“And every light I've found
Is every light that's shining down on me
I'm never alone”
-The Smashing Pumpkins
News and Updates at River Valley BHWC
Immediate Openings for Medication Management Appointments
OPENING A NEW LOCATION
River Valley in Waconia, MN!
We are now accepting appointments at our new Waconia location (accepting most insurances). We focus on the balance of optimizing positive mental health as well as preventing and treating mental health problems. We treat across the lifespan with a primary emphasis on children, teens, and young adults. Please share this this
with your friends & colleagues.
New Team Members at RVBHWC
Paula Noonan, MA - Starting September 18
Paula has over 25 years of experience working with families. She comes to therapy with a background in trauma and crisis situations. Understanding that everyone handles these situations differently and what is traumatic for some might not be for others is at the center of how Paula approaches therapy and
helping others. She has a strong understanding of family systems and how families can come together in difficult times. Paula uses a combination of CBT, Narrative therapy, DBT and talk therapy to help individuals reach their full potential....FIND OUT
Book of the Month: "To Speak for the Trees" by Diana Beresford-Kroeger
This book is not only the story of a remarkable scientist and her ideas, it harvests all of her powerful knowledge about why trees matter, and why trees are a viable, achievable solution to climate change. Diana eloquently shows us that if we can understand the intricate ways in which the health and welfare of
every living creature is connected to the global forest, and strengthen those connections, we will still have time to mend the self-destructive ways that are leading to drastic fires, droughts and floods.
Video of the Month: "Live to 100: Secrets of the Blue Zones"
In the early 2000s, Dan Buettner collaborated with National Geographic to reverse-engineer a formula for longevity. He scoured the globe for years in pursuit of places where people live much longer than average, and the concept of blue zones came to fruition. To date, the expeditions unveiled Okinawa, Japan; Sardinia,
Italy; Ikaria, Greece; Nicoya, Costa Rica; and Loma Linda, California, as blue zones with the highest rates of living centenarians. These five spots share some similar elements — a plant-based diet, natural movement, and putting family first — that have been proven to promote longevity and health in residents.
Live to 100: Secrets of the Blue Zones takes members around the world to investigate the diet and lifestyles of those living
the longest lives. Explore the original blue zones, be immersed in their culture and lifestyles, and see how Blue Zones is applying the research in communities across the United States. Buettner offers insight on how to benefit from following at least some of their leads, because the only thing better than looking good as you age, is feeling good as you age.