5 Red Flags of Depression that People Often Miss

Depression has its stereotypes, just like anything else. When people think of depression, they don't think of someone laughing, but they think of someone very sad. Those who live with depression probably know this isn't always the case. My fiance owns a comic and gaming store, and lots of round pegs hang out with us. … Continue reading 5 Red Flags of Depression that People Often Miss

Seven Ways To Cope When Winter Takes a Toll on Your Mental Health

Often when winter rolls in and the dark, cold, shorter days begin it can really affect your mental health. Some individuals may suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder and may find though their mental health can be fairly good during the year, the winter may bring sadness, low energy, irritability and other negative symptoms. Others may … Continue reading Seven Ways To Cope When Winter Takes a Toll on Your Mental Health

Just Because I Look Okay, Doesn’t Mean I Am

For a while now I've been threatening to write a book about fighting against the stigmas placed on Mental and Physical illnesses, especially in reference to invisible disabilities. When exactly did it become a social norm to judge what a person may be going through inside themselves? For me, my physical illnesses play a large … Continue reading Just Because I Look Okay, Doesn’t Mean I Am

A Family’s Perspective: Battling Addiction – Part 1

My family never imagined we’d have to endure all that transpired in our lives over the past two years. If I didn’t have the relationship I have with Jesus Christ, one that brings me closer to God, I may not have walked through this very well at all, nor be the glue that held us … Continue reading A Family’s Perspective: Battling Addiction – Part 1

Advice On Controlling Your Emotions

Emotion is the thing that connects us as humans. There are generally two types of people, overly emotional people and people that claim that they feel very little emotion. Whether you're the former or the latter, everyone has issues controlling their emotions at one point. Personally, I identify with the overly emotional people, which in … Continue reading Advice On Controlling Your Emotions

6 Types of Friends you need in your Life

My friends are one of the greatest blessings in my life.  We have weathered many storms, and celebrated many victories.  I learn from each of them on a daily basis, and they mirror back to me how I am doing personally, and in general as a human being.  I have never really categorized my friends … Continue reading 6 Types of Friends you need in your Life

How to support a colleague’s stress levels

Work related stress is becoming a growing problem around the world, which can affect not only the health and wellbeing of the employees, but also productivity within the workplace. Each and everyone one of us deals with our stress levels in different ways. Stress can arise where by our work demands of various types and … Continue reading How to support a colleague’s stress levels

5 Ways To Help Support Someone With Fibromyalgia

When someone has  Fibromyalgia they sometimes need some extra help to get things done. Some of my friends suffer from this and I asked them what would be the best way to help them out. Here are some of what they said. Offer to help out with housework. It doesn't have to be a lot. … Continue reading 5 Ways To Help Support Someone With Fibromyalgia