Anxiety and Avoidance – A Difficult Combination

by Marc Shuldiner, PsyD and Carrie Wilkens, PhD Are you worried you are drinking too much? Do you worry about your weight but can’t stop yourself from eating your comfort food favorites? When you try to quit smoking, do you find yourself restless and worrying about the future? If the answer to these questions is … Continue reading Anxiety and Avoidance – A Difficult Combination

The Dangers of Being Nice There’s a downside to always being the good guy. Posted Jul 21, 2018

You’ve met them, I’ve met them, or you may be one of them: nice people. They always give others the benefit of the doubt, are ready to give a hand, or volunteer for that task that no one wants. They’re sensitive to the feelings of others, easy to be around, and rarely if ever argue. … Continue reading The Dangers of Being Nice There’s a downside to always being the good guy. Posted Jul 21, 2018

Lower-Risk Cannabis Use Guidelines

Lower-Risk Cannabis Use Guidelines: A Comprehensive Update of Evidence and Recommendations | AJPH | Vol. 107 Issue 8 Background. Cannabis use is common in North America, especially among young people, and is associated with a risk of various acute and chronic adverse health outcomes. Cannabis control regimes are evolving, for example toward a national legalization … Continue reading Lower-Risk Cannabis Use Guidelines

Marijuana use and the teenage brain: Why self medicating for anxiety can lead to unintended consequences

By Tania Haas, Staff Writer, MedCan Updated July 20, 2018. Originally published November 2016.  The rise in marijuana’s accessibility — and soon to be legality — has decreased the stigma of this controlled substance. While more physicians may soon consider its use for specific medical conditions, the socialization of the drug may have downplayed its … Continue reading Marijuana use and the teenage brain: Why self medicating for anxiety can lead to unintended consequences

So marijuana’s (almost) legal. Why it’s still not great for wellness

By Shaun Francis, CEO and Chair Dosist is a company that sells small, off-white devices it calls “dose pens,” a little larger than a rubber eraser, designed to vaporize precisely controlled amounts of marijuana concentrate. The products come in different formulations, each labeled with monikers like “bliss,” “calm” and “relief.” The dose pens are not … Continue reading So marijuana’s (almost) legal. Why it’s still not great for wellness