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Thursday, 30 July 2015 00:00

I Was Never Happy Being Depressed

Written by Kristi C.
When I was in my early twenties, I went through a severe bout of depression. I was sad and anxious all the time and struggled during social events. I chalked up my social anxiety to my introverted personality but for the life of me, I could not understand why I was always sad. I was young, healthy, and for appearances sake, I was happy. My dissatisfaction was more evident when I was alone. My thoughts would turn to irrational guilt. My mother had been ill so I was always feeling…
Wednesday, 29 July 2015 00:00

Illness Induced Depression

Written by Lori R.
It is widely accepted knowledge that your emotional state can affect your physical state. Stress and depression can cause high blood pressure, heart disease, indigestion and weight gain or loss. But it can also occur the other way around. People who suffer chronic medical illness can easily fall into depression and not recognize the symptoms as a separate illness in need of treatment. I have a close friend who is battling diabetes. It is a daily struggle for him to balance diet, exercise and blood sugar level while also feeling…
Tuesday, 28 July 2015 00:00

Is Binge Watching a TV Series Bad for You?

Written by Kristi C.
Game of Thrones has aired its last episode for the season and viewers have been left with an ice giant of a cliffhanger. Now, the waiting begins for next season. Unless, of course, you are one of those fans who has waited for the season to end to avoid the between episode wait. For those viewers, binge-watching season has just begun. Many people get so wrapped up in a television show that they are unable to avoid knowing how a cliffhanger resolves. These people have been known to sit out…
Sunday, 26 July 2015 00:00

Cucumber Gazpacho with Shrimp Relish

Written by Yolanda F.
Do you love soup, but abandon the whole idea as soon as outdoor temperatures crack 70 degrees? As one with an addiction to hot soup in the colder months, I absolutely need the heat to warm me from the inside out and to ward off depression. For me, eating hot soup is like therapy. However, being served a bowl of hot soup in summertime is about as appealing as a sauna when it’s 90 degrees outside. But my palate sure doesn’t care. In fact, I still crave the veggies in…
Sunday, 26 July 2015 00:00

Be Your Biggest Fan

Written by Kristi C.
It’s that time again! Class reunions are once again giving you the opportunity to meet up with many of the people you graduated high school with. For some people it has only been a few years, for others it has been decades. Imagine how it will feel to walk in to the reunion and remember all the good times you spent with your best friends. Across the way, you see your dearest friend from that time. As you rush across to her embrace, you start to shed tears of joy.…
Saturday, 25 July 2015 00:00

Bye Bye My American Pie: Trans Fats Banned by FDA

Written by Kristi C.
Tuesday, the FDA took a bold step to ensure healthy food choices by banning the use of trans fats as a food additive. The ban is set to create sweeping changes to the way Americans cook and eat and is expected to be fully in effect by June 18, 2018. If you are curious as to why trans fats must be banned, read on for more information about the negative effects on both physical and mental health from consuming trans fats. Trans fats were added to foods as early as…
Friday, 24 July 2015 00:00


Written by Brittany F.
Do you ever go to sleep at night and wake up the next morning still feeling groggy and drained? You know that you have gotten your full 8 hours of sleep like you’re suppose to, but yet your body is telling you that you just need to go back to sleep. It makes it even worse when you know you have somewhere to be, an appointment to go to, the kids have practice or you have to go to work. By the time the day ends, you can barely stand…
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