Erin Ward is a massage practitioner and acupuncturist in Eugene, Oregon. Her passion in massage was sparked in corporate New York years ago, however she now enjoys practicing massage and building relationships with her clients in Eugene.
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Domestic violence is a pattern of behaviors used by one partner to maintain power and control over another partner in an intimate relationship. Sexual abuse is defined as the unwanted sexual activity, with perpetrators using force, making threats or taking advantage of victims not able to give consent.
“The upside of workaholism brings honor, but the downside carries a stigma… Sadly, in the 21st century, work addiction has become so pervasive that many of us don’t see the condition or realize how serious it really is” (Robinson, B., Chained to the Desk, 2017).
Work has always been a trigger for emotional stress, but caretaker careers create a different kind of stress leading to “compassion fatigue”. Also called “vicarious traumatization” or secondary traumatization, “compassion fatigue” is the emotional residue or strain of exposure to working with those suffering from the consequences of traumatic events (stress.org, 2016).
Ever wonder why you feel more depressed when summer ends and the short nights of winter creep in? Seasonal depression, or seasonal affective disorder (SAD), is a condition that nearly 5% of the U.S. population experiences (2010,Darren Cotterell). Also known as the “winter blues”, SAD typically occurs when the seasons change, and the onset of symptoms usually begins in the fall and continues into the winter months.