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Can Effects of Urban Green Spaces Boost Mood?
Next time you're feeling low, consider hugging a tree. Literally. A recent study found that those who have more access to trees are less likely to need antidepressants. These findings are prompting people in urban areas to petition for their...
Perfectionist Toxicity: How to Overcome Perfectionism
Many self-professed perfectionists wear their perfectionism as a badge of honor. There is no denying that these people have a keen eye for detail and often perform above the standard. However, at what cost?  There is a blurry line between...
Are Your Depression Meds Causing You Anxiety?
Depression medication can be very beneficial and downright life-saving for people with Major Depressive Disorder. Mental health issues have steadily been on the rise, with over 70.9 million prescriptions for depression medications written in 2018. Then, the first month of...
How to Clear Brain Fog Naturally
Ever walk into a room with so much gusto and then forget why you went in there in the first place? How about forgetting what you were doing in the middle of an otherwise routine task or conversation? Then you’ve...
Media News and Anxiety
Coronavirus, Black Lives Matter, Presidential Election 2020…there are many reasons to get anxiety from news outlets. Once one story passes, another horrible headline pops up. So, what is it with the media and anxiety? Here’s why we get anxiety from...
Stress and Anxiety with Online Classes: How to Tackle eLearning Challenges
As the 2020-2021 school year begins, hybrid schedules and homeschooling look to be the new normal for children and college students. Learning new concepts in school is tough as it is. Now, students must contend with extra hurdles like navigating...
What is High Functioning Anxiety?
Those of us with anxiety consider this mental health disorder as a part of who we are. We adjust our lifestyles to accommodate this condition so that it doesn’t negatively impact us more than it already has. Along the way,...
Why an ADHD Morning Routine is a Lifesaver
Getting a house full of children and adults ready for the day is daunting as it is. The amount of distractions, negotiations, and chores is only amplified when there is a child or adult with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Here...
Drinking and Anxiety: How to Break the Unhealthy and Dependent Relationship
Who doesn’t love a nice glass of wine or a cold beer after a stressful day? Sure, a moderate amount of alcohol can help you unwind. However, drinking with depression and anxiety can quickly turn a treat into a habit....
Anxiety by Age: Symptoms and Coping Skills
Anxiety doesn’t discriminate by age. However, anxiety symptoms can differ as we age. Things that caused us stress as a child aren’t necessarily going to trigger the same anxious behavior as an adult. Let’s discuss the physical symptoms of anxiety...
Is Anxiety Hereditary? 5 Ways to Break the Link Between Anxiety and Genes
We knew family genes are to thank for our eye color and hair color. There are many factors that play a role in developing anxiety and research suggests one of these influences might be your genes. So, is anxiety genetic?...
How I’m Handling the Uncertainty Surrounding a Summer Reopen
Those of us who dealt with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) all winter had to compound those anxieties with being cooped up from shelter-in-place. We’ve been looking forward to summer, but now all of our favorite activities might be on pause....
I Kicked my Coffee Habit with these 5 Natural Alternatives
Admittedly, caffeine transforms me from zombie to Superman. I used to need a cup of coffee to get me going in the morning and energy drinks throughout the day. However, the jitters, anxiety, and sleepless nights outweighed the positive effects...
How I’m Spraying My Way to Good Sleep
I’ve battled long stretches of sleep loss throughout my life. As people with insomnia can attest, those long nights include a lot of tossing, turning, and whimpering. I’m guilty of taking all types of sleep aids and skeptically have taken...
Why I’m Using Diet and Nutrition to Combat My Social Anxiety Disorder
Anxiety, panic attacks, and mental illness are all a part of who I am. For decades, doctors prescribed me different medications that depleted my energy levels and sex drive, at times, even worsening my social anxiety disorder. They never told...
The Pandemic Hangover: A Mental Health Crisis
The coronavirus pandemic has swept the entire globe, leaving behind a mental health crisis in its ruins. While the fear of COVID-19 itself has dwindled in comparison to the March 2020 numbers, the aftermath of society’s mental health is nearly...
The Simple Strategy I Used to Reduce My High Prescription Drug Costs by 75% Without Compromising My Health
I am 87 years old and recently entered an assisted living facility in Coral Gables, Florida. As a former Registered Nurse, I am proactive about my health and understand that I need to be on certain medications. But if you’re...
Turmeric 101: The Healing Properties of this Wonder Spice
Based on the popularity of our previous article, The Truth About the Benefits of Turmeric, we have compiled an update on the natural ways turmeric can benefit your health. Unfortunately, living with chronic pain and inflammation is a reality for many...
Proper Sleep Can Clean Your Brain. Here’s How…
We all need our beauty sleep for optimal functioning. However, we might be underestimating the true power of a good night’s sleep. Research has discovered that our brain “cleans itself” while we slumber. It flushes out useless noise, chatter, and information that...
Why Can’t I Stop Stuffing My Face? 5 Reasons Why We Overeat
We’ve all been there. Rifling through the pantry. Scrounging through the freezer. Standing in the darkness with the light of the refrigerator illuminating your guilty silhouette. You’re not alone if sometimes, especially during times of stress and uncertainty, you find...
Hot Flashes: Everything You Need to Know
We couldn’t believe the response to our last post about the benefits of Estrolene for Perimenopause Support. Thank you to all who read and commented — we truly hope it was helpful. Now as families celebrate Mother’s Day across the country, we’re...