Articles about mental health conditions and how to achieve psychological wellbeing. Tips on how to cope with mental disorders and maintain a balance of the mind, body and spirit to feel healthy and happy.

Nature-Deficit Disorder Is a Real Thing: How to Get Your Kids to Spend More Time Outdoors

By |2020-02-19T18:25:43+03:00February 7th, 2020|Categories: Family & Parenting, Lifestyle, Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , , |

Are your children not getting as much sun as they should? They may have a case of nature-deficit disorder. This condition is little considered and as a result, often left untreated. This article may be the first time you’ve read about it, so allow us to explain what it is and what you can do to prevent your kids from developing it. What Is Nature-Deficit Disorder? Nature-Deficit disorder refers to the idea that people, particularly children, are spending less time outdoors, resulting in a host

How to Deal with Post-Holiday Blues After the Festive Season

By |2020-02-22T16:57:12+03:00January 27th, 2020|Categories: Lifestyle, Mental Health & Wellbeing, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , |

Don't enter the new year experiencing the post-holiday blues. The lights and trees may be gone, but the joy could still be there. January, after all, is the first month of the year, and a chance for a clean slate, an opportunity to embrace change--mentally and physically. Embrace this possibility and make 2020 the beginning of a better you. One new step at a time Yes, you could “fake it till you make it”, but don't rely on automatically waking up with a chipper demeanor.

What Is Dopamine Fasting, Who Needs It and Does It Work?

By |2020-02-22T00:13:30+03:00January 21st, 2020|Categories: Health & Wellness, Mental Health & Wellbeing, Science & Technology|Tags: , , , , |

Fasting has become very popular, but it's not just nutrition fasting that can improve your health: Dopamine fasting can too. Things like intermittent fasting have become very popular in the last few years. This is a time-restricted form of eating that can have some tremendous health benefits including weight loss, better hormonal profiles, better insulin sensitivity, along with improved cognitive function. When it comes to your mental health and overall well-being, the same fasting approach might work well but done with dopamine. This article will

5 Benefits of Sleeping in a Cold Room for Your Mind and Body

By |2020-02-02T23:40:20+03:00January 13th, 2020|Categories: Health & Wellness, Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , |

Have you noticed the temperature of your room at night? You may be negatively impacting your sleep by having it at the wrong temperature. A warm room may feel cozy, but the benefits of sleeping in a cold environment vastly outweigh it. Keeping your room on the cooler side is something you will want to consider, as it will have a tremendous impact on the quality of your sleep. As tempting as it is to keep things warm, this may do you no favors. This

How to Stop Feeling Inferior and Comparing Yourself to Others

By |2020-01-24T20:38:26+03:00December 30th, 2019|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing, Relationships & Social Life, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , |

If you’re feeling inferior, I’ve been there, I have an idea what that feels like. But, it’s time to stop and listen. Do you want me to be blunt? Feeling inferior will kill your positive self-esteem. Do you want to know why? Well, sitting around comparing yourself with others is a never-ending cycle. Here’s the hard cold truth. There will always be someone prettier, smarter, and funnier than you. It’s just the way it goes. But you know what, things change, people change and no

6 Examples of Negging in Relationships & How to Deal with It

By |2020-02-22T17:16:38+03:00December 10th, 2019|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing, Relationships, Relationships & Social Life|Tags: , , |

Emotional manipulation can also be seen as negging. There are many examples of negging which can damage your self-esteem. It seems there’s never a shortage of manipulative behavior. Although people are basically good, they are also selfish because not all people who use manipulative tactics have a personality or mental disorder. Some just want to get the upper hand. There are many examples of manipulative behavior including the act of negging. If you’re like me, this is a new word for toxic behavior. What is

5 Effective Grounding Techniques for Anxiety and Stress

By |2020-03-25T17:53:06+03:00December 3rd, 2019|Categories: Health & Wellness, Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , , , |

With an increase in mental diseases and the awareness of mental health increasing, a term that we often come across is grounding. Is it really possible to ease things like anxiety or depression with grounding techniques? While to many, it may sound like yoga mumbo jumbo, it is an amazing way to find your way back if you're going through immense stress. I have often experienced panic attacks that have lasted more than 30 minutes in which I could hardly breathe, clawing at my chest

The Mechanism of Addiction in the Brain and How It Works

By |2020-02-22T17:30:33+03:00November 17th, 2019|Categories: Diseases and Conditions, Health & Wellness, Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , |

Addiction is one of the biggest killers in the country right now, but it's surprisingly little understood by people everywhere, and few realize that it has to do with the way the human brain works. When most people think of addiction, they think of drugs. But addiction can exist in almost any form. Video games, alcoholism, gambling, sex, even exercise. If it releases dopamine, then it can potentially become an addictive substance. Now that doesn't mean that everything is inherently addictive and it doesn't mean