When Self-Care Doesn’t Work

Self-care is a struggle for all of us at times. Here are some common problems that people come across when trying to implement self-care practices, and my suggestions for how to course-correct. I don’t have time for self-care. Self-care is a lot of things, and it doesn’t have to be time-consuming. We all have 24Continue reading “When Self-Care Doesn’t Work”

Reduce Anxiety through Movement

Everyone knows that exercise is good for our physical health. Did you know exercise is also great for mental health? Yes – you can even reduce anxiety through movement! Exercise increases chemicals in the brain like dopamine and epinephrine, which improve our mood. Exercise can also reduce our stress response up to 24 hours later.Continue reading “Reduce Anxiety through Movement”

Cost-Effective Tips to Sleep Better and Boost your Mental Health

Hi folks! This week I’m featuring a guest writer… mental health blogger Cheryl Conklin! Enjoy her fantastic post on free or low-cost tips to sleep better. And if you’d like to see more content from her, visit her website. Rebecca Have you been struggling to get enough sleep? If you’re struggling with sleeplessness or insomnia,Continue reading “Cost-Effective Tips to Sleep Better and Boost your Mental Health”

Does light therapy help seasonal depression?

I know what you’re thinking: Light therapy? You expect me to believe that sitting under a *special lamp* will make me less depressed? Surprisingly, it just might. Read on to find out how. What’s seasonal depression? Seasonal depression, seasonal affective disorder, and SAD all refer to the same thing. In the DSM-V, it’s listed asContinue reading “Does light therapy help seasonal depression?”