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The Mental Health Benefits of Taking a Digital Detox

The Mental Health Benefits of Taking a Digital Detox

What is a digital detox, and why should you consider one? Digital detox or digital cleanse basically means you take a break from your electronic devices. Think of it as a screen time fast of sorts to improve your life in some way. This is an easy task for some while...
How to Avoid the Social Media Comparison Game

How to Avoid the Social Media Comparison Game

Do you ever wrestle with social media comparison? Undoubtedly, the temptation to compare our lives with others has existed since the dawn of history. However, we’ve experienced one significant shift in recent years that’s drastically changed how we compare...
Are You Experiencing Work Burnout?

Are You Experiencing Work Burnout?

Is work burnout a possibility for you? Our careers certainly aren’t all our lives are about. Still, they take up a significant part of our time. So, when problems happen with our work, those challenges can seep into every other aspect of our lives. Our personal...
15 Tips for How to Stay Calm When You Don’t Feel Calm

15 Tips for How to Stay Calm When You Don’t Feel Calm

Do you struggle with how to stay calm when life throws more at you than it feels you can handle? These experiences can be frustrating, to say the least. These encounters can happen in virtually any walk of life such as parenting, romantic relationships, work settings...
Anxiety and Stress Relief: Are Pets Good for Mental Health?

Anxiety and Stress Relief: Are Pets Good for Mental Health?

Could bringing home a pet be a good anxiety and stress relief strategy for you and your family? When most of us think of adding a new family pet, we first consider the responsibility involved. And some of us never get any further than that because the combined time,...
How to Handle Pet Loss Grief as a Family

How to Handle Pet Loss Grief as a Family

Pet loss grief can be substantial when a family has to say goodbye to their much-loved friend. Experiencing the loss of a pet, whether you’re feeling the grief alone or there are others involved, can hurt a lot deeper than we expect. This is all the truer if your pet...
What is Situational Depression?

What is Situational Depression?

Is it possible that you or a loved one is struggling with situational depression? As the name suggests, situational depression is brought on by one’s circumstances. That may seem like an obvious observation until considering that major depression (the type most think...
Depression and Anxiety: They’re Not Always Easy to Tell Apart

Depression and Anxiety: They’re Not Always Easy to Tell Apart

We tend to view depression and anxiety as separate from each other, and rightfully so. After all, anxiety and depressive disorders can have some profound and fundamental differences. In his “Psychology Today” article entitled Anxiety and Depression—First Cousins, At...
How Depression is Different in Men

How Depression is Different in Men

It’s easy to imagine that symptoms of depression in men look relatively similar to how they do for women. We naturally tend to lump the two together, thinking ongoing clinical sadness is what it is regardless of gender. While there certainly are some similarities...
Depression in Women: Are Women Really Way More Depressed Than Men?

Depression in Women: Are Women Really Way More Depressed Than Men?

Signs of depression in women are a common mental health complaint regardless of age. And surprisingly, women are twice as likely to be diagnosed with depression as men. But as we’ll see, that doesn’t necessarily mean twice as many women are depressed when compared to...
Seasonal Affective Disorder and Thriving in the Year’s Dark Side

Seasonal Affective Disorder and Thriving in the Year’s Dark Side

Do you get sad a lot in the winter and wonder if seasonal affective disorder could be interfering? If you asked a group of people how they feel about the winter or low-light time of year, opinions certainly would vary. You’d even find some who love those icy, frigid...
How to Deal with Social Anxiety During the Holidays

How to Deal with Social Anxiety During the Holidays

Sorting out how to deal with social anxiety during the holidays could be a little more challenging for some this year. Many of us saw interruptions to family gatherings, work-related get-togethers, and community events in some way over the past few years due to COVID....