Improving Self Love

Improving Self Love How do you feel about yourself? Do you ever take the time to be mindful of your selfthoughts? A way that you can do this is to take a mental inventory of your thoughts youhave about yourself throughout the day and jot them down in a notebook or on yourphone. At the…

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Doing Your Part to Decrease the Mental Health Stigma

Doing Your Part to Decrease the Mental Health Stigma May is Mental Health Awareness Month Yes, we have made great progress in decreasing the stigma that exists regarding mentalhealth issues and related treatment. However, we still have a long way to go. Severalrole models have recently “come out” in the media in an attempt to…

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When Someone You Love Struggles with Depression and Anxiety

When Someone You Love Struggles with Depression and Anxiety May is Mental Health Awareness Month and October 10th is World Mental Health Day every year. According to The World Health Organization, there are more than 350 Million people around the world who struggle with Depression alone. It has come to my attention by many of…

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Managing the Fourth Trimester

Managing the Fourth Trimester The fourth trimester is the 12-week period after your baby is born. It is made up of emotional and physical changes as you adjust to being a parent. During the fourth trimester, it can be helpful to be mindful and aware of how you are feeling so you can best show…

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Self Harm Awareness

Self-Harm Awareness Did you know that March is self-harm awareness month? It is and this is a topic that is often not spoken about but something that many people, adults and kids, struggle with. Self-harm refers to intentional actions someone takes to cause harm to their own body as a way of coping with emotional…

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Becoming More of a Positive Person In Today’s World

We often hear about how we need to engage in physical exercise in order to be healthy. There are many options for physical exercise. We can do aerobic exercise to increase breathing and heart rate; there are anaerobic options which strengthen muscles; flexibility exercises stretch muscles and help keep us limber; balance exercises are very…

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When Seasonal Changes Affect Your Moods

Seasonal Affective Disorder How does one distinguish between winter blues and more serious conditions? Many feel sluggish or down during Fall and Winter months. The winter blues are pretty common. If this sadness is profound, it may be a sign of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). SAD is a form of depression which results from decreased…

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Mindfulness- What is it?

There is a lot of talk about mindfulness, but what exactly does this mean? Mindfulness can be defined as being completely focused in the moment and paying attention to all five of your senses: As you are focusing on the moment you will also want to be aware of your: It is important not to…

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