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Clear Your Heart for a Fresh Start and Forgive

Tuesday, 15 January 2019 16:23  by Anna B.
Start your year fresh with a gift to yourself - forgiveness. Forgiveness, whether it be given to yourself or others, is one of the greatest gifts of all time. In order to forgive others, however, you must first forgive yourself. Many times, we harbor feelings of guilt over actions we’ve taken in our past. Forgiveness, in any form, leads to freedom for yourself. On our path to freedom, we must release ourselves from these chains of guilt and be gentle with ourselves in order to move forward. Take the time…

Five Benefits of Getting Fresh Air

Tuesday, 15 January 2019 14:31  by Anna K.
In this day and age, more and more people are spending less time outside and more time indoors doing stationary activities. After all, with the world wide web at your fingertips, you can do everything online, from shopping to meeting up with friends on social media. Recent years have also seen a rise in physical and mental health disorders. Could the two things be related? Could the fact that we're not getting outside into the fresh air be hurting our overall health? There is a reason so many people put…
The desire to connect with other people is a universal need. Relationships, whether they're with a significant other, a family member or a friend, enhance your happiness and give you a sense of belonging. Even though social relationships are an essential part of a fulfilling life, it takes good communication to foster and grow that bond. Sadly, people don't always know how to express themselves constructively, which can lead to poor communication in the relationship. When we don't know how to properly tell another person what we're thinking or feeling…

How Anxiety Can Affect Your Sleep

Monday, 31 December 2018 13:37  by Taylor B.
Can you recall a time when worrying has kept you awake? Maybe you couldn't stop thinking about problems with work or relationships, and the hours ticked away before your eyes. If worrisome thoughts and anxiety regularly prevent you from sleeping, it's understandable if you feel helpless or frustrated. Not being able to sleep can make anxiety worse, and soon, you might feel stuck in an endless cycle. Anxiety and sleep issues often go together. If you can't sleep due to anxiety, you are far from alone. Millions do not get…

Turning from SAD to GLAD This Winter Season

Wednesday, 26 December 2018 14:13  by SEO
As the winter months are on us and daylight becomes shorter, many people can’t shake the feeling of sadness. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), also known as winter depression, affects more than 11 million Americans. Depression signs such as sluggishness, weight gain, food cravings and fatigue can occur when the lack of Vitamin D from sun exposure during the shorter daylight hours disrupts our sense of balance and our internal body clock. The changing of the seasons doesn’t have to change our mood though. Try using the following tips to turn…

Healthy Family Relationships

Tuesday, 18 December 2018 08:51  by Abigail M.
Families are unique. Each family has its quirks and idiosyncrasies, and no family is perfect. The most important aspect of family is that you are there to support and love each other through all of life's circumstances. However, sometimes dysfunction is a weed that hides among the flowers, quietly killing off what makes the family bond so beautiful. When we grow up in a certain kind of environment, it seems normal. For that reason, it may be difficult to figure out if your family is healthy or unhealthy. The goal…

Signs of Anxiety in College Students

Friday, 14 December 2018 18:41  by Anna B.
On college campuses across the nation, psychological health is a growing concern. Most universities provide mental health clinics where students can receive help if needed, but not everyone takes advantage of these opportunities. One of the most pressing mental health concerns among college students is anxiety. About 40 percent of students on campus struggle with some form of anxiety. Anxious feelings can be natural. After all, between finals, presentations in front of your class and concerns about the future, nervousness and stress are bound to crop up from time to…

How to Recognize Depression in Your Spouse

Wednesday, 12 December 2018 18:25  by Theresa S.
Most people have heard of depression and have a basic understanding of what it is. Yet when it sneaks into a marriage, some spouses have a difficult time recognizing that their husband or wife is depressed. That's because depression doesn't always look the same. After all, people don't generally walk around saying "I feel sad and hopeless." Everyone is unique, which means your spouse may display the symptoms of this disorder in different ways. Common Signs of Depression in Your Spouse As the most common mental disorder in the United…

Blackberry Mocktails

Tuesday, 04 December 2018 17:17  by Anna M.
Did you know blackberries have numerous health benefits? Here are a few: packed with vitamin C, high in fiber and high in magnesium! Not only can you enjoy them alone blackberries can be made into a delicious Mocktail for your gathering or just for fun. Blackberry Lemon Mocktail Serves 1 Ingredients: 1/3 cup fresh blackberries 1/2 lemon (juiced) 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract 1/2 tsp. honey or more Sparkling Water Rosemary or Mint for Garnish Instructions: Muddle blackberries, lemon juice, vanilla, honey, and a splash of the sparkling water. Pour mixture…

Tricks to Survive Family Gatherings

Tuesday, 04 December 2018 17:11  by Molly P.
Plan, prepare, create and give to help ensure wellness before and after a family gathering. Plan Gatherings roll smoothly when there is a conversation and entertainment plan like games, fun videos, a news board etc. For a much better chance of success, have a plan A and plan B in case things suddenly go quiet and awkward. Prepare Design a task list for your guests who want to help. They can scatter cozy throws, pretty pillows, flowers and candles. A good hostess does best when she accepts help and has…
Having a baby is an exciting and unforgettable experience for new moms. However, it also brings about new challenges, like adjusting to life with a newborn, lack of sleep and getting to know this new person in your life. Before giving birth, you probably expected to feel nothing but happy and proud. However, many women develop something called the baby blues. When this happens, feelings of stress, weepiness, vulnerability and forgetfulness are extremely common. In fact, anywhere from 70 to 80 percent of women experience the baby blues. The baby…

Symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)

Thursday, 15 November 2018 19:42  by Amy R.
Pervasive feelings of confusion and instability can become an everyday experience in the life of someone with borderline personality disorder, or BPD. Imagine living every day on a roller coaster and never knowing if you'll experience high highs or low lows. If you have BPD, these constantly changing emotions can leave you feeling scared and defenseless. Unfortunately, it's not always easy to diagnose BPD as it's often confused with other mood disorders like bipolar disorder. If everything in your life feels unstable — relationships, your mood and even the way…

Postpartum Depression (PPD) Facts & Statistics

Wednesday, 07 November 2018 19:28  by Ally M.
The birth of a child is a joyous event for new mothers. This brand new life brings a huge variety of changes, from sleepless nights and adjustments in your daily schedule to unbelievable happiness at every milestone your baby reaches, like their first smile or coo. How could something so wonderful be tainted by any sadness? Unfortunately, for many women, postpartum depression (PPD) can overshadow the birth of a child with a deep sense of sadness, exhaustion and extreme anxiety. PPD is a mood disorder that occurs after childbirth. It…

Talking to Family About Your Mental Health

Monday, 29 October 2018 15:31  by Amber M.
Opening up about your mental health problems can feel extremely risky. You never know how people will react, even those in your own family. Ideally, when your family knows you have a mental illness, they will act as a source of support, offering encouragement and understanding. However, opening up to them may be a daunting task. Many people are afraid that their loved ones will judge them, treat them differently or feel uncomfortable around them. This stress leads many to keep their mental health issues a closely held secret. If…
Everyone needs food to survive. It provides the energy and nutrients we need to perform tasks and make it through daily activities. However, for a variety of reasons, sometimes people develop an unhealthy relationship with food. What Does It Mean to Have a Healthy Relationship With Food? The food we put into our bodies has a direct and long-term impact on our health and wellbeing. You should be mindful of what you eat — both the types of foods you consume and the amount you eat. When you have a…
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