We all know that exercise improves our physical health but it can also improve mental health as well. Physical activity stimulates the release of certain positive chemicals that help boost your mood and allow you to relax. If you exercise regularly, it can also help you feel better about your body and boost your confidence. …Continue Reading »
If you know someone who is struggling with depression, you may not always know the best ways to help and comfort them. We’ve put together a list of 8 things you can do to support your loved one through their depression:
1. Encourage them to get treatment.
Depression is more than just sadness, it is a medical …Continue Reading »
Talking about the things that you are struggling with and the concerns that you have can really help illuminate a path to overcoming your problems. It may feel uncomfortable or embarrassing to open up, but sometimes it’s the best course of action. Therapy can provide emotional support, give you new ideas for how to cope, …Continue Reading »
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.
How can I tell …Continue Reading »
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
You’ve probably noticed that you …Continue Reading »
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 »