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The Therapeutic Benefits of Having a Pet Fish

The Therapeutic Benefits of Having a Pet Fish

When life gets you down, you know what you gotta do? Just keep swimming – Dory (Finding Nemo)   Fish can be very therapeutic to have and relaxing to look at. There are many benefits to having a fish in the house, such as reducing your stress, helping keep you...

The Impact of Social Media on Mental Health

The Impact of Social Media on Mental Health

I don’t know about you, but I can spend hours on social media. Whether it be checking my Instagram feed, watching TikTok or looking up recipes on Pinterest, I am the first to admit when I may be using (or over-using) it – but I’m not the only one. It was reported that...

How to Improve Your Work-Life Balance

How to Improve Your Work-Life Balance

Say you’ve decided to take the day off work. So, you are now relaxing on the couch, catching up on your favorite show, and scrolling through your phone. Suddenly you get a notification from your email about a work issue and since you’ve already seen it, you might as...

Puzzles and Brain Health

Puzzles and Brain Health

Have you ever done a puzzle and been frustrated with trying to figure out where the pieces fit? Then, you maneuver the pieces around to see if that will help but the pieces still don’t fit. So, you give up and throw the pieces all over the place? Yes, I know that...

The Different Styles of Attachment

The Different Styles of Attachment

Attachment is defined as “a special emotional relationship that involves comfort, care, and pleasure.” Attachment Theory, on the other hand, is defined as “long-lasting psychological connectedness between human beings.” John Bowlby, a British psychologist, is...

The Impact of Travel on Mental Health

The Impact of Travel on Mental Health

Summertime, and the living is easy…!  I’m sure you can picture yourself on a beach somewhere sipping on drink with a tiny umbrella.  If the beach isn’t your thing, maybe a nice quiet house in the mountains breathing the crisp mountain air. Or, maybe you...

Panic Attacks vs. Anxiety Attacks

Panic Attacks vs. Anxiety Attacks

When I had my first anxiety attack in high school, I was perplexed. Not having “anxiety attacks” in my vocabulary, but knowing what panic attacks were, it felt inaccurate to call it a panic attack. Upon experiencing more anxiety attacks in college and doing research,...