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Mental Health
self-help books, reading, recovery, therapy
15
Feb

Are Self-Help Books Really Helpful?

In the iconic 1989 movie When Harry Met Sally, Sally reunites with acquaintance Harry in a bookstore when her friend Marie leans in and whispers, “Someone is staring at you in personal growth.” The popularity of self-help books skyrocketed in that decade, featuring authors such as Louise Hay, Stephen R. Covey, and Norman Vincent Peale....
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Mental Health Support Groups
04
Feb

Support Programs for Mental Health Conditions

It’s easy to feel isolated and burned out when you’re trying to manage mental and emotional health conditions. What might help is knowing where to turn when you want to add to your motivation and having the confidence to trust people who understand and provide a bridge of connection. The Motivation to Stay Well The...
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18
Jan

Living Life With More Purpose

The simple act of survival often limits how much introspection we can afford. But what happens when we have the opportunity to expand beyond basic needs and consider more of our life’s purpose? We’re all worthy of this type of exploration, and there’s no absolute right or wrong way to define it—only that we take...
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17
Jan

Using Art Therapy for Better Mental and Emotional Well-Being

In all cultures, in every aspect of life, there is art. From graffiti on a railroad car and musical street buskers to legendary novels and prestigious galleries of ancient artifacts, human beings express themselves in myriad creative ways. Often, creating art is exactly what we need to do to feel emotionally fulfilled and mentally clear....
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17
Dec

What Is Trauma-Informed Yoga, and How Can It Help You?

As many people become more aware of the effects trauma has on their lives, a critical next step is to seek out opportunities for effective healing. Certain applications, such as various forms of therapy, EMDR, brainspotting, and others help tremendously. Another option is trauma-informed yoga. Yoga For Better Emotional, Mental, and Physical Health In the...
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08
Dec

Mental Health Advances for Members of the BIPOC Community

In 2020, we outlined some serious discrepancies in mental health care for Black, indigenous, and other people of color (BIPOC). So, what resources and initiatives continue to help these individuals as they strive for better wellness? A Boost in Awareness Many of the challenges faced by members of the BIPOC community could be alleviated not...
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girl, photography, camera, hobby, happy, recovery
19
Nov

Why a Hobby Can Ease Your Mind

Take a moment to think about the last time you got into the “flow” of something. Often described as being completely energized by and immersed in a pleasurable activity, flow is one of the primary benefits of dedicating yourself to hobbies that establish the framework of a full, rich life. Why Flow Helps You Positive...
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05
Nov

Asking for Help Is Hard—Here’s How to Get Better at It

Whether it’s carrying groceries or talking about a serious subject, many of us avoid asking for help, and there are numerous reasons why. Yet science reinforces that we feel better in the long run not only because someone helps us, but also because we recognize the value of this support and how much better everyone—giver...
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26
Oct

Have You Had a Good Laugh Today? Here’s Why It Matters

We’re all familiar with that famous slogan “laughter is the best medicine.” Have you ever wondered why? It’s kind of interesting how a giggle, chuckle, or full-on belly laugh can improve your state of emotional, mental, and physical health. Here’s what the science says, as well as some tips to add a few more chortles...
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08
Sep

Why Suicide Awareness and Prevention Resources Benefit Everyone

In February 2022, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) published data from a 2020 report on suicide. The information included an alarming statistic: suicide is currently the 12th leading cause of death in the U.S. Additionally, for the study period of 2000–2020, the suicide rate increased by 30 percent. Suicide prevention awareness campaigns are mobilizing...
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