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Tuesday, 25 November 2014 00:00

Walk This Way

Written by Bonnie H.
You are grinding away at work. Deadlines are approaching quickly. Emails are pouring in like a rushing river. The tasks you had planned to accomplish in the beginning of the day will have to wait until tomorrow. That cloud of depression and under-achievement rolls in to your mind and you are feeling overwhelmed. What is a person to do? Take a walk. It cannot be denied that when workers push away from their desks and computers and take a short jaunt, they return to their desks more productive and with…
Sunday, 23 November 2014 00:00

Quinoa, Squash, Avocado and Microgreen Timbale Stacks

Written by Emily S.
This tasty timbale stack recipe is exceedingly rich in nutrients that support our physical and mental health. A beautiful mix of creamy avocado, sweet squash and filling quinoa creates a delectable dish that the whole family is sure to enjoy. Ingredients: 2 cups butternut squash, peeled and cubed 2 tsp coconut oil 1/2 tbsp dried rosemary, crushed Sea salt Freshly ground black pepper 1 cup quinoa, soaked overnight and rinsed well 2 cups low sodium vegetable broth 1.5 tbsp limejuice 2.5 tbsp minced fresh parsley 1 tsp minced fresh basil…
Sunday, 23 November 2014 00:00

Archetypes and Symbols as Metaphors in Art

Written by Erin L.
Every person has their own personal language based on their individual experiences as they go through life. Often, people use the same words to communicate to one another. However, depending upon each person’s experiences and associations, those words may mean different things. For instance, the word “love” is used often and liberally to describe many things. To someone who has had positive experiences tied to what is expressed as “love” the word has a positive association to it. To someone who has had negative experiences associated with the word, they…
Saturday, 22 November 2014 00:00

Emotional Benefits of Pet Ownership

Written by Lori R.
Thank goodness it has been proven that pet ownership improves emotional health! Now I don’t feel the need to defend the number of animals I have in my home! While animals have long been used in mental health treatment and therapy to alleviate symptoms of depression and PTSD, pet ownership has also been found to improve our quality of life in a number of ways. There just might be an animal out there that is a good fit for you. The American Psychological Association has published three separate studies that…
Friday, 21 November 2014 00:00

Brrr… How The Cold Changes Our Mood

Written by Emily S.
To the dismay of most of the country, winter has made an early appearance this year. With blankets of snow covering Minnesota and temperatures well below average right here in Tennessee, it may be disheartening to realize that we still have roughly a month before the calendar even marks winter’s arrival. For some, this extended period of arctic air can be more than just a slight disappointment. Weather influences our mood significantly, and for most individuals the winter months carry with it a greater risk of depression. Many women suffer…
Thursday, 20 November 2014 00:00

Reach For The Stars

Written by Emily S.
Space exploration is always evolving, breaking barriers that were once thought impossible, and astounding the minds of everyone here on Earth. It provides us with a literal meaning of the adage “reach for the stars”. And this month, space discovery made history when the European Space Agency (ESA) landing a probe on a moving comet for the very first time. This is big news; it opens the door for huge discoveries to be made and a better understanding of our solar system. However, this historical event didn’t just happen with…
Wednesday, 19 November 2014 00:00

Your Brain On Insomnia

Written by Emily S.
There are various studies and a multitude of research that support the importance of getting enough sleep and rest. Sleep and mental health are so closely intertwined and complex that it can be hard to know for sure which disorder came first. In addition to the troubling effects poor sleep has on our emotional and mental health, insomnia has a major impact on our brain’s health too. Last month, CNN reported on a study that showed just how significant lack of sleep is in our brain’s health and function. A…
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