Sleep Better, Snack Smarter

Sleep deprived and reaching for a sugary energy drink or high-calorie snack to get through the day? Many of us have been there.  In a moment like that, you may not be thinking about the connection between sleep and snacking, but there is a clear one. Lack of sleep has been linked to poor health,… Continue reading Sleep Better, Snack Smarter

How Showers Help with Mental Health

It’s well-known that showers are necessary for staying clean, but they also have some powerful psychological benefits like decreasing anxiety and depression, relieving stress, boosting self-confidence, increasing energy, and fighting insomnia. Decreases anxiety and depression Showers—whether cold or hot —can decrease anxiety and depression. Taking a warm shower relaxes your muscles and reduces tension. On… Continue reading How Showers Help with Mental Health

Empathy vs. Sympathy

Though people sometimes use the terms interchangeably, there are key differences between “empathy” and “sympathy.” What is empathy? Empathy is the ability to recognize, understand, and share the feelings of someone else. An empathetic person has the ability to put themselves in the other person’s shoes rather than just feeling sorry for them. Empathy involves… Continue reading Empathy vs. Sympathy

Punching the Clock: Managing Job Burnout

The typical workday can be exhausting for most, but when does this exhaustion become burnout? Burnout is defined as emotional or physical exhaustion resulting from being overworked or dissatisfied with your working environment. While burnout can leave you feeling hopeless in your position, there are ways to manage it and get more out of your… Continue reading Punching the Clock: Managing Job Burnout

Sugar Crash: The Downside of Eating Sweets

A majority of Americans eat more than the recommended amount of sugar each day. That’s no surprise since there is evidence sugar is more addictive than opioids. While some sugar isn’t bad, knowing its negative effects on your body and mind is necessary. Negative effects of sugar Bacteria in your mouth feed on sugar, causing… Continue reading Sugar Crash: The Downside of Eating Sweets

Food Mood Boost

Are you getting enough fruit and veggies, and what does it have to do with your mood? Nutritional psychology is a newer field of study in which researchers study the relationship between our diets and our psychological health.  While there is still much to learn, there have been many recent studies on how we can… Continue reading Food Mood Boost

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