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How Our Mental Health is Linked to Gut Health

There is an old saying “You are what you eat” It is so true. Human nutrition can be complex, so in order to understand how our gut health affects our mental health, it is important to understand the connection. The gut-brain axis is the system of connections and communicates between the gastrointestinal tract and the … Continue reading How Our Mental Health is Linked to Gut Health

How to Overcome Comparing Ourselves to Others

Have you ever wanted to be taller? Or maybe felt less than because your grades weren't the best in the class? Ever felt yourself changing in ways that weren't really like you to fit into a crowd? Comparing ourselves to others and stunting our sense of self-worth to be more like the people around us … Continue reading How to Overcome Comparing Ourselves to Others

How to Boost Your Productivity, Health and Wellness at Work

It’s that time of year again when we start to think about health and wellness. Now that we're in a new decade, I started thinking about ways to make my everyday life better! I am very much into healthy eating and exercise, I workout 5-6 times per week and I eat all my fruit and … Continue reading How to Boost Your Productivity, Health and Wellness at Work

How To Stop Reliving An Embarrassing Moment…

Cringeworthy moments. We’ve all had them. A name forgotten, an appointment missed speaking words before thinking about what we are saying and various other ways we’ve been embarrassed at our actions.   Recalling past moments of my life can bring me down if I dwell on my mistakes. Recently, I attended a literary luncheon at … Continue reading How To Stop Reliving An Embarrassing Moment…

How Music Therapy Can Help Anxious People

Research shows the benefits of music therapy for various mental health conditions, including depression, trauma, and schizophrenia (to name a few).  Music provides a way to work through emotions, trauma, and grief—but music can also be used as a calming agent for anxiety and other diagnoses.   While talk therapy allows a person to speak … Continue reading How Music Therapy Can Help Anxious People

Overcoming Stress When It Comes To The Holidays

Holidays can be filled with joy, laughter, and happiness. Yes, that is true. Holidays can also be times of worry, sadness, and fear. The reality is we can experience all these emotions at one time or another.   The special date is on the calendar. Months, weeks, days and hours fly by as activities fill … Continue reading Overcoming Stress When It Comes To The Holidays

Weird Tricks That Really Do Help You Fall Asleep

If you're like me, sometimes you find it difficult to fall asleep at night. Whether it's because of constant worrying, aches, pains, or other reasons, insomnia or simply trouble getting to sleep can result in exhaustion, irritation, and trouble concentrating during the day.  In the long run, recurring issues with falling asleep can result in … Continue reading Weird Tricks That Really Do Help You Fall Asleep

Men & Mental Health – Shame

Wow! It’s been nearly 4 months since my last post, and I’m sorry. This work is important. Men feeling comfortable talking about their mental health, their struggles, and having someone share their experiences in a relatable way matters.   It’s been a roller coaster for me. I’m staring down the barrel of my first spine … Continue reading Men & Mental Health – Shame

Why I Chose To Speak Out About My Mental Health Struggles

When I was in my tween years I began hearing whispers about something going on with a member of my family.  I heard the term Mental Illness; up until that point I had never heard or discussed that topic with anyone, in fact, I really didn’t know what that term meant.  I just knew that … Continue reading Why I Chose To Speak Out About My Mental Health Struggles