What you choose to eat and drink enters your body and affects your whole being. Sugary foods can cause you to develop cellulite, a cup of coffee can kickstart your day (or keep you awake at night), and chocolate can instantly make you happy. That’s how powerful food is. Certain foods contain nutrients or chemicals … Continue reading How Food Affects Your Mood and Mental Health
Sleeping is one way to reset your body from the daily stressors of life. It is a way to regain mental and physical energy. When you get enough sleep, you will notice that you see things clearly with a positive outlook each day. Getting a good night’s sleep is essential, but sometimes falling asleep can … Continue reading How to Fall Asleep Fast the Natural Way
The United States of America is the land of the free, of opportunity, home of the brave, and a country that is know to uphold its constitution. The country’s law protects its people from workplace prejudice, especially those with mental illness. These types of laws make the USA one of the greatest nations on earth. … Continue reading Can You Be Fired for Having Mental Health Issues?
The greatest achievements happen when people take little steps that aim for progress. With the COVID-19 crisis affecting everyone’s lives around the world, we all need to take action and take steps to grow while coping with the pandemic. We can start by developing a mindset shift based on the situation at hand. We should … Continue reading Mindset Shifts When Recovering from COVID-19
It has been almost two years since the COVID-19 pandemic has affected our daily lives. It’s been almost two years, and we’re still not sure when this pandemic will end. Unfortunately, coronavirus variants continue to mutate and evolve into new variants. There are times that new variants disappear and others become more diverse and persistent. … Continue reading How to Cope with New COVID Variants
Smoking claims almost 500,000 lives in the US alone and 8 million lives worldwide every year. You’ve been told a million times that smoking is bad for your health, which is a fact. But did you know that smoking can affect your mental well-being as well? If you quit smoking now, it can relieve stress, … Continue reading How Quitting Smoking Improves Mental Health
Kleptomania is a rare mental illness you may rarely hear about, but an existing mental illness that should be taken seriously. A person with kleptomania may be embarrassed to admit their urges to steal and unaware of the disorder’s existence. And the worst-case scenario? They may end up facing legal consequences because of the stealing. … Continue reading Is Kleptomania a Mental Disorder? Here’s What You Need to Know
It is finally your time to leave behind the workforce permanently, face a new chapter, and have a new sense of purpose in life. You are done with all the deadlines, pressures at work, and mandatory overtime. It is time for you to take a breather, relax, and spend more time with your family. Entering … Continue reading How to Stay Active in Retirement: Advice for Retirees
The world is a vast place where we can experience a lot of things. Through these experiences, we can attain individual beliefs that can help us identify what is real or not. The child’s mindset is developed as they grow up. This is the stage when limiting beliefs start to form. These beliefs can be … Continue reading How to Identify Your Limiting Beliefs and How to Stop Them Now
There are few things in life that are free and can bring true happiness. If you want to concentrate on the more important things in life, such as your family, loved ones, and overall health, you should consider following a minimalist life. Getting rid of unnecessary objects and beliefs in life can help you find … Continue reading 5 Minimalist Lifestyle Benefits: There Can Be More with Less
Art is a powerful way to express oneself. Art therapy for children allows them to show their ideas and thoughts freely without the use of words. This kind of therapy became popular as it enhances the child’s growth and development, especially for children with special needs such as autism. What Is Art Therapy? Art therapy … Continue reading Can Kids Benefit from Art Therapy?
Mental exhaustion is part of a person’s life. This exhaustion can happen first thing in the morning, even before we go to work or school. We wake up in the morning thinking about our daily tasks and ask ourselves what we should do first. Decisions like what to wear to impress your clients, to organize … Continue reading Are You Experiencing Decision Fatigue?
We tend to be focused on the wrong things that we end up neglecting what’s really important to us, which is self-fulfillment. We are too busy chasing the next bright thing, society’s approval, and trying to impress other people who don’t even matter to us. But the question is, what makes you feel fulfilled? The … Continue reading The Power of Self-Fulfillment
You may have encountered this situation at school or work: you have something important to do, but you don’t get it done right away. Instead of finishing a project, you do something else like watching videos on TikTok. Or, instead of cleaning the house, you heeded the bed’s call to lie down. Then what happened … Continue reading How to Stop Procrastinating Right Now
Everyone has money problems. Even the richest man in the world hasn’t always been in the best financial situation. Some families barely make ends meet, while others are increasing their standard of living and having more financial issues. And then there are those who have uncontrollable spending habits. From university loans to groceries, credit card … Continue reading Mental Health and Financial Problems May Go Hand in Hand
Anyone can be a victim of abuse regardless of age, gender, nationality, or socioeconomic status. Abuse also comes in many forms, such as verbal, physical, and financial. All types of abuse inflict deep emotional wounds. Abusers are experts at deceiving their victims in the beginning of a romantic relationship. However, as time goes on, many … Continue reading Relationship Red Flags
After working for more than 8 hours seven times a week non-stop, you feel tired, sleep-deprived, and emotionally exhausted, then you are currently undergoing an emotional burnout. Burnout can significantly affect our mental health, everyday functions, and how we handle things. Emotional burnout is defined as a psychological state of mind where you can no … Continue reading Are You About to Break Down? How to Deal with Emotional Burnout
Are you feeling sad for no apparent reason? Having heightened emotions can come down to environmental factors, lifestyle choices, hormonal imbalance, or underlying mental health conditions like depression or adjustment disorders. You may be unaware that you’re feeling sad or not your usual self, but it may already be depression. So is it normal to … Continue reading Why Am I Getting Sad for No Reason? Do I Have Depression?
There’s one thing all parents agree on: to see their children live a successful, healthy, and long life. But the parenting journey to reach this goal is a long and rocky road. Parents can easily be caught up with busy work schedules and overwhelmed by house chores while trying to be the perfect parent. There … Continue reading The Effects of Parenting on a Child’s Mental Health
It’s important to be comfortable with your own body. Self-love is essential for happiness and mental health. But have you been gaining weight lately? Do you feel bad that your clothes don’t fit anymore? There may come a time when you stare at yourself in front of the mirror and feel bad about the weight … Continue reading Can Being Overweight Lead to Depression? Or Is It the Other Way Around?
We all got problems, and we all need someone to talk to. Whether it’s a friend, spouse, parent, or family member, it’s nice to have a go-to person you can talk to whenever you’re down. This is why it can be challenging if you don’t have someone to have a heart-to-heart conversation with. Remember that … Continue reading Who Do I Tell My Problems To? Who Can I Trust?
One of the goals for this pandemic is to protect ourselves and our loved ones from contracting the coronavirus. Thus, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) mandated strict quarantine protocols to help prevent coronavirus spread. Quarantine is a period of isolation for a person suspected to be exposed or is positive for a … Continue reading Protecting Your Mental Health During Quarantine
Anyone who receives bad news may feel sad and discouraged, which is an expected reaction. But what if that bad news can change your life? How do you react when you are diagnosed with cancer or a chronic illness you have to deal with for the rest of your life? Now you’re concerned about the … Continue reading Chronic Illness and Mental Health: Recognizing The Connection
Learning disabilities can become a frustrating part of life. These disabilities are difficulties in processing information and should not be confused with mental health issues. However, one can mask the other, and having learning disabilities may be a risk factor for mental health problems. At times, learning disabilities are misdiagnosed and simply thought of as … Continue reading Are Learning Disabilities and Mental Health Issues Related?
The debate on nature vs. nurture has been ongoing for many years now. Many questions have been asked in the cultural, scientific, philosophical, and mental health fields. Are behavior, personality, and mental health a nature or a nurture thing? Nature is defined as genetics, hormones, and traits that affect human behavior, physical appearance, and even … Continue reading The Debate on Nature vs. Nurture in Mental Health