emotional wellness

Dawn shares her thoughts on various topics through her Emotional Wellness column, published in the Middletown Transcript each month.


View past columns on the Middletown Transcript site or find them below.

December 26, 2014

You may be thinking, “Self care- what’s that?” or “I don’t have time for that”. Many of us are guilty of not placing enough importance on routine self care, not seeing it for what it is: an essential part of creating and maintaining health and wellbeing.  I emphasize r...

November 28, 2014

Thanksgiving is officially here after a month of retailers reminding us that the holidays are coming.  The holiday season is accompanied by anticipation, excitement, and let’s be honest, an elevated level of stress.   But for those who have experienced the loss of a lo...

October 31, 2014

Once we get past Trick or Treat on Main tonight and the main event of Halloween tomorrow, we march forward into a month of giving thanks, most notably the Thanksgiving holiday itself.  However, in less than 2 weeks our country will also give thanks and honor to our U.S...

August 1, 2014

Since the 4th of July stores have been stocked with back to school supplies, including the college dorm kind: dry erase boards, shower caddy, flip flops, fan, electronics, and of course, coffee and ramen noodles.  In the coming weeks, many college-bound students will b...

May 30, 2014

During my recent 6 week postpartum visit, I was pleased that the midwife included questions that I immediately recognized as assessing for Postpartum Depression (PPD), questions about mood, anxiety, coping and available support. While I have not personally experienced...

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