Tag Archives: Emotion

Social Media and its Affect on Mental Health in Teens

Why Heavy Social Media Use May Be Contributing to Mental Health Decline in Youth Social media platforms have forever changed the face of how we communicate. Originally seen as a way for people to connect and share experiences, recent studies have come out that show how heavy use of social media is harmful to mental … Continue reading Social Media and its Affect on Mental Health in Teens

Encompassing All Aspects of Wellness To Improve Daily Life

Multidimensional Aspects of Wellness to Improve Daily Life Take a minute to think about wellness. What are the first things that pop into your mind? Exploring a new exercise routine or making sure your plate has a good balance of fruits and vegetables. Those examples only touch one area of wellness. The National Wellness Institute defines wellness as … Continue reading Encompassing All Aspects of Wellness To Improve Daily Life

Learning Self-Compassion

5 Easy Ways to Cultivate Self-Compassion Every Day Modern life is filled with pressure to succeed and achieve. Often, we confuse being the best version of ourselves with being “the best”. This mentality creates an environment that leads to extreme anger at ourselves when things don’t turn out the way we planned. In those moments, … Continue reading Learning Self-Compassion

Mental Illness vs Mental Wellness

Mental Wellness is a luxury. The Hilarious World of Depression featured Reggie Osse. Reggie Osse was a lawyer in the the hip-hop scene, a podcast host, an editor, and someone who battled depression. During this podcast episode, Reggie says “mental illness is a stigma, but mental wellness is a luxury.” Having to face a mental … Continue reading Mental Illness vs Mental Wellness

Total Picture of Impact

Exploring the net impact of simple, helpful gestures. I attended my first Project Helping volunteer event recently at Urban Peak. We prepped, cooked, and served breakfast to over 50 homeless youth. The impact of providing hot, nutritious meals to homeless youth is apparent to the volunteers. While we discussed the incredible feelings volunteering provided we also discovered … Continue reading Total Picture of Impact

After Twelve Rounds: Standing Up to Stress

Stress is like a slow leak. I can feel it coming on. The slow heaviness starts in my chest hovering over each breath. The brain only takes a second to notice the change, to notice stress. Stress Weighs In Stress weighs in at different amounts. You could be managing it with yoga and breathing exercises and it … Continue reading After Twelve Rounds: Standing Up to Stress

Keep Moving: Depression and the Power to Change

Understanding the Difference Between Feelings, Emotions, and Depression “It’s only normal,” she said, “that you’re sad.” You’ve gone through two miscarriages in the past year. But you’ll be fine. You’ll have a child. You’ll be fine. They were just flukes. Think about all the things you have to be thankful for. This grief will not … Continue reading Keep Moving: Depression and the Power to Change

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