mental health

How to Make Your Fears The Greatest Blessing of Your Life 

What are your greatest fears? What your fears reveal about who you are? Are you willing to move out of the safety of your cocoon and soar into the places that scare you, so you may truly live?  I used to work 60-hour workweeks. I used to have panic attacks. I used to wear lots of make-up, high heels and push up bras. I used to care so much about the opinions of others that I would live my life trying to please my partner, friends, family, and social media followers. If only I’d known sooner there was a high-speed ticket out of this pretty-pleasing-perfectionism-lifestyle. My fears turned out to be my way out of the corset I had put myself in. Those fears that told me I wasn’t good enough, I wasn’t doing enough, I wasn’t pretty enough, I wasn’t successful enough. I found that the fears that held me in their grip for so many years were holding the key to my freedom all along.... Read More...
Can Smoking Cause Serious Mental Health Problems?

Can Smoking Cause Serious Mental Health Problems?

Smokers die an average of ten years earlier than nonsmokers, and that’s not all. In the United States, 41 thousand people die every year from complications related to secondhand smoke. Anyone who struggles to quit smoking, however, already knows these facts. They have likely heard them or read them over and over again. People who smoke often enjoy the action, and many use smoking as a coping mechanism for other underlying mental health problems. Quitting smoking is an enormous hurdle because it isn’t just about getting your nicotine fix. It is also an activity with a physical habit. ... Read More...

How to Make Your Studying More Fun

Being a student often means enduring high pressures. Lots of classes, information to process, homework, deadlines, and other challenges often lead to various mental health problems such as stress, anxiety, insomnia and so forth. Does it always have to be like that? Despite a common belief, studying can become a way of relaxation. There are plenty of scientifically proven techniques that make learning routine soothing and more fun. ... Read More...

Stay in The Game: How to Put a Better Focus on Men’s Mental Health

The statistics around men’s mental health do not make for a good read. It is imperative that we do more to understand why this is the case and get good messages out because it may be lifesaving! Today on International Men’s Day I was honored to deliver a talk to some of the men of our community on good practices for male mental health. Let me add now that these practices are not specific to men, but as its International Men’s Day the opportunity to focus the delivery was taken! ... Read More...

How to Breathe Your Way to Inner Calm and Peace

From a young age, we've been told to whenever we get frustrated or stressed to take a deep breath and calm down. Indeed, the slow inhale and exhale helped us release tension and relieve the stress that we were experiencing at that moment. What we didn't understand as kids, and what more researchers come to affirm, is that our breath is one of the powerful master keys into unlocking mental clarity and stillness of the mind. It is possible to breathe your way to inner calm and peace.... Read More...

8 Simple Ways to De-Stress When You Can’t Take Time Off

What to do when you need a vacation but can't take one?  We live in the ever-changing turbulent world, and sometimes life can be particularly tough. We are constantly being pulled in a million different directions and can struggle to keep head above the water coping with the pressure that we are under by the factors outside of our control. Most of us could use some help – a gentle nudge to point us in the right direction to improve mental health, to change our approach to life, suffer less and feel more content.... Read More...

How to Save Yourself From Drowning in Other People’s Expectations

In the last few years, we have heard the term Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) more and more in popular culture. An estimated 1 in 5 people have the SPS (Sensory Processing Sensitivity) trait, which is the scientific term behind the more colloquial term Highly Sensitive Person, popularized by Dr. Elaine Aron’s groundbreaking book of the same name. If you have the SPS trait and are an HSP, you are hardwired to notice subtleties that other people miss. You are also highly tuned in to other people’s emotions and moods.... Read More...

How to Stop the War in Your Mind and Find Peace

Why am I so unproductive? Am I going to accomplish anything worthwhile in this life? Why am I such an introvert? When will I stop punishing myself? Sometimes the pit of self-absorption deepens until you can’t escape by normal means. And although you really would like to climb out, digging yourself deeper is so temptingly easy. But there are ways of stopping the war in your mind and finding peace...... Read More...

How to Be Free, Fulfilled and Live the Life of Your Dreams

We all want to be free, to feel fulfilled and live the life of our wildest dreams. But every day we deal with limiting beliefs, fears and negative thought patterns that keep us from living our best life. However, what we need to remember is that we ALWAYS have the power to break through any obstacles that stand in the way, even when that obstacle is temporary darkness of your own mind also known as depression. ... Read More...

Why Depression is so Hard to Deal with in Your Twenties?

Our twenties often feel challenging and like it's the final stage of growing up. You're hit with the brunt of new responsibilities, mental growth, and emotional development. This can have an enormous influence on your mind and mental state. Most people aren’t ready for this, which is why there are some negative things that accompany this period. Here are some reasons why depression is so hard to deal with in your twenties.... Read More...

4 Ways You Can Put up a Good Fight Against Anxiety

According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), anxiety targets 18.1% of adults. It’s quite a high percentage considering it affects nearly 1 in 5 Americans (or over 40 million people). If you’re one of those affected and you’re looking to do something to reduce periods of anxiety or fight it off completely, have a look at some of the methods below that will give you the best chance of success.... Read More...

How to Turn Depression Into a Powerful Tool for Creativity

There are a lot of times in your life where things do not go your way. Every person has different criteria and way of dealing with things. Some get out of trouble without having to even ask for help; while others may suffer so much that they start getting bouts of depression marked by periods of anxiety and inner turmoil. There are multiple ways to battle depression and live a healthy life, and even though depression affects all of us differently, it has its effects more on a creative person.... Read More...

How To Design a Home That Supports Healthy Sleep

Healthy sleep is an integral part of living well. However, with the cadence of modern life, it can be difficult to create a sleep schedule that leaves you feeling rested and ready for the day ahead. If you have been wondering how to design a home and life that supports healthy sleep, here are a few tips to get you started.... Read More...

How to Improve Mental Health Without Medication

How to improve mental health is becoming a topic that more people are talking openly about. This, in turn, has increased the general public’s awareness and desire to do something about the issue. This raised interest has led to several advances in treating and improving mental health without medication.... Read More...

3 Steps You Need to Take When You Want to Set Healthy Boundaries

To take care of yourself properly, you need to start setting healthy boundaries. But how can you start to overcome feelings of intense guilt and begin to prioritize your own needs? Please, remember that setting healthy boundaries will be the most important self-care action you will ever make because practicing self-care also benefit those around you.... Read More...

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