Have you ever had someone in your life remind you to “stop and smell the roses”? Perhaps this particular phrase had an impact on you. Maybe it inspired you to slow down during a time in life where you were moving too quickly. As you reflected on all the days you had spent confined in your busy reality, you had
When was the last time you were with your friend as they reorganized their closet, remarking how they are “so OCD about cleaning”? Knowing how rigorous they can sometimes be about tidiness, chances are you both laughed off this cute quirk about them. As with many other situations, conditions, and disorders in life, unless one has personal experience with or
Surviving winter in Seattle is something Northwesterners have learned to do year after year. But why survive when you can thrive? The cold, dark months ahead can really impact the way some people feel. The grays that fill the coastline along with shorter days can cause some to feel more sadness and less energy. Maybe you find yourself wanting to
September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. It’s a month dedicated to helping raise awareness of suicide prevention across the world. It’s important to remember that we can all help prevent suicide by understanding the issues concerning suicide and mental health. Here are a few ways you can help prevent suicide and end the stigma surrounding mental health. Depression is more
Here we are more than six months into the coronavirus outbreak and it’s clear we still have a long road ahead. This is a distressing, uncertain time. Maybe you are grieving the loss of a loved one or the loss of your day to day routine before the outbreak. Perhaps you are experiencing financial stress or job loss. You may
Did you know that one simple step could help save 100,000 lives? Certainly a shocking statistic! According to the National Commission on Prevention Priorities, if 90 percent of adults were to receive an annual wellness visit and their age-appropriate health screenings, 100,000 Americans would avoid a preventable death every year. You read that right. Preventative care can help save 100,000
Feeling down in the dumps lately? Tired of the way things are in life? Angry about the cause and actions of what’s happening downtown? Sick of feeling stuck in a mindless routine day after day? We all go through times when it feels like we’re in a rut. It’s not uncommon to feel like you’re just going through the motions,
Before COVID-19, a little bit of worry was just part of life. Now, heightened levels of anxiety seem to be universal. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, approximately 40 million Americans suffer from diagnosed anxiety. But now we’re living through unprecedented and challenging times full of concerns about our health and the economy, everyone is prone to
Mindfulness is a new buzzword that’s turned into a multibillion-dollar industry. From meditation apps like Calm and Headspace to yoga and meditation studios popping up around every corner, it’s clear that the mindfulness movement is in full swing. But what is mindfulness exactly and why all the hype? We live in a hyperconnected world where it’s easy for us to
Let’s face it, we all deal with stress to some extent. This is especially true during these uncertain times. Stress is a natural response to a perceived threat (the fight-or-flight response) that dates bac k to our ancestors. Not all stress is bad However, when you feel stressed, your body experiences a collection of changes known as your stress response.
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