Have you ever heard someone say that they love running not just because of how it makes their body feel, but also their mind? Over 55 million people in the U.S. run or jog recreationally, and for good reason. Most of us know that running offers a host of physical benefits, including improved cardiovascular health… read more
Follow Your Gut: What You Eat Can Affect Your Mental Health Growing evidence suggests that eating well can improve your mental health, particularly your mood. For example, foods such as berries can boost memory and learning capacity, and certain teas can increase focus and reduce mental fatigue. Further, studies have shown associations between diet, suicide risk and… read more
While negative moods are a natural part of life, we’d all enjoy a little boost from time to time. Chances are, as someone visiting a mental health blog, you’re familiar with some of the more common ways we can regulate our emotional wellbeing: therapy, exercise, socialization, and even medications (when applicable) are all perfectly legitimate… read more
The Stress of Saving the World There’s a reason superheroes are so popular—deep down, we all want to save the world. Some of us want to make the planet a better place by advocating for endangered species, while others focus on voting reform or improving public schools. Yet no matter which worthy cause we support,… read more
It can be hard to find a balance in life. Our work, finances, relationships, and personal health can all change in an instant, jolting us into confusion even when we’re feeling our most grounded. On top of those major stressors, every day we’re forced to navigate dozens of smaller, unexpected roadblocks, like bad weather… read more
Feeling emotionally drained and exhausted? Have you been distancing yourself from work, growing numb to occupational tasks, or experiencing reduced job performance? According to an article published in the US National Library of Medicine, you may be suffering from burnout, a term coined by psychologist Herbert Freudenberger in the 1970s to describe the symptoms of… read more
Have you ever read books or watched documentaries on the “law of attraction”? The idea is that whatever you think or speak is what you will attract to yourself. But is this really the case?
Whether you’re losing motivation at the office or looking for a little inspiration on the weekend, everyone could use a mood boost now and then. Here are some easy, natural ways to pick yourself using the five basic senses. Taste: We all know our happy foods—chocolate, pizza, coffee—but few of them come close to offering… read more