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finding-purpose
One of the main questions that people ask themselves is:  "what is my purpose?"  It is a commonly pondered question, especially when someone is feeling particularly down and not themselves.  While this is not an easy question to answer, it takes self-discovery, with no right or wrong answer.  However, taking some time to ask yourself some of the following questions can help lead you t...
improving-productivity-how-to-add-structure-to-your-day
Whether you are a student who will be starting classes again in a few weeks; someone who will be swapping out summer hours for a regular schedule again; a parent who has kids starting school again and will have a change of routine yourself; or just someone who needs an organizational boost to their weekdays, this blog gives some ideas of what you can change to add efficiency to your days. For m...
the-lost-act-of-kindness
In society’s turbulent climate, the act of kindness seems to be a lost art.  Kindness take work.  Being kind also takes a strong sense of self and a vulnerability to give something of yourself to others without need for attention, acknowledgement or reciprocity. Studies have indicated that practicing kindness has been linked to greater life satisfaction, deeper, meaningful relationships and...
overcoming-perfectionism
For perfectionists, everyday can be a struggle that involves self-judgement and criticism.  The smallest task can cause anxiety and feel more important than it is.  Having this mentality can be toxic for some people, considering a good portion of their mindset is focused on avoiding failure, often giving them a pessimistic thought process.  Part of overcoming this involves awareness of what per...
mental-health-team-sports-and-group-exercise
The physical benefits associated with engaging in team sports or group exercise are commonly discussed and known. Regular sporting activity is proven to help with weight control, prevent heart disease, Type 2 diabetes and even some forms of cancer. However, many of us are unaware of the many mental health benefits that are linked with team sports or participating in-group exercise. So wh...
daylights-savings-and-mental-health
The optimism of spring may bring more active lifestyles and outdoor activities, but the time change from Daylight Savings can have an effect on not only your sleep, but your mental health. Disrupted sleep cycles, like the hour we lose when we “spring forward,” affects your mood and increases irritability, which in turn can lead to grogginess, lack of focus and concentration and depression and...
pets-and-the-positive-impact-on-mental-health
As a longtime pet owner, I can attest to the great comfort and companionship my pets have provided over the years, but researchers have also found that pets can be hugely beneficial to your mental health and overall wellbeing. There has long been evidence that people struggling with mental disorders such as bipolar and schizophrenia have sought comfort in animals who provide an emotional connec...
helping-your-child-deal-with-bullying
Bullying is a buzz word across schools, with prevention programs and educational awareness tailored to showcase the definition, as well as identify and help reduce bullying within schools. According to PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center, one out of every five student reports being bullied, however, 64 percent of those who were bullied did not report it. While there is no legal def...
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