Finding your way back to YOU: Mental Health Relapse and ways to find your way back!

The truth is that relapses or setbacks happen to all of us who struggle with mental health issues.  We can be fooled into complacency.  We can stop doing the work because perhaps we feel like we don’t need to do anymore because we feel good, “we’ve got a handle on things”.  If I have learned … Continue reading Finding your way back to YOU: Mental Health Relapse and ways to find your way back!

How Mindfulness Can Reshape Negative Thought Patterns

From the time in college that I believe pursuing a philosophy minor on top of a nursing and history major, transitioning into an English and creative writing major with a theatre minor (trust me, my college journey baffles me as much as you), I have believed one core fact about any writing: core terms need … Continue reading How Mindfulness Can Reshape Negative Thought Patterns

Burnout, Stress, and Anxiety: Knowing How to Cope

One word...burnout. While we pride ourselves into thinking we can do it all, we often ignore the signs our body gives us when we need to slow down. Whether it's working on a big project, taking care of children, preparing for exams, or even balancing the different aspects of our lives, there are times where … Continue reading Burnout, Stress, and Anxiety: Knowing How to Cope

Celebrities That Have Spoken About Mental Health

1 in 4 people suffer from a mental health condition yet it is still a taboo subject and there is still discrimination and stigma. Lots of people are often afraid to speak up because they feel they will be judged as not normal, but when a celebrity speaks up it often encourages people to come … Continue reading Celebrities That Have Spoken About Mental Health

Managing Mental Health with a 9-5

Holy Crap! Managing mental health while working at a 9-5 is insanely hard. To preface this article I want to clarify something. This article will primarily address semi-professional and professional positions. Many of the solutions found here will not necessarily apply to those working in the retail or service industry due to difficulty in schedule … Continue reading Managing Mental Health with a 9-5

Listening to Warning Signs of Stress

One definition of stress is “a physical, mental or emotional factor causing bodily or mental tension”. These factors can arise together and cause issues with daily life. We may be experiencing wonderful moments and then, an unexpected event, thought or memory causes stress to enter our bodies. From too many activities on our agenda to … Continue reading Listening to Warning Signs of Stress

Why Mental Health Should Be An Executive Priority

As mental health awareness shifts more and more into the public consciousness, CEOs, HR Reps, Owners, and even entrepreneurs starting businesses are beginning to question when and how they should take mental health and mental wellness into account in their companies. The answer for most is: yesterday. The mental health of both employees and leadership … Continue reading Why Mental Health Should Be An Executive Priority

Building Emotional Strength

What is Emotional Strength? Emotional strength is the ability to handle and cope with challenges without becoming quickly enveloped and overwhelmed by the possibilities of unfavorable outcomes. Emotional strength is responding progressively, openly, thoughtfully, and critically to what is happening. While we are aware of our emotions, we tend to allow them to guide how … Continue reading Building Emotional Strength

Bipolar and B12: What I’ve Learned so Far

I have had a mental health diagnosis for over 10 years and accumulated more along the way. Regardless of what’s on paper, I just know that I was never happy. Even as a kid, I found myself pretty depressed and anxious. In addition, I also noticed that mornings weren’t my thing. I used to think … Continue reading Bipolar and B12: What I’ve Learned so Far

Does what we eat affect our mental health?

There is an old saying you are what you eat, and research shows that what we eat may be associated with wellbeing. A recent study according to the mental health foundation found that a Mediterranean diet high in vegetables, fruits, legumes, nuts, beans, cereals, grains, fish and unsaturated fat such as olive oil supplemented with … Continue reading Does what we eat affect our mental health?