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Thursday, 02 October 2014 00:00

Music And Our Mood

Written by Emily S.
The first day of October is recognized as International Music Day. From classical to the Billboard top 10, music is a diverse and fundamental part of life. It is certainly no secret that listening to music can impact the way we feel; for example Taylor Swift is known for creating songs perfect for after-breakups while Pharrell’s “Happy” song can spark cohesive humming around the world. In fact, music’s influence has been scientifically proven. According to The Journal of Positive Psychology, studies have shown that music does have the power to…
Wednesday, 01 October 2014 00:00

25 Things To Do This Autumn

Written by Emily S.
Autumn is such an enchanting time, especially here at the foothills of the Smoky Mountains. There is so much natural beauty to take in, the changing color of the leaves, cool breeze and the smell of pumpkin lingering through the crisp air. Sadly this season seems be over in a flash. Here are 25 fun fall activities that will nurture your emotional and mental health to take advantage of before the cold winter arrives! See fall foliage: Take a quaint drive or mindful walk through the rows of golden yellow…
Monday, 29 September 2014 00:00

Dangers Of College Drinking

Written by Emily S.
The university setting can be a tempting place for many; from tailgates, homecoming and nights out, drinking is often glorified and even promoted in the college atmosphere. According to The National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) roughly 80 percent of university students consume alcohol and half of those report binge drinking, making college often synonymous with alcohol. According to an article published by the National Public Radio, a national survey showed the low price of alcohol and increased availability around college campuses played a significant role in increased…
Sunday, 28 September 2014 00:00

Salmon With Chickpea Ragu

Written by Emily S.
When discussing “brain food” salmon is destined to come up in conversation. Salmon is rich in nutrients such as fatty acids and iodine that have been shown to improve mental health by alleviating depression and stabilizing moods. Mix in some buttery chickpeas for a complete dinner that promotes total health! Ingredients: 1 Tablespoon olive oil 1 small onion, chopped 1 large carrot, peeled and diced 1 large zucchini, diced 2 clove garlic, minced 2 tablespoons tomato paste 4 cups low-sodium chicken broth 1 15.5-ounce can chickpeas (preferably low-sodium) drained and…
Friday, 26 September 2014 00:00

Creating an Emotional Crisis Plan

Written by Emily S.
Ebola is continuing to spread through the western countries of Africa, causing widespread devastation. The New York Times reports the virus has already claimed more than 2,600 lives and shows no signs of stopping. In the United States, we are lucky enough that Ebola is not a real threat to our lives and those of our loved ones. Experts from the World Health Organization report the risk for Ebola showing up in the U.S. is extremely low. Although we are not directly threatened by the destruction that is demolishing West…
Friday, 26 September 2014 00:00

Does TV Stress Us Out?

Written by Emily S.
Along with fall fashion, cooler weather and the release of Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spice Latte, the end of September is synonymous with the return of our favorite TV shows. It has been more than 75 years since the TV was introduced at the World’s Fair in 1939. In 2011, the New York Times reported 96.7 percent of households in the United States own a television, making it one of the most popular pastimes. Research has shown that the average American spends nearly 5 hours a day watching television. Many view TV…
Thursday, 25 September 2014 00:00

The Disruptive Side Of Innovation

Written by Emily S.
With the much-anticipated launch of the latest iPhone 6 and the announcement of the brand new Apple watch, the tech craze has been re-ignited. There is no denying that technology is innovative and offers major improvements to society, including apps that watch our calorie intake, give us fitness tips, keep us organized using calendars and on time with alarm clocks. However, even with these helpful and convenient advancements we cannot ignore the mental health impact of never unplugging. Disruptive sleep: The light from laptops, smart phones and the soon-to-be Apple…
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