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owning your feelings

How to Take Ownership of Your Feelings

Managing your response to others’ behavior is an essential part of personal growth and healthy relationships. People who develop the skill of identifying and labeling their feelings are less likely to engage in destructive behaviors like substance abuse or self-harm, and more likely to have a positive outlook on...


physical and mental health

The Link Between Physical and Mental Health

August is the 21st annual Happiness Happens Month, which means trying to do at least one thing each day that spreads joy to others, while making you happy. There’s no shortage of health advice in this world, but most of it focuses exclusively on physical health, not how to...


mental hygiene

Practicing Mental Hygiene During COVID-19

Everyone copes with stress differently, but there’s no doubt we’re living through a uniquely traumatic time in our lives. Worrying about what can happen in this rapidly changing world can be overwhelming. Social distancing measures, while necessary to avoid spreading the coronavirus, can make people feel isolated and worsen...


work addiction

Work Addiction: The Crisis Nobody Is Talking About

Working tirelessly to earn promotions and the respect of your peers is a uniquely American concept. The U.S. has become the most overworked developed nation in the world, with the majority of people working more than 40 hours a week to stay competitive. This phenomenon has resulted in thousands...


neuroplasticity

How the Brain Can Heal Itself After Addiction

Think of a time when you had to learn a new skill, such as tying your shoes, typing or driving a car. At first, those activities were probably challenging for you because the fine motor skills you need to do them weren’t in place yet. Now, though, you can...


antidepressants

Types of Antidepressants: SSRIs, SNRIs, MAOIs and More

If you struggle with depression, your doctor might prescribe you an antidepressant to manage your symptoms and help you live a more well-balanced life. Though these drugs are not the only remedy for coping with depression, they have allowed millions of people to find relief and enjoyment in their...


psychnological trauma

Combating Psychological Trauma Due to COVID-19

The coronavirus outbreak has transformed nearly every aspect of our lives, from our daily interactions with family, friends and co-workers to the way we prepare to leave the house. Some experts have cautioned that such an abrupt transition can have severe effects on our mental health, including the symptoms...


panic attack

Panic Attacks May Mimic COVID-19 Symptoms – How to Tell Them Apart

If you’ve been experiencing heightened anxiety during the coronavirus pandemic, you’re not alone. It’s understandable to feel some apprehension about the unknown, especially when the need to “flatten the curve” has left many of us homebound indefinitely.  Whether you’ve previously had several panic attacks or are worried about experiencing them...


mental health month

May Is Mental Health Month 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has highlighted our mental health needs more than ever before. Since May is Mental Health Month 2020, it’s crucial to stop and review some straightforward ways you can improve your mental well-being.   1. Learn the Art of Self-Forgiveness Even if you’re consistently good at forgiving other people for...


grief in isolation

Working Through Grief in Isolation

If you’ve been feeling unsettled and out of sorts due to coronavirus, you’re not alone. The rapid transmission of the pandemic has altered our world on both a micro and macro scale, and some of these changes might be permanent. Not only do you have your health and that of your loved ones...