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By Jessica Maness, LCSW, Long Valley Health Center A great book could be written on the human experience of anxiety, possibly filled with art, poetry and other metaphors. It is through this artistic expression that we generally are able to understand more of the experience of others. Those who struggle with anxiety, and all its […]
By Jessica Maness, LCSW, Long Valley Health Center With the ground white and heavy with snow, we have been forced to slow ourselves. For many of us, this means facing the music. Staying busy is often a powerful tool of distraction from our inner dialogue, thoughts about ourselves and the world, and emotions that are […]
By Jessica Maness, LCSW, Long Valley Health Center Frank feels depressed. He has a difficult time getting out of bed in the morning and facing the various tasks at hand. He finds he is generally on edge and irritable with others, and just cannot seem to concentrate clearly or find a sense of accomplishment. When […]
By Jessica Maness, LCSW, Long Valley Health Center Walking on a wooded road last fall, I was quite caught up in thinking about everything but that present moment. Bills needed paying and cleaning needed to be done before the precious weekend ended and the next regular work week began. Suddenly a sound entered my awareness; one […]
By Jessica Maness, LCSW, Long Valley Health Center There is a fire in this community, the likes of which is rarely seen. We wild ones came here to be connected with something more, despite the cities with their resources and their access. As a newcomer, I am coming to realize the power that is here. […]
By Jessica Maness, LCSW, Long Valley Health Center Dear Jessi, I am in the beginning of a break-up of a long term relationship. My partner of 18 years has fallen in love with another. I love this person very much so this is a serious heartbreak for me. I am so sad. My question is: […]
By Jessica Maness, LCSW, Long Valley Health Center “Forgive me for all the things I said while Mercury was in Retrograde” was an amusing post recently on Facebook.com. Communication, indeed, can be extremely difficult with or without the influence of large rotating planets. We are complicated creatures, and oftentimes we feel we are “right”. The […]