Mental Health Awareness Month

While April showers bring May flowers, May also brings Mental Health Awareness Month! This is not only an extremely important month for mental health professionals, but also for humankind as well. In fact, 1 in 5 (that is about 43.8 million) Americans experience struggles with mental illness every year. It makes it highly likely that... Continue Reading →

Yoga and Self-Care

Have you ever wondered how people incorporate yoga into their everyday life? A lot of it has to do with simply breathing. Yup, you read correctly. Trying to find the balance between school, work, relationships, family, religion, and so much more which applies to everyday life can result in burnout. Sometimes self-care needs more than... Continue Reading →

Burnout

Burnout is the state of mental, physical, and emotional exhaustion due to prolonged and excessive stress. There a multitude of emotions associated with feeling burnout, the primary ones include feeling overwhelmed, emotionally drained, and unable to meet constant demands. People are constantly coming up with different ways to avoid feeling burnt out. If I were... Continue Reading →

Exercise is Self-Care

Why is it that although we know exercise is good for us, we don't do it more often? Plenty of research has shown that regular physical activity improves every aspect of our health. Physical activities can help manage stress, improve mood, and decrease cardiovascular risk. Why is it that some people are more committed to... Continue Reading →

El ejercicio es una forma de cuidado personal

¿Por qué, aunque sabemos que el ejercicio es bueno para nosotros, no lo hacemos con más frecuencia? Numerosas investigaciones han demostrado que la actividad física regular mejora todos los aspectos de nuestra salud. Las actividades físicas pueden ayudar a controlar el estrés, mejorar el estado de ánimo y disminuir el riesgo cardiovascular. ¿Por qué algunas... Continue Reading →

Sleep and Your Mental Health!

According to Harvard Medical School (2019), “Chronic sleep problems affect 50% to 80% of patients in a typical psychiatric practice, compared with 10% to 18% of adults in the general U.S. population.”  Based on this statistic alone, there is a major correlation between sleep and your mental health. Those who identify as being challenged with... Continue Reading →

Caregiver Burnout

Being a caregiver is a demanding job that can easily overtake your life. When loved ones become chronically ill, disabled, and or elderly, many of us step up to the task of providing needed care. If you are in this position, just as the name suggests, you are constantly in a state of giving your... Continue Reading →

Holiday Stress

       There are certain times of the year when stress is higher than others. For many, the holiday season can be one of those times. Whether it is due to the stress of having financial strains due to gift giving expectations, coming together with unsavory family situations, not being able to celebrate in... Continue Reading →

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