mental health

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...

How to Stay Calm When it Feels Like Your Life is About to Fall Apart

Listen, I wish I could tell you it gets better, but it doesn’t get better. You get better. Joan Rivers said these words back in 2011, talking about her calling as a comedian and actress. But – as it goes with insightful thoughts conjured up by vibrant minds – Joan’s words stretch far beyond the context in which they came to life.... Read More...

From Hopeless to Hopeful: How to Rebuild Your Life

Everyone has pain. No one gets through life without scratches and bruises and scars. But if you can learn how to rebuild your life after experiencing intense deep pain, it becomes easier to see that pain has a purpose. Pain can lead us from hopeless to hopeful.... Read More...

How to Use Feeling Deeply as a Superpower for Good

Is it even possible to have too much empathy? Empathy is a good thing, right? Think about it, those mirror neurons in your brain; they are the enablers helping you to perceive and deeply experience the emotions of all of those around you. When those mirror neurons are hyperactive, however, you find yourself reacting a bit more strongly to the suffering and pain of others. Also, you may develop physical symptoms in response to those in distress. This is why it's important to ask: Can we use feeling deeply as a superpower for good? Is it possible?... Read More...

How to Find Peace and Joy & Release Deep Emotional Pain

Until you allow yourself to fully embrace that you are 100% responsible for writing your own future, there will be always this slight disconnect between where you are and what you think about where you’re at. You can always choose to turn pain into incredible power. Start working out where the pain stems from, understand that there's a lesson to be learned, and turn your new knowledge into massive positive action, and see yourself coming through any suffering a stronger, more resilient person.... Read More...

7 Simple Ways to Improve Your Mental Health

On average, 1 in every 5 Americans experiences mental health issues each year. While some struggles may seem impossible to overcome, I’ve learned that by taking baby steps, you can start moving in the right direction. Reaching a healthy mental state is a constant battle, but the journey toward contentment is one of the most rewarding experiences. Here are some of the biggest lessons I’ve learned from transforming my mental health.... Read More...

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