Recognizing and Managing Burnout

Recognizing and Managing Burnout

Do you struggle with feelings of extreme exhaustion and changes in appetite or sleep patterns? You might feel less optimistic, less hopeful, and overall, less motivated to participate in daily activities. While this can also present itself as symptoms of depression or...
Self-Care During the Summer

Self-Care During the Summer

Summer. A word and season that is generally associated with carefree attitudes and relaxation. The increased exposure to sunlight alone does wonders for our mental health, such as “increasing the brain’s release in serotonin, which helps with boosting mood and...
Disability Pride Month

Disability Pride Month

While many people see disabled people as someone to pity or feel sorry for, there are many people with disabilities who are proud of their differences, and see them as a source of strength in their lives. In fact, there is a Disability Pride Day held each year on July...
Mental Health and Older Adults

Mental Health and Older Adults

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 15 % of seniors, over the age of 60, will present with a mental health disorder. WHO also states that the population of the world’s older adults is estimated to double from 900 million to 2 billion for seniors over the...
Minority Mental Health Month

Minority Mental Health Month

“Talking about your feelings is something only White people do.”  I remember thinking this while sitting in my in-patient rehab center while the counselor asked each of us sitting in the circle that morning to name how we were feeling that day.  Feelings...
PTSD Awareness Month

PTSD Awareness Month

June is PTSD Awareness Month. A month that not only focuses on raising awareness around PTSD, but spreading word and understanding on what it is, how to access treatments and where to receive support.  PTSD, or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, is defined as a...
Introduction to Ayurveda

Introduction to Ayurveda

Ayurveda. While the word may be unknown to many, this holistic approach to medicine has been around for over 5,000 years. Ayurveda is the “traditional, ancient Indian system of health science” and known to be one of the oldest medical systems in the world. This type...
Pride Month: The History and Meaning Behind It

Pride Month: The History and Meaning Behind It

In the history of the United States, we have had many minority groups that have not been treated the same. They have been denied access to public places, not protected under certain laws, and the list goes on. One of the minority groups that had to endure these...
The Benefits of Aromatherapy

The Benefits of Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy, also known as essential oil therapy, is defined as a “holistic healing treatment that uses essential oils to improve the health of body, mind and spirit”. Essential oils are natural oils using plant extract. They are made by steaming or pressing...
Eating Healthy While Working from Home

Eating Healthy While Working from Home

I don’t know about you, but I tend to snack a lot. When I’m bored, sad, happy, but most of all, when I’m not actually hungry. It was a problem for me before quarantine and now, over a year later, it’s something I still struggle with every day. This might not be an...