Am I self-medicating?

Everyone deals with stress differently. And, the last year has been filled with a ton of different emotions – anger, anxiety, stress, sadness. Everyone is looking for a way to relax and just shut everything out. You may find yourself reaching for a drink, lighting up a joint, or taking prescriptions to fall asleep or…

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Erasing the Stigma Surrounding Mental Health

it's okay not to be okay

It’s Time To Talk About Mental Health Recently, Olympic gymnast Simone Biles revealed she was struggling with mental health issues that ultimately prevented her from competing in some Olympic events. Her courage in going public with these issues has been widely applauded, and has helped to reduce the stigma that often surrounds mental illness in…

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Tips for Body Positivity

Loving You. Just the Way You Are.   When you consider that 94% of girls have been body-shamed by the time they get to high school, it’s understandable that as a woman you might see loving your body as it is as a big challenge. Body positivity is a movement that represents appreciation, respect, and…

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Biking, Mindfulness & Mental Health

Cycling Connects and Calms Your Mind Cycling is an exercise that is easily accessible and offers many health benefits. For instance, cycling causes all of your muscles to move, which increases strength and flexibility. It can also improve mental and emotional health. You can also combine cycling and mediation for a more mindful boost to your…

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Returning to Work? Tips for Minding Your Mental Health

Managing Anxiety When Returning to Work We can all agree that our lives look a lot different than they did a year ago. Gradually, we are happy to resume our normal activities. But many of us still have a sense of anxiety especially when it comes to returning to work – especially if we are…

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13 Ways to Stop Being a People-Pleaser

There’s nothing inherently wrong with being nice or kind to someone else. In fact, it’s a pretty valuable trait. But it can also be something we do to avoid disappointing others or put pressure on ourselves to live up to an ideal image. A lot of people-pleasers consciously choose to act this way because they…

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How to talk to your teen about eating disorders

Being a teenager is hard between peer pressure and physical and emotional changes, many teens develop eating disorders. To help protect your child, it is important to understand the signs of an eating disorder and know how to talk to your son or daughter about healthy eating habits. Signs and symptoms of teen eating disorders…

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Creating A Playlist For Your Health

We all have a favorite song. Some of us may crank up the music when working out or keep things more private by just singing in the shower. Either way, there is no doubt that music makes us feel good. And in some cases, it can even make us healthier. Music can relax the mind,…

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Joy On The Job – Creating a More Joyful Workplace

Take a minute to think about something that gives you joy – that little something that puts a smile on your face. Chances are that when you thought of joy your job wasn’t the first thing that came to mind. Joy and work don’t often go hand-in-hand. We all spend a lot of time at…

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Gardening for Mental Health

Researchers at the University of York have found that gardening can have positive a positive effect on mental health issues (https://tinyurl.com/y9lwabtj). The researchers undertook a systematic review of previous scholarship on gardening as a mental health intervention, and found that the studies all reported a positive outcome. These positive outcomes included reduced symptoms of depression…

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