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?
The calendar says spring is fast approaching, but for many of us, winter rages on. We cling to the moments of sunshine while wading through many inches of snow, longing for warmer days, pretty flowers, and the sound of happy birds. The longer winter is, the harder it becomes to battle back against the winter … Continue reading Successfully Surviving the Winter Blues
Do the short white and gray days, and long black nights of winter give you the blues and sap your motivation? You may be struggling with SAD. Check out these tips to protect yourself from the winter blues.
Have you ever heard of Hypochondria? It can also be called health anxiety disorder. It's where someone becomes obsessed with the idea of having a serious medical issue that's been undiagnosed. There's more than 200,000 cases in the US. Symptoms Symptoms of illness anxiety disorder involve preoccupation with the idea that you're seriously ill, based … Continue reading What is Hypochondria?
I don't know about you, but I had no clue for years that I had anxiety. I just thought I was odd. You know the kind where you don't want to address it cause someone might think you're crazy. Yep, that's so what I thought. Let's talk about anxiety and break down some walls! I'm … Continue reading 7 Signs of Anxiety
Just as doing all the recommended things to maintain physical health doesn’t guarantee you’ll never get sick, there is no fool-proof formula to keep your mind from going sideways. But there are many things we can do to give our minds their best chance to be as healthy as possible.
Since April was cancer awareness month, today I'll be sharing some tips on prevention and coping mechanisms for if a loved one has been diagnosed or fighting this hideous disease. Personally, I have lost many loved ones from cancer. However, the scariest part of all of it, for me at least, is that kids (yes … Continue reading Cancer Awareness Month
"Recovery is something that you have to work on every single day and it's something that it doesn't get a day off." ~ Demi Lovato I remember it like it was yesterday, the day I was diagnosed with bi-polar disorder. Monday December 16, 2013 (at around 5pm). It was a gloomy day, which I find … Continue reading My journey to recovery
The other day someone asked me what my ultimate goal is when I finish school. Without giving it a second thought, I responded with medical school. For seven years now I've said I wanted to go to medical school and become a doctor. I mean, all of the books I have my on "to read" … Continue reading How my mental health made me realize what career I wanted
It's no surprise that I'm a fan of Demi Lovato, and have been since as long as I can remember (back to the Camp Rock & Sonny With A Chance days). But when I heard she went into rehab for, at the time was told as, "physical and emotional issues," I was taken aback. To … Continue reading Mental Health in The Media