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Do You Dream of Getting Good Sleep?

Good sleep quality can help you maintain a healthy lifestyle. Sleep can help people fight the negative effects of stress and tiredness more effectively every day. The naturally recurring phenomenon called sleep allows the body to rejuvenate, both physically and mentally, and get ready for the next day. The Sleep Cycle There are different types […]

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Living With Depression: Life's Not Over

For those living with depression, every day can be a challenge. For family members of depressed people, it’s sometimes hard to know what to do; you may feel like you’re walking on eggshells. Understanding depression can go a long way in helping to deal with this illness. Below are some coping tips that may help. […]

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The Wonders of Green Tea

The Chinese have known about Green tea as a powerful medication for at least 4000 years. According to legend, tea was discovered by Shen Nung, a Chinese emperor. Some tea leaves accidentally fell into boiling water, and he tried it and found it invigorating. Green tea became part of the Chinese diet, and, over time, […]

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Improve Your Mental Health: Live By The Jedi Code

While entirely fictional, the enigmatic concept knowns as “The Force” is based on some very real principles. In the movie, Star Wars, the “Force” is often spoken of by members of a religious order called the Jedi. The warrior-priests of the Jedi Order served as the main proponents of what they believed to be the […]

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Take a Minute to Relax

Progressive muscle relaxation Find a calm and quiet place where you will not be interrupted for the next five to ten minutes. Wear comfy clothes. You can do this exercise sitting in a chair or lying down; just be careful you do not fall asleep. Progressive muscle relaxation (PMR) involves focusing on one muscle group […]

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Beating the Winter Blahs! Seasonal Affective Disorder

The winter season brings shorter days and colder weather. Over time, this can lead to feeling down and depressed, even for the most optimistic people. This is a normal phenomenon known as seasonal affective disorder (SAD), commonly referred to as winter depression or winter blues. What Is SAD? Seasonal affective disorder is a type of […]

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Feeling Stressed? Get Some Exercise!

Regular exercise, especially aerobic exercise, has a range of benefits for your mental health. Physical activity actually releases endorphins to your brain which will make you feel happier, calmer and help you to clear your mind. There are several other ways exercise can help you keep both your mind and body in shape. Since exercising […]

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Cut Back on Saturated Fats

Saturated fats are fats that don’t have double bonds between their carbon molecules. They are found naturally in foods such as pork, beef and dairy products. Regularly eating foods that are high in saturated fat will cause your blood cholesterol levels to increase, which means an increase in the chance that you might suffer from […]

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Stressed Out? Here Are Some Foods That May Help

When you’re stressed out, the foods that you’re most likely turning to are the traditional ‘comfort’ foods – think big meals, takeout, fatty foods, sweet foods, and alcohol. Let’s face it, we’ve all found some comfort in a tasty meal and a bottle of beer or glass of wine when we’ve been stressed out or […]