How Food Affects Your Mood
A healthy diet can have a profoundly positive effect on your mood and overall wellbeing. Negative eating patterns characterized by an abundance of packaged meals, take out dinners, processed and red meats and snacks high in sugar have been connected to depression, stress, anxiety and bipolar disorder. An unbalanced diet such …Continue Reading »
What is Perfectionism?
There is nothing wrong with having high standards for yourself and aiming for clear, attainable goals. However, some people take things too far and set standards for themselves that are either extremely difficult or downright impossible to achieve. This strong need for success in all things is known as perfectionism.
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Generalized Anxiety Disorder
GAD is characterized by chronic worrying, nervousness, and tension. People with this anxiety disorder worry about things even when there is no need to and have a tendency to predict negative outcomes. They may also worry about important things that everybody worries about, such as money, health and family, but they take …Continue Reading »
Sleep is a life-sustaining activity just like eating and breathing. If you have a positive, healthy sleep pattern, you have more physical energy to get you through the day, more mental strength to help you in work or at school, and more emotional stability to help you handle stress.
Importance of Sleep
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What is Body Image?
According to Rice University, “body image is the way you perceive and relate to your body, and how you think others see you.” Your body image can be heavily influenced by your culture, the media and your peers. We are constantly receiving messages about how we should feel and think about our …Continue Reading »
Growing up, we are taught to be kind and respectful in the way that we speak to and about others, but not much teaching is done on the subject of how we speak to ourselves.
The way that we speak to and think about ourselves has a profound effect on our ability to be happy and …Continue Reading »
Music is a big part of our lives. It’s on the radio, in movies, and we even catch ourselves singing a tune in the shower on occasion. We use music to enhance our many different moods. We can use it to gear up for a big game. We also use it to motivate us to …Continue Reading »
We don’t want to admit it, but exercise is good for us. Not only does it keep us physically healthy, it can improve our mental health as well. Simple activities such as taking a walk or getting in a quick workout at the gym can reduce stress, anxiety and even depression.
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Stress can affect every aspect of your life. From work, to home life, to your social interactions, stress can be a heavy weight on your shoulders. While there are some stresses that you have no control over, but there are some stresses that you can actively reduce. One way to reduce some stress is to …Continue Reading »
During this time of year the air is filled with high expectations of joy and happiness and peace on earth good will to men. Well, for some, this simply isn’t the most wonderful time of the year. In fact, therapist of Salt Lake City Utah realize that holidays can have a way of causing …Continue Reading »