Oxytocin and Mental Health

Oxytocin and Mental Health

Do you ever just yearn for a hug or physical touch to make you have that warm fuzzy feeling inside? The feeling where you feel loved and wanted and safe. Oxytocin is one of the four feel-good hormones. They call it the love hormone because it helps us bond with one...
5 Ways to Take Care of Yourself This Fall

5 Ways to Take Care of Yourself This Fall

Fall is the most wonderful time of the year! Or, wait, was that Christmas? Well, fall for me is the most wonderful time of the year. For some people, fall may simply indicate the end of summer and the start of colder weather, allergies, and an earlier nighttime. For...
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...
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 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...