years ago, ADHD used to be two separate disorders; there was ADD, which was for distractibility and inattention, and ADHD, which was…