Mental Wellness

5 Ways to Calm a Racing Mind for Better Sleep

How often do you find yourself staring at the ceiling in your bedroom with your thoughts racing, long after you’ve gone to bed? Even if this doesn’t happen to you every time you try to sleep, it’s still frustrating when you can’t seem to rest! Here are 5 ways you can help calm these…

How Health Equality Helps Our Mental Wellness

Until recent years, mental health was treated as something separate from our physical health. Now, we’re discovering that they are both tied together, each as important as the other. World Health Day is observed by the United Nations on April 7, and this year the focus is on building a fairer, healthier world. Not…

A Mile in Their Shoes: Practicing Empathy for Better Mental Health

A lot of conversations about mental health mention “self care,” these days, but caring for others is still an important part of the equation. Empathy can be a powerful tool to understanding others, as well as yourself. Since this is the month of Elimination of Discrimination Day, use empathy to not only improve your…

Protecting Yourself Against Toxic People

This month we’ve looked at some ways to protect your family from harmful poisons, but what should you do when you’re in a toxic social situation? People often use the word “toxic” to describe friends, colleagues or even family members that have negative attitudes or hurt others through their actions. You may even know…

Proactive, not Reactive: How to Reduce Stress Before it Starts

Stress takes a major toll on our health in a lot of ways. It can be a root cause to several types of mental health issues as well as physical ailments like high blood pressure. Instead of trying to repair the damage that stress can do when left unchecked, we can work on reducing…

The Connection Between Mental Wellness and Heart Health

A “broken heart” might not be a medical diagnosis, but modern medicine has discovered that our emotions really are connected to our heart! Conditions like depression, anxiety, and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have been shown to cause changes in our bodies that could result in several types of heart disease if left untreated….

Jot it Down: the Mental Health Benefits of Journaling

Did you know that therapists often team up with a sidekick for help with improving their client’s mental health? It doesn’t wear spandex or have a superhero name, though! It also doesn’t even require a prescription. Therapists often recommend that their patients use journals to record their thoughts. Journals are some of the best…

7 Habits to Enrich Your Daily Routine

Do you ever feel like your day is over before you even know it? We know the feeling! Sometimes, this sensation can seem overwhelming and affect your mental health in negative ways. Here are some ideas for habits to add to your daily routine that can help you savor each moment before they’re gone….

Preventing Drunk & Drugged Driving with your Family and Friends

Even though the holidays are a time of celebration for most, it can also be full of tragedy when people don’t take proper precautions with their merriment. December is Drunk and Drugged Driving month, designated to bring awareness to the rise in accidents and deaths caused by driving under the influence of drugs and…

Help Yourself by Helping Others

Anyone who volunteers on a regular basis can tell you why they keep coming back: It feels great! Not only does giving to your community brighten the day of yourself and others, but it’s scientifically proven to benefit your mental health and overall wellness. Here are a few ways that you help yourself by…