Balancing Needs and Wants

Self-care has taken the internet by storm with people posting photos of splurges and spa days and “treat yourself” trips. Sometimes you need moments like these to take care of yourself. But what happens when your needs are skewed by your wants? The wrong kind of “self-care” is often temporary relief, not lasting or healing… Continue reading Balancing Needs and Wants

Materialism’s Impact on Mental Health

We have all met someone that is materialistic, focused on making sure they have the newest and trendiest items, regardless of cost. They have attached satisfaction and importance to having an immeasurable amount of possessions that are better than what they previously had. They are in a pattern of retail therapy with a purchase, get,… Continue reading Materialism’s Impact on Mental Health

An Attitude of Gratitude

Adding acts of gratitude into your daily routine can improve mental health. It’s easy to get pulled down by the weight of things that may not be going as planned in life. Much of what takes a toll on our mental health are influences outside of our control. Maybe it’s family, a job, or a… Continue reading An Attitude of Gratitude

10 Things You Can Do to Help Your Recovery Journey

Finding direction during recovery leads to success. It can make the difference between positive days and challenging setbacks. Here are ten steps to help you along the way. Meditation Meditation is a wellness practice that aids in clearing your mind and alleviating stress. It gives you time for reflection and exploration of your emotions. Quieting… Continue reading 10 Things You Can Do to Help Your Recovery Journey

Meditation: The Universal Medicine

Take a moment, pause, then take a deep breath. Inhale. Exhale. Repeat. Meditation is the universal medicine that benefits everyone. The best part? You don’t need a prescription. Quieting your mind and focusing on breathing is a wellness practice with benefits that can also help on the road to recovery. What is meditation? According to the… Continue reading Meditation: The Universal Medicine

How to Name Your Emotions

Understanding and communicating your emotions can help you move through uncomfortable feelings while building resilience and mental well-being. But sometimes, it’s easier to default to basic descriptions like “happy,” “sad,” “bored,” or “tired” when it’s too consuming to fully wrap your head around how you feel. The Emotion Wheel can be a helpful tool that… Continue reading How to Name Your Emotions

Journaling for Better Mental Health

Each day, our minds are filled with thousands of thoughts, ideas, and concerns. Thoughts of panic, joy, fear, and anger can circulate throughout the brain and impact mental health. Journaling is a personal and intimate way to explore and grasp emotions. Why journaling? Journaling helps manage stress and increases self-awareness. It provides an outlet for… Continue reading Journaling for Better Mental Health

Falling Back into Routine

As much as we may try, external changes like changing jobs, moving to a new home, or a once-in-a-century viral pandemic can get in the way of continuing “life as normal.” Having a routine and structure at home can help your family tackle big changes when they come. Every family is different, and there is… Continue reading Falling Back into Routine

5 Tips for Sustainable Self-Care

Self-care is crucial to improved mental health. Here are a few ways to add self-care to your daily routine as a way to reduce stress and promote overall wellness. Drink water Adding a little H2O is an easy addition to your daily routine. Start your day right with a glass and drink more throughout the… Continue reading 5 Tips for Sustainable Self-Care

International Self-Care Day

July 24 is International Self-Care Day (ISD). This worldwide event allows people to share how they practice self-care while offering better ways for everyone to cultivate wellness in their daily lives. First developed in 2011 by the International Self-Care Foundation, the founder’s vision is to create a world where people live long, healthy lives by… Continue reading International Self-Care Day