The Neuroscience of Love – By Dr. Matthew S. Stanford

If you have ever been in a serious relationship, you know the symptoms: light headedness, upset stomach, loss of appetite, confusion, insomnia, obsessive thoughts and abnormally elevated mood. It’s not a new psychiatric disorder, its love! While our sexual motivation system drives us towards the opposite sex, the romantic attraction system enables us to focus our mating efforts on a preferred individual, Mr. or Ms.…

Meeting Michael – By Rev. Amy Bezecny

One special painting in our home includes layer upon layer of colors, shapes, and patterns. In it, you can subtly see our last name, Bezecny. I painted this while we were in the process of adopting one to three children of any age. The painting was an expression of my prayer about our past, current endeavor and hope for our future. A few scriptures are…

Nutritional Supplements and Mental Disorders – By Dr. Matthew S. Stanford

Proper diet and nutrition are important factors in recovering from a mental disorder. A healthy diet replenishes electrolytes and amino acids. This in turns affects neurotransmitters in the brain and can help facilitate the effects of psychiatric medication. In my work with those living with mental illness I am often asked about “natural” treatments by individuals who are concerned about taking psychiatric medication for their…