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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...
COVID-Somnia: Is Insomnia a Symptom of COVID?
Good sleep has always been hard to come by for millions of people. However, sleep issues have skyrocketed since the onset of COVID-19. From fear of unemployment to a lack of a regular schedule to the dread of contracting the...
10 Natural Ways to Alleviate Menopause Symptoms
Sunday, March 8, 2021, marks International Women’s Day. Women are the backbones of the workplace, community, and home. Yet, these warriors must deal with so many obstacles, including uncomfortable menopause symptoms.  Menopause is inevitable for every woman who has never...
Mental Health Tips for Work from Home & Unemployment
COVID-19 has impacted the workforce like no other. This pandemic has simultaneously caused a spike in unemployment rates while forcing most people to work from home. Millions worry about finding work-from-home jobs, maintaining a work-life balance with a home office,...
The Benefits of Sound, Music, and Dance Therapy for Anxiety
Sounds enhance every experience. Music can set the background for a good time. A honking horn in traffic can set off a fit of rage. The coo of a newborn can cause you to well up with tears of joy....
Panic Attack or Heart Attack: A Matter of Life and Death
February is American Heart Month. #OurHearts promotes cardiovascular health through awareness and tips for how to improve heart health. Approximately 885,000 Americans experience a heart attack annually. Meanwhile, 11% (~36 million) of the American population deals with at least one panic attack every year. These...
10 Valentine’s Day Date Ideas During a Pandemic
Valentine’s Day is supposed to be about showing people extra love and affection. But Valentine’s Day 2021 may look a lot different than in years past. That doesn’t mean we can’t still show our loved ones that we care or...
COVID-19 and Children: How to Help Kids as Mental Health Declines
Before the pandemic, the rise of children’s mental health issues was already on a steady climb. However, lockdown procedures have disrupted normalcy for kids’ mental health. Those who benefited from the structure are having a difficult time adapting to distance learning. Now, a startling...
How I Beat Chronic Stress (and Why You Should Too)
Experiencing stress is part of the human experience. Little bouts of stress, even daily, could be a healthy thing, as it pushes us outside of our comfort zones. Chronic stress, however, can be far more damaging. When we experience chronic...
How to Handle Political Tensions With Loved Ones
Political tensions were high heading into 2020. We already know that the 2020 election results were going to be a decisive event for Americans. However, we didn’t know when 2020 began that a pandemic would escalate political arguments over masks,...
3 Unhealthy Habits I’m Leaving Behind In 2020

Every year, many of us promise to break unhealthy habits as a New Year Resolution. Yet, only 8% make the necessary lifestyle changes to see their resolutions beyond January. With 2020 being such a challenging year for many of us, the New Year 2021 is just what we need to break old habits and start a new chapter. Here are three things I’m leaving behind in 2020.

10 Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) Light Therapy Hacks
The winter solstice has arrived, which means our exposure to natural sunlight is going to drop exponentially. Natural sunlight is our primary source of Vitamin D, an essential vitamin for many neurological functions. That’s why many of us, myself included,...
Celebrating the Holidays During COVID Restrictions
Whether you’re missing out on quality face-time with loved ones or are having a socially distanced gathering, this holiday season is going to look and feel different. COVID-19 restrictions are going to complicate holiday travel, but it doesn’t mean you...
Dealing with Loss During the Holidays: How to Celebrate After the Death of a Loved One
The holidays are a time of celebration, especially after the year we’ve just had. Unfortunately, this time of year can be difficult following the death of a loved one. While others celebrate with those they cherish most, holiday depression can...
10 Holiday Gift Ideas for People with Anxiety
The holidays are a great time to shower your loved ones with gifts that last. This year more than ever, give the gift of wellness. Here are 10 of the best memorable holiday gifts for people with anxiety and mental...
Top 10 Immune Boosting Foods to Fight Off Viruses Naturally
Since the onset of COVID-19, I’ve been using diet and nutrition to naturally boost my immune system. I am incredibly grateful that integrating immune system booster foods into my diet has kept illness away and even helped my energy and mood....
Hosting Thanksgiving Day? 7 Tips for Managing Holiday Stress
The holiday season is a time for loved ones to get together and create lifelong memories, with Thanksgiving Day being the kickoff for these annual festivities. As heartwarming as this time of year can be, it’s also wrought with stress...
Stress Shopping: Report Reveals COVID Trends Don’t Match Wellness Goals
2020 is the Groundhog Day-meets-Resident Evil mashup that we never asked to see. A recent study by New Hope Network looked at what people have been doing to occupy their spare time since the pandemic hit and lockdowns started. Analysts compared this data...
10 Ways to Stop Racing Thoughts at Night
Our heads can be a noisy place, especially when the rest of the world quiets down, and you’re trying to get some sleep. Then, it’s just you and your mind. Having my mind racing in bed at a mile a...