When you suffer from an advanced mental health disorder, ‘hope’ can become an overused term over time. Maybe you started out looking for hope. But now, you are just looking for solutions. You know that it’s important to have hope, but it isn’t easy because you only find more of the same in your search for solutions. Perhaps at one
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
We all experience emotional pain and heartache in life that is difficult enough to endure, so why is it that we continue to relive that pain? Why is it so hard just to let go of the past and move on? Whether it’s a past relationship or a failure that you continue to play over and over in your mind,
The past year has been full of adjustments and challenges. We’ve all had to continuously pivot and adapt to a new way of life – the ‘new normal.’ Now we’re more than a year into the pandemic. Luckily, there’s hope and positivity surrounding the vaccine, and we’re looking forward to brighter days ahead! But these unprecedented times have taken a
What does being vulnerable mean to you? Unfortunately, it’s a word that comes with a lot of negative associations. For example, many of the definitions of vulnerability focus on being weak, defenseless, powerless, passive, and feeble. The problem is so many people view vulnerability as a flaw and a sign of weakness. They hold back questions and gloss over failures
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
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,
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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