Self-Care vs. Self-Soothing

While self-soothing and self-care may sound like similar concepts, they’re quite different. At the basic level, self-care is a long-term way to manage stress and anxiety while self-soothing techniques provide immediate relief after stressful situations. Developing strategies to practice both is an important piece of maintaining and taking care of your mental health. Self-care strategies… Continue reading Self-Care vs. Self-Soothing

Coping with Rejection

Being rejected hurts. Whether romantic, career-related, or personal, rejection is part of the human experience, but that doesn’t make it any less shocking or painful.  The next time you’re rejected, try these healthy coping mechanisms to help you move on. How can I handle rejection and manage the pain? Like we said earlier, rejection is… Continue reading Coping with Rejection

Managing New Job Anxiety

Whether you’re entering the workforce for the first time or transitioning to a different company, starting a new job can cause a variety of challenges and anxieties. Preparing yourself ahead of time for potential stressors can help you ease into your role from day one. New jobs & imposter syndrome One feeling associated with starting… Continue reading Managing New Job Anxiety

Run For Your Mind: The Mental Health Benefits of Running

Running has a wide variety of health benefits like improving blood pressure, building heart muscles, and strengthening bones. Beyond the physical benefits, running is also proven to positively impact your mental health. So, hop on the treadmill, hit the trails, and read on to learn why you should make running part of your exercise routine.… Continue reading Run For Your Mind: The Mental Health Benefits of Running

The Health Benefits of Head Massages

There’s no doubt that getting a massage is relaxing and rejuvenating. Massage therapy, however, can be expensive, time-consuming, and even inaccessible in some areas. But did you know that head massages offer some of the same benefits? They are also great self-care moments to reset and rest. The health benefits There are several physical health… Continue reading The Health Benefits of Head Massages

Strategies for Coming Out to Family & Friends

Taking the time to understand and be connected with your gender and sexual identities can be a stressful and trying process. Once you have accepted yourself, you may be ready to share the news with family and friends to receive their acceptance. But nervousness and anxiety can run rampant if you don’t know how they… Continue reading Strategies for Coming Out to Family & Friends

Something to Smile About

Smiling is something we do tens or even hundreds of times each day without thinking about it. Outwardly, a smile sends a clear message of joy, contentment, and pride. But what message does smiling send to our bodies?  In honor of National Smile Day, which is observed on May 31 each year, we’re sharing facts… Continue reading Something to Smile About

Coping with Grief & Loss

We often associate grief and loss with sickness and death. However, those aren’t the only times we can feel the pang of grief. Losing your job, your house, a friendship, or romantic relationship can all trigger feelings of profound sadness and despair.

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

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