Mental Health

Navigating Mental Health Challenges During the COVID Pandemic

Navigating Mental Health Challenges During the COVID Pandemic

The idea of a pandemic causing the world to shut down and confining everyone to health restrictions is unfathomable. Even as we live through it, it still feels somewhat unreal. Unfortunately, COVID-19 and its dire effects on livelihoods, economies, and mental health are undeniably real. Navigating Mental Health Challenges During the Covid-19 Pandemic  From a mental health perspective, the pandemic has been a trigger for many people dealing with mental health challenges. More people in society are now struggling with heightened anxiety, despair, and complicated feelings of grief. As such, healthy coping mechanisms are essential in this season. Here are…
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Regretting Parenthood is a Thing | What You Need to Know

Regretting Parenthood is a Thing | What You Need to Know

For many, starting a family is considered a blessing. Popular culture is filled with films and TV shows that celebrate and glorify parenthood. Despite the abundance of this trope, it’s perfectly normal to feel some regret over having a baby. Regretting Parenthood is a Thing Everyone can agree that regardless of whether you enjoy being a parent or not, your life profoundly changes. Though these feelings are stigmatized, they should be unpacked and discussed to be properly dealt with. Here’s what you should know about regretting parenthood. What is “parental regret”? Parental regret refers to a spectrum of grief some…
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How You Can Manage Your Mental Health, COVID, & the Holidays

How You Can Manage Your Mental Health, COVID, & the Holidays

Managing Mental Health, COVID, & the Holidays Let’s face it, both this holiday season and the stress of this year isn’t fun.  While you may think that you have it all, it can be a bit hard to keep it together, especially when you have many obligations. You Can Manage Your Mental Health, COVID, & the Holidays Fortunately, there is a lot that you can do to keep your mental health up despite both of these going on at once, and we’ll go into it here. Get Help if You’re Stressed If this year has already been taking a toll…
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Simple Sips of Self-Care to Incorporate in Your Everyday Life

Simple Sips of Self-Care to Incorporate in Your Everyday Life

Contrary to popular belief, practicing self-care shouldn't just occur when the kids finally fall asleep or your other timely, everyday tasks are completed. Instead, self-care should be something that you incorporate into your daily rituals. That way, you can balance your "me time" with your day-to-day activities. While it may sound like a simple thing to do, many of us tend to let self-care practices fall wayside. This leads us to feel stressed, overwhelmed, and just plain exhausted. Simple sips of self-care to incorporate in your everyday life Luckily, finding time for mindful moments throughout the day doesn't have to…
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What to Do if You Think Your Child Has an Eating Disorder

What to Do if You Think Your Child Has an Eating Disorder

It's common knowledge that children can be fussy eaters. However, how do you know if it has crossed the line and turned into an eating disorder? Eating disorders can occur in children of all ages. It may start simply by refusing some meals before becoming obsessed with their weight or watching calories. It can be upsetting to watch your child battle with an eating disorder. Most parents do not know how to cope with the situation.  What to Do if You Think Your Child Has an Eating Disorder There are different types of eating disorders. These include anorexia, bulimia, and…
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Gut Bacteria and Mental Health: How Microbiome Affects Moods

Gut Bacteria and Mental Health: How Microbiome Affects Moods

Your brain and the bacteria in your gut might seem like an unlikely duo, but together they affect your mood more than you may know. For every cell in your body, there exist ten bacterial cells. Most of these organisms live in your gut. Collectively these gut-dwelling bacteria are referred to as the microbiome.  What is the Microbiome? The microbiome consists of trillions of bacterial cells. Beneficial and harmful bacteria alike coexist in the gut. Every individual has a unique balance of bacteria that can vary due to genetics, diet, and environment.  Your DNA predetermines the bacteria you’re born with. Then,…
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9 Unusual Ways To Cope With Stress

9 Unusual Ways To Cope With Stress

9 Unusual Ways To Cope With Stress Coping with stress can be challenging for anybody, but it can be even more difficult when you don't seem to find solace and calm in the same way as other people. Some people may be able to take some deep breaths or have a bath and feel calmer, but that may not work for you. Read on for nine unusual ways to cope with stress to see if you find something that could help you: Have A Glass of Orange Juice Weirdly, having a glass of orange juice could help you to reduce…
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Mental Awareness Tips: 5 Signs You’re Overworked

Mental Awareness Tips: 5 Signs You’re Overworked

Are you feeling tired and think you might be overworked? Here are five telltale signs that you might be pushing yourself too far. According to research, long hours lead to occupational health conditions. Test subjects had a risk of sleep deprivation, injury, and tiredness. In short, the longer the hours, the worse it is on a worker. Mental Awareness Tips: 5 Signs You're Overworked These side effects are capable of interfering with your job. If you're experiencing fatigue at work, keep reading. Here are five signs you're overworked. 1. Fatigue and Insomnia When you begin overworking yourself, you'll notice a…
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4 Ways to Cope with Anxiety

4 Ways to Cope with Anxiety

Fear is a natural human response to things that seem dangerous or generally upsetting. Anxiety can differ when it interferes with your daily life. It can creep up on a person at any moment, particularly when they already struggle with their mental health. Looking for ways to cope with anxiety can seem overwhelming, but it is doable. Triggers can vary from places, days, situations to even memories. The workplace is often a significant factor in feeling stressed and anxious. For example, veterans are known to suffer from mental health issues due to the trauma that often comes with their work…
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Achieve Better Health Naturally: Strengthen Your Immune System

Achieve Better Health Naturally: Strengthen Your Immune System

Are you looking for ways to improve the health of you and your family? Take a look at these expert tips on strengthening your immune system to achieve better health naturally. The film, “The Boy in the Platic Bubble,” shows a fictitious account of life without an immune system. The boy is forced to live in a completely sterile environment. Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID) or “bubble boy disease” is very real and occurs in approximately 1 out of every 58,000 births in the U.S. Achieve Better Health Naturally: Strengthen Your Immune System Our immune system protects us from external pathogens…
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