Articles in the ‘Mental Health’ Category
It is critical to our mental health to have people in our lives that provide us with practical and emotional support. But our support system must change as we do, and this makes it necessary to reach out and connect with others. This also necessitates ending friendships that no longer serve and detract from our innate needs.
Numerous studies have linked the extensive use of social media to depression. We can scroll through social media for hours every day without realizing the cost to our mental health – lost and empty hours that can lead to depression.
We cannot ignore the impact that the last two years have had on us, but we are starting to regain a sense that everything is going to be okay.
We all have strengths and beautiful qualities that uniquely make us who we are. This is the place where we take control of our thoughts, and we remove influence from the world. This is the place where we define ourselves.
When we are feeling anxious, our bodies respond by releasing a natural (and helpful!) stress hormone called cortisol. It only becomes a problem when we experience too much stress and are overloaded with cortisol.
To make friends, we must take on a mindset to do deliberate things that open our world up to grow social connections. It involves getting creative to meet new people.
What needs to be done to create mutuality in your home? Do you need your spouse to complete specific chores? Do you need th to engage with the kids? The first step to a more equal partnership is to make a list of what you need.
We all experience stress, but our kids, especially our teens, are more stressed-out than ever. The wonderful news is that we can help our tweens and teens holistically and safely let loose of stress through massage therapy.
We have been forced to bury our innate human need to reach out and touch someone, or to be touched, and it has resulted in an uptick in a mental health condition called touch starvation.