Minnesota Orchestra’s “Music and Healing” aims to help mental health issues

The Minnesota Orchestra continues to experiment with new ways of reaching people, even by delving into their mental health. WCCO's Laura Oakes has more.

“Log In Your Own Eye ” Inventory

Many people come alone into therapy overwhelmed in a difficult relationship. They may have tried many things to improve the relationship such as individual and/or couples therapy, self-help books, support groups and other strategies, yet continue to feel discouraged and dissatisfied, believing that their partner is to blame. Sometimes people come into therapy to see if they are ready to render an ultimatum to their partner
Stress and Anxiety

Tips to Manage Anxiety and Stress

Take a time-out. Practice yoga, listen to music, meditate, get a massage, or learn relaxation techniques. Stepping back from the problem helps clear your head. For the biggest benefits of exercise, try to include at least 2½ hours of moderate-intensity physical activity (e.g. brisk walking) each week, 1¼ hours of a vigorous-intensity activity (such as jogging or swimming laps), or a combination of the two.

The Process of Hope and Healing

Growing up in a dysfunctional home is difficult. For many of us the emotional consequences may take years for full recovery. We can be encouraged in knowing that we are not alone in our struggles and that there is a way for healing and hope.
Exercise helps depression

Exercise Helps Depression

Exercise has undeniable effects on your mood, with anxiety reduction key among them. A study by Princeton University researchers revealed that exercising creates new, excitable neurons along with new neurons designed to release the GABA neurotransmitter, which inhibits excessive neuronal firing, helping to induce a natural state of calm.


The acceptable activity is an expression of love for the other, rather than self-serving.It should be mutual - as good for one as it is for the other. Use the comfort level of the most conservative spouse as the threshold, but be willing to grow one small step at a time.

2 Words That Can Revive Your Failing Sex Life

Could two words substantially improve a flailing sex life? That claim sounds as bold as promising you a 10-pound weight loss by Saturday or an all-inclusive vacation for under a hundred bucks. Understandably, you’re skeptical. Yet if you’re unhappy with the sexual intimacy in your marriage, I truly believe these could change the course of sex in your marriage.
Love Letter Blog

How to Write a Love Letter

Begin by expressing your anger, resentment, and blame and allow yourself to move through the other feelings until you get down to the love. Sections of the letter can be omitted if they are not appropriate to your concerns
10 Statements that will change your marriage

10 Statements That Will Change Your Marriage

While it may seem like your husband never puts down the toilet seat or your wife never gets ready on time, making “always” and “never” accusations puts your spouse in a defensive posture. It’s an attack, which means the person being attacked can go into fight/flight/or freeze mode because he/she feels threatened. And because the threats are emanating from a spousal relationship, hurt and distrust can be sown into the marriage. Be careful not to pigeonhole, over-exaggerate, or misinterpret your spouse’s actions.