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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Understanding Recovery to Strengthen Your Sobriety

Getting sober and staying that way takes time and effort. When you have a better understanding of the process of addiction recovery, your chances of long term sobriety improve. No matter what is going on in your life, if you are addicted to substances, it’s time to get the help you need. Addiction only gets…

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How To Practice Good Sleep Hygiene

Sleeping is one of the most important things you can do for your physical and emotional health.  It is the foundation upon which all other healthy factors are built. People perform best with 7-9 hours of sleep per night.  Like oral hygiene and physical health, there are things you can do to help optimize your…

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Coping with Body Shaming – A Guide for Parents

No matter how much you strive to teach your child that bodies come in all shapes and sizes—it’s likely they will be body shamed at some point. How do you help your child deal with this form of bullying?  Having a good body image helps kids feel confident. Children with a poor body image don’t…

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Is Social Media Affecting Your Mental Health?

It’s hard to imagine a world without social media. According to Social Media Today, the average person spends at least three hours on social media every day – almost as much time spent on eating and drinking, socializing, and grooming! All this social media time can negatively impact on our mental health causing anxiety, feelings of…

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Ways to Deal With Insomnia (Naturally)

5 Natural Remedies For Insomnia Insomnia is one of the biggest problems facing people today, with 30% of the population reporting some symptoms according to a National Sleep Foundation survey. Insomnia can increase anxiety and depression, reduce your productivity, and cause serious health problems over time. Getting to sleep can feel impossible for some people,…

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A Sunny Disposition: Sunlight and Mental Health

Too much direct sunlight on your skin can be harmful. But moderate exposure to the sun’s rays is vital for physical and mental health. The natural cycles of daylight and darkness, known to science as “the circadian rhythm,” control the release of important mood-altering hormones in the brain.   Exposure to sunlight triggers production of…

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