Is Facebook Bad for Your Mental Health?
Ping. Ping ping ping. Swoosh. Ping. Oh hi. Hello. I’m sorry, I didn’t see you there. Ping. Sorry. Okay, I’ll put this thing away. I posted a video of my dog on Facebook this afternoon; he learned to hula hoop. I had to share. The people love it. Ping ping ping. That’s one way toRead more »
Prioritize Your Mental Health in 2017
While your friends and family are resolving to cook more dinners at home; to lose 50 pounds; to travel more; or to check seeing Tom Petty in concert off the old bucket list, but you’re starting smaller: with yourself. You’ve decided the year 2017 is the year of you. 2017 is the year you haveRead more »
Mindfulness & Self Care Are Key to Relieving Holiday Stress
It’s the hap-happiest season of all With those holiday greetings and gay happy meetings When friends come to call It’s the hap-happiest season of all For some of us, the holiday season dredges up more feelings of stress and anxiety than it does feelings of comfort and joy. The family gatherings, buying gifts and theRead more »
When Your Way is the Right Way: The Methodology of Persuasion
To be persuasive is an important skill that can help you get ahead — and make you happier — at work, at home, and in social situations, too. But that’s not all it’ll do: Learning the tricks of persuasion can also provide unique insight into how and when they’re being used on you. Consider theRead more »
Mental Illness Is Not a Four-Letter Word. Know the Warning Signs.
“Mental illness isn’t something that can happen to me. Not to my family.” The thing is, it could happen. You might be surprised to learn just how common mental disorders are; an estimated 54 million Americans suffer from some form of mental disorder in a given year. Even given these numbers, most families are caughtRead more »
Your Brain Deserves a Break This Summer: Take It & Be Mindful
The kids are out of school, and pretty much everyone in the office is checked out. It’s vacation season. Nearly half (45 percent) of all Americans who vacation do so in the summer months, July more specifically. To Florida or California, DC or New York, the Caribbean Islands or Europe: We go on vacation toRead more »
Can Meditation Help Your Relationship?
It is no secret relationships take a lot of work: communication, dedication, trust, and friendship. Successfully navigating these waters also centers around personal mindfulness, that is the act of staying active and present in a situation. Mindfulness allows you to observe your thoughts and feelings from a distance without inherent judgment on the situation. MindfulnessRead more »
Take Psychotherapy to the Next Level with Guided Meditation
Meditation is an excellent way to achieve a state of mental calm and clarity. Numerous scientific studies have shown performing 20 minutes of meditation daily provide countless health and mental benefits. These benefits include: a decrease in depression and anxiety, an increase in disease immunity, and a huge jump in the ability to focus. MeditationRead more »
Meditate & Be Mindful: It’s Good for Your Health
Stop. Take a deep breath. Meditate. The practice of mindfulness is one that is growing ever more widely talked about. The world is moving faster; stress levels are higher; and more and more people are coming to understand the benefits of meditation and mindfulness. But what are those benefits exactly? They’re many. The practice —Read more »
Fermented Foods May Help Relieve Social Anxiety Symptoms
Do you struggle with social anxiety? Do you find it difficult to connect with people on a personal level in social settings? Are you sick and tired of feeling uncomfortable at parties? Did you know there’s food you can eat to relieve social anxiety? It’s true, according to a research study to be published inRead more »