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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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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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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Avoiding Thanksgiving Stress

Does the Thanksgiving weekend bring memories of fun times with family, playing football outside in the crunchy leaves and shopping until you drop? Or is it more like a nightmare of tipsy relatives bickering and complaining? Does preparing the Thanksgiving meal give you enjoyment or is a herculean task that has you stressed from Halloween…

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When It’s All About Me: Recognizing Narcissism

We all know THAT person. Someone who always has to be the center of attention or continually brags about themselves. You might call that person self-absorbed or narcissistic. But there’s a difference between being self-absorbed and having narcissistic personality disorder (NPD). NDP is a mental illness. People with NPD have an inflated idea of themselves and…

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5 Signs You Need a Mental Health Check-Up

What do you usually do when you’re in physical pain? In all likelihood, you visit a doctor, get a diagnosis, and start treatment. It sounds pretty straightforward, right? And yet, when it comes to your mental health, you choose to ignore the symptoms, brush them under the carpet, and hope they’ll go away on their…

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Understanding Addiction

Addiction is a chronic and complex disease that affects millions of lives. This can often lead to confusion and misunderstanding on just how addiction can impact someone’s body and brain. If you or someone you love is suffering from addiction, it is important to know that addiction can not be fought on sheer willpower alone.…

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