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4 Legit Excuses To Take A Mental Health Day

4 Legit Excuses To Take A Mental Health Day

Staying home from work when you’re sick is a no-brainer. Sure, we all know those people who still come in with a nasty cold because they want to prove that a virus isn’t going to stop them from performing their role—we’re a country of chronic workaholics, after all. But for the most part, we know that […]

MAKING IT BETTER: How Do You Assess Your Quality Of Life?

I have a big milestone I am about to achieve in a week so I have been contemplative, taking stock, being reflective and facing some interesting findings. I will speak to this in my next offering. If we think for a moment about the things that make us who we are, what would come to […]

MAKING IT BETTER: Raising Mental Health Awareness

This month in the UK there are different campaigns taking place around Mental Health. I thought it would be opportune to replicate the same here. So I will be trying to raise as much awareness on this important issue as I can. I encourage you to send in any questions you might want answered or […]

The Emotional and Psychological Impact of Manopause

The Emotional and Psychological Impact of Manopause

Aging piles on changes that need to be met with gradual (and sometimes dramatic) changes in our approach to life. We need to begin the process of letting go of youthful ideas and pursuits. We need to turn inward to examine our life choices. We need to change our diets to reflect different metabolic needs. […]

Eating More Chocolate Might Make You Smarter, New Study Suggests

Eating More Chocolate Might Make You Smarter, New Study Suggests

If you’re looking to improve your physical and mental health, science has no shortage of recommendations. Exercise more, about a million studies suggests. Quit multitasking. Eat more whole grains. These are clearly all worthy findings and we’d do well to heed the advice, but let’s be honest: you might dutifully go out and buy some quinoa, […]

Why Black Women Should Start Talking About Depression Now

Why Black Women Should Start Talking About Depression Now

I typed a text to my mom saying, “I don’t think I want to live anymore” then proceeded to turn off my phone. I was sitting in my bed surrounded in a puddle of tears ready to give up on life. With thoughts of suicide swimming through my head, it was at that moment, I […]

How Complaining Rewires Your Brain for Negativity

How Complaining Rewires Your Brain for Negativity

Research shows that most people complain once a minute during a typical conversation. Complaining is tempting because it feels good, but like many other things that are enjoyable — such as smoking or eating a pound of bacon for breakfast — complaining isn’t good for you. Your brain loves efficiency and doesn’t like to work any harder […]

Common Mental Health Issues In Women

Common Mental Health Issues In Women

If you are a woman experiencing depression, an anxiety disorder, or another mental health condition, you are not alone. According to a recent survey by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 29 million American women, or about 23 percent of the female population, have experienced a diagnosable mental health-related disorder in the last […]

World Mental Health Day : Psychological First Aid

World Mental Health Day : Psychological First Aid

When terrible things happen in our communities, we can reach out a helping hand to those who are affected. Perhaps you find yourself at the scene of an accident where people are hurt. Perhaps you are a health-care worker or teacher talking with someone from your community who has just witnessed the violent death of […]

Are You Guilty Of Self-Sabotage?

Are You Guilty Of Self-Sabotage?

Some things we do are bad for us. They may not seem bad, and we may not even know we are doing them. But these seemingly innocent things can bring us down, make us feel sad or angry or sabotage our lives. If you find yourself guilty of any of the following, it may be […]