Sometimes our lives get derailed because we or someone we love is struggling. From a rough day to full blown crisis we tackle anything from stress, anxiety and life balance to depression, behavioral health and addiction. No subject is off limits and we get raw and real in a way few others will. No matter where you are at there is a little something for everyone here on the Direction Diva site.
Have you ever been concerned that your adolescent or young adult was at risk for depression, addiction or suicide? Do you wonder if the changes in your child are normal or indicative of something more?
Today many parents struggle to distinguish between typical teen behaviors and cause for concern. At DASIUM, we understand and have created a parent guide that will help you answer many of the pressing questions you have about the tough issues of depression, suicide ideation, eating disorders, self-harm, addiction and more. (Available in paperback & ebook format).
Stress and worry are perhaps the biggest stumbling blocks when it comes to moving toward a life filled with success and happiness. It's easy to say you want to reduce stress, but how do you actually do that? I have found that the easiest way to stop worry is to focus on simple action steps that you are willing and able to do (I mean if you aren't going to follow thru then why bother in the first place right?) I have put together the following 11 tips and practical suggestions that I use to [...]
Feeling anxious and stressed out? The BellyBio Interactive breathing app that teaches a deep breathing technique useful in fighting anxiety and stress. A simple interface uses biofeedback to monitor your breathing. Sounds cascade with the movements of your belly, in rhythms reminiscent of waves on a beach. Charts also let you know how you’re doing. A great tool when you need to slow down
My phone rings again. Another mother with a child in crisis.
This time a head on collision with a tree. Thankfully the young man is alive and getting the help he needs. Many times that isn’t the case. Many times we are too late, and their pain had been too much for them to bare.
To many times when I am longing to reduce stress in my life I look around and realize that at the core of my stress lies the fact that I just don't like where my life is at that moment. I'm not talking philosophically but in a more literal sense. I may not like my house, my carpet, or even [...]
“Everyone deserves to realize their fullest potential toward health and well-being,
and good mental health care is essential to this”.
Dr. Arpan Waghray of Providence St. Joseph Health is also spot on in this video discussing the importance of integrated care toward long-term overall health. [...]
Have you ever noticed that sometimes in military life it seems as though every time you turn around someone or something just keeps getting in the way of your dreams? It may feel like for every idea you have or action you take there is someone out there telling you it can't be done or how it [...]
Military spouse, Judy Davis, is a motivational speaker, entrepreneur, published author and co-founder of DASIUM and Mighty Parenting. She is an expert in military life, small business success and suicide prevention in teens/young adults.