Y’all hold on now, because I’m about to get all up in my feels. I made a horrible decision tonight. I decided to share a picture of my newborn niece in a Facebook group that consists of 10,000+ people. *record scratch* I know, I’ll give you a minute to gasp, recoil, and recover from this
It is a sad fact that treatment for mental healthcare is often cost prohibitive. Those who are suffering should be able to find free anxiety help and relief. In my opinion, resources and support for mental illness should be accessible for all. If our citizens are not healthy, then our society is not healthy. Everybody suffers!
Like so many people, I use my Pinterest account and Instagram feed to curate motivating and inspiring content to encourage me to be healthy. However, sometimes I compare myself to the slim, toned bodies in my feed and I feel dejected. What a silly notion! We are all unique individuals and should be viewed as such.
I have talked about my anxiety and how the source of it was my low self esteem. Another product of my low self esteem was my lack of understanding about how to set boundaries in my relationships. This resulted in feelings of disrespect and resentment, which I didn’t know how to reconcile. Even without the
Can a pet improve your mental health? Absolutely! Pets help reduce stress There’s a scientific reason that dogs, cats and other animals can be used as therapeutic aids. Studies have shown that interacting with a therapy animal can cause the body to release the “feel good” hormone oxytocin. It can also cause the body to
We are all familiar with the cycle of fad diets that work their way through the weight loss world. I have participated in many of them, including the currently popular Keto diet. Despite the weight loss results I achieved while following this diet, I decided it was not the healthiest option for me. Let me
You’re going to think I’m full of it, but I love Mondays. Sure, I’m sad to see the weekend go, but I just love the fresh opportunities that come with a new week. All of the negative connotations that get attached to Mondays are a matter of perspective. To help you get started on the
When I began struggling with anxiety, the people in my support system did not immediately know what to do. They wanted to help, but “the right thing” to do wasn’t always clear. Thankfully, we enlisted the help of professionals who assisted with establishing my plan of care. I don’t know how I would have managed
This year I wanted to come up with a fun, Valentine’s Day recipe that I could prepare with the kids. I have a thing against excess sugar. It’s been a bit of a struggle to find convenient, nutritious foods that my kids will eat while also avoiding added sugars. Recently I discovered the Kodiak Cakes brand, and
I have a confession to make…I really went off the rails last weekend with my eating. I’m pretty sure I ate everything that crossed my sight. Like Pandora’s Box, once I gave in I just couldn’t seem to contain myself. Typically this would be a death sentence for my “healthy eating kick”. What’s the point