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Friday, 19 September 2014 00:00

The Bitter Facts About Sugar

Written by Emily S.
From the obvious offenders like donuts and candy, to not so obvious foods such as pasta and BBQ sauce, added sugar is in almost everything we eat. Despite the fact it is the cause of a wide range of modern day diseases and has no nutritional value, it comprises a large portion of many diets. Not only does sugar affect physical health, it has a lasting impact on emotional and mental health as well. Your Liver: Excess sugar turns into fat and is secreted by the liver; but occasionally this…
Thursday, 18 September 2014 00:00

Touchdown For Mental Health

Written by Emily S.
September means cool breezes and changing leaves, but for millions of Americans fall means pulling out that lucky football jersey and giant foam finger. Being a football fan means more than just attending games, cheering when your favorite team wins and venting when they lose. According to recent research in the UK, sports fandom has actually been shown to boost overall mental wellness in individuals of all ages. If you have ever been to a college or professional football game you probably understand the camaraderie that extends to all fellow…
Wednesday, 17 September 2014 00:00

Dreaming Without Limits

Written by Emily S.
Just as a flower cannot bloom without the proper care, our dreams cannot flourish unless we nurture and support them. We often limit our own abilities and dreams just by allowing ourselves to become engulfed in negative emotions and destructive thoughts. Here are 4 steps to help conquer restrictive thoughts and encourage us to be boundless in our pursuits. Accept all emotions: Learning to accept all emotions is a key skill for those struggling with mental health issues, especially borderline personality disorder. It can be challenging to accept painful, scary…
Tuesday, 16 September 2014 00:00

7 Mindful Questions To Ask Yourself Every Morning

Written by Emily S.
“What you do today is important because you are exchanging a day of your life for it.” -Unknown Imagine that each day could be the start of a life that is joyful and passionate - how liberating! What happened yesterday does not have to dictate today. Every morning is a new chance to remain focused and positive, and to refuse to let fear, depression or anxiety exhaust our efforts of living a fulfilled, healthy life by asking these seven mindful questions: Why am I here? This is probably the most…
Sunday, 14 September 2014 00:00

Marinated Hanger Steak With Blue Cheese Sauce

Written by Emily S.
Eating well is a significant part of building strong mental health. Taking time to cook our own food is one of those simple acts of self-care that has major benefits such as reducing depression, alleviating stress and calming anxiety. This recipe will make you feel like chef at a five-star restaurant. The rich flavor of hanger cut steak and the bold essence of the blue cheese sauce makes this dinner perfect for celebrating a special occasion or simply unwinding after a long day. Ingredients: 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon…
Sunday, 14 September 2014 00:00

5 Major Triggers For Internal Inflammation

Written by Emily S.
When we think of inflammation we often imagine a mosquito bite or an external heated, red area, but inflammation can also impact our body internally. Inflammation is our body’s way of telling us something is wrong. What we eat, what we do and what we feel all influence inflammation in the body. Acute inflammation that is left untreated is likely to turn into chronic inflammation, which contributes to heart disease, stress, anxiety, depression and a lowered immune system. Internal inflammation is caused by a variety of reasons, but these are…
Saturday, 13 September 2014 00:00

4 Tips To De-Stress Your Commute

Written by Emily S.
Whether we are rushing to work or hurrying to get home, morning commutes and 5 o’clock congestion can easily become the most stressful part of our day. Traffic is an unfortunate part of life that we have no control over except when it comes to how we choose to deal with it. Make time. First and foremost, give yourself enough time to arrive on time to your destination. If you are constantly stressed during your commute because you are counting down the minutes, then plan on leaving 10 minutes earlier…
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