Summary: Researchers detect measurable similarities in brain activity between babies and adults during play. Source: Princeton University Have you ever played with a baby and felt a sense of connection, even though they couldn’t yet talk to you. A team of Princeton researchers has conducted the first study of how baby and adult brains interactContinue reading “Baby and adult brains ‘sync up’ during play”
In this article, learn more about the links between alcohol and depression , as well as when to see a doctor. Alcohol can make a person feel depressed and may even trigger or worsen depression. Depression is also a risk factor for using alcohol, since people who feel depressed may use alcohol to ease theirContinue reading “Alcohol and depression”
Social relationships are one of the greatest buffers against stress, but poor communication or unhealthy relationships tend to also be one of the greatest sources of stress. Communication has three components: words, voice tone and non-verbal clues. Of these, some are more effective in delivering a message than others. According to research, in a conversationContinue reading “Why Good Communication Skills are Important with Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes”
Most people are not happy to tell you their husband bought the farm, but mine actually did. He bought me a farm! I am like a little Eddie Albert (Green Acres). “Greeen Acres is the place to be!. Farrrm livin’ is the life for me…” I digress. I have no clue what I am doing,Continue reading “Fun Free (or Almost) Family Activities”
Dawn-Elise Snipes shares her tips for organic gardening and ecotherapy.
Laughter is the best medicine! It occurred to me that in today’s world, people are just too darn serious. You have to have fun and enjoy the time you have on this earth. Working in an addictions facility for several years, I came to realize that my clients often looked to the counselors to tryContinue reading “Laughter is the Best Medicine (Sometimes)”
Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes reflects on ways to change your outlook to improve your mood.
My name is Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes. I was born in Gainesville FL (Go Gators), lived in South Florida and Indiana most of my life. I graduated from the University of Florida many years ago with a Bachelors in Behavior Modification, a Master’s in Rehabilitation Counseling and a Doctorate in Counselor Education and Mental Health Counseling.Continue reading “All About Dawn-Elise Snipes”