Mental

Your mental health is an important part of your overall well-being. Our helpful articles and tips are here to help keep you mentally healthy.

Seasonal Affective Disorder impacts more than 10 million people in the United States, and millions more around the world, every year. Learn more and use these 6 natural treatments to help. Click image to open full sized image

According to the American Psychiatric Association, anxiety disorders are a group of related conditions that share features of excessive and persistent fear. Fear is a natural response to an imminent threat; however anxiety occurs when there is anticipation and worry about a future threat. It is estimated that 30 per ce…

Emotions are part of being human and men are no different. Of course, the male stereotype is to be strong and silent, however, there are physical and mental signs that something is not quite in balance – these are signs that something needs to change. In the course of any given year, an average of 3% of men experience…

No matter where you are in life, the fall season rarely fails to provide a variety of avenues into new experiences. First days of school, getting back to work, moving in, growing up, moving on… The condition of our physical body is a direct reflection of the ways in which we use them. So, amidst (what seems to be) the…

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a form of major depression that affects people in the darker months in autumn and winter. It can be quite disabling, reducing your mood and motivation so much that you may not get the pleasure from the activities you usually enjoy. You may feel overwhelmed with feelings of sadness,…

1. No Arguing at the Table Make this a ground-rule that you send to your family members ahead of time. Focus on the joy and positive interactions. 2. Include Daily Exercise It’s a good time to get a head-start on New Years goal #1 – exercising and losing weight. What better way than to exercise…it’s like giving yoursel…

There is more to nuts than you may realize. Take the example of cashews. Cashew trees are native to Brazil and they are considered a delicacy in Brazilian and Caribbean cuisine. They are shaped like kidneys, or like a smile, which may indicate what they can help with your mood. Cashews health benefits and their nutrien…

With spring finally here and summer around the corner, it’s time to shed the drab winter blues and to embrace the freshness and sense of renewal that comes with this time of the year. It can be difficult at times to keep motivated when it comes to your health goals. Here are some tips to help get you on track. Positive…

There are four seasons and winter is often the toughest on your mind and mood. The connotations are usually negative: bitter cold, dry skin, back pain from show shoveling, multiple layers of clothing, colds and flu, trudging to work or around town. Winter is also associated with darkness and some people are susceptible…

Whether you are a parent of a young child or of a college student, back to school is an important transition for you and your children. It represents a meaningful challenge for the child: academically, socially and emotionally. The “back-to-school” transition can be prepared for proactively and my article below incorpo…