Skipping the Snooze Button: Correcting “Night Owl” Habits to Improve Sleep Quality

Do you ever feel like you aren’t getting enough sleep? Maybe you’ve resigned yourself to “just being a night owl,” but sleep is a big part of your physical and mental health, so here are two habits to break and three to pick up to ditch the night owl lifestyle and start sleeping better.  Put… Continue reading Skipping the Snooze Button: Correcting “Night Owl” Habits to Improve Sleep Quality

The Positive Impact of Listening to Sad Music

Do you ever find yourself wanting to listen to sad music? According to one study, it may help you effectively process emotions. So, pull up your favorite sad songs playlist, grab a mug of something warm, and listen as the lyrics let you dive in and work through your emotions. Comforting sorrow In most circumstances,… Continue reading The Positive Impact of Listening to Sad Music

Psychoactive Drugs

Did you know that your morning cup of coffee or favorite afternoon soda contains a psychoactive drug? While it’s mostly harmless, caffeine alters our mental state by increasing energy metabolism and decreasing cerebral blood flow. In other words, it creates a false reality by stimulating your brain. This classifies caffeine as a psychoactive drug, or… Continue reading Psychoactive Drugs

Children and Picky Eating

Do you have a picky eater at home? Good nutrition can make a big impact on children’s mental health and development, so the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has a few tips for making them love more veggies and nutritious foods. https://www.eatright.org/food/nutrition/eating-as-a-family/children-and-picky-eating

Eat Right on a Budget

Nutritious food is a critical piece to better mental health. If you’re operating on a tight budget, it’s still possible to eat healthy while pinching pennies. Learn more in this video from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. https://www.eatright.org/food/planning-and-prep/eat-right-on-a-budget/eat-right-on-a-budget

March is National Nutrition Month

You’ve heard the saying, “You are what you eat.” It rings true regardless of your age or weight. Eating right and having good nutrition is essential for a healthy mind and body because what you eat impacts energy levels, mood, overall health, and mental well-being. Food and your mood Having a healthy and well-balanced diet… Continue reading March is National Nutrition Month

Is It Time to Start Job Searching?

A toxic workplace is one where the atmosphere, people, or both create negative disruptions to a person’s entire life, even outside of work. In a toxic work environment, employees find it hard to work and grow in their careers because of the pressures created by coworkers, managers, or the company as a whole.  If you… Continue reading Is It Time to Start Job Searching?

The Mental Benefits of a Tidy Space

Does being in a cluttered space make you feel overwhelmed, stressed out, and anxious? You’re not alone.  According to Harvard Business Review, physical environments play a significant role in cognition, emotions, and behavior. An untidy space can decrease the ability to focus and increase stress and anxiety levels. Benefits of a tidy space Research shows… Continue reading The Mental Benefits of a Tidy Space

5 Mental Health Resolutions

While there’s never a bad time to focus on improving your mental health, a new year is a great time to pick up some new habits. With the continuation of the COVID-19 pandemic and other traumatic events throughout our world and personal lives, 2021 has been a particularly stressful year.  While heading into 2022, it’s… Continue reading 5 Mental Health Resolutions

Looking Back on a Year Gone By

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As your year ends and a new one presents itself, it’s time to reflect on the last twelve months, your experiences, as well as your emotional and mental health. What parts of you need healing? Further exploration? What goals do you want to set? A new year is a time of new beginnings, discoveries, and… Continue reading Looking Back on a Year Gone By