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Diablo Gazette – Help Seniors Beat the Pandemic Blues

December 12th, 2020

Co-authored by Dr. Holly Holmes-Meredith and Bill Yarborough. If you are a senior, have you found aging challenges more difficult during the Covid-19 pandemic? Or do you have a senior family member or friend experiencing such challenges? Aging can be trying in normal times. Mobility and health hardships arise for many as do emotional issues, […]

Diablo Gazette – Find Your Inner Resources During Tough Times

October 20th, 2020

Co-authored by Dr. Holly Holmes-Meredith and Bill Yarborough. The Coronavirus pandemic, out-of-control wildfires, and an intense election cycle are all contributing to heighten levels of anxiety and depression in many. BenefitsPRO reported that a study published in early September found depression symptoms among U.S. adults has increased threefold during the COVID-19 pandemic. Researchers from Boston […]

Diablo Gazette September 2020 Emotional Health Column – Overcoming Grief

September 15th, 2020

Co-authored by Dr. Holly Holmes-Meredith and Bill Yarborough. Most of us have encountered life events that create grief. Perhaps it was the death of a loved one, loss of a job, end of a relationship, deteriorating health, or another life challenge. A WebMD survey conducted in 2019 found that 72% of respondents said they had […]

Diablo Gazette August 2020 Emotional Health Column – Washing Away Fears and Phobias

August 13th, 2020

Co-authored by Dr. Holly Holmes-Meredith and Bill Yarborough. All of us have fears in our life that hold us back. What would your life be like if you could wash away your fears and phobias? Some of your fears could interfere with your effectiveness at work. For example, you may have a fear of public […]

Diablo Gazette July 2020 Emotional Health Column – When Our Desire To Help Meets Constraints

July 23rd, 2020

Co-authored by Dr. Holly Holmes-Meredith and Bill Yarborough. Tough times can bring out the best in us—and the coronavirus pandemic has triggered many acts of compassion. While the pandemic may have slowed things down where we can more clearly see those in need around us, it has also robbed us of certain means to act. […]