April 9, 2019
Why Students Are Facing Psychological Problems
Young adults, especially college students (aged 18-24) are the most common group of people to struggle from psychological problems. The two most common psychological problems found on college campuses are anxiety and depression. Psychological problems have always been relevant in our society, but up until a decade or so ago, there has been a significant rise in the numbers of those who struggle with anxiety and depression. Studies have shown that... Read More
March 20, 2019
Graduating college is a big accomplishment, and symbolizes a jump into the real adult world. But is it a happy experience for everyone?
Post graduation depression is defined as extreme sadness and impaired functioning experienced by recent college graduates. Symptoms can include a perpetually negative perspective, decreased motivation to get out of bed, general hopelessness and even substance abuse. Most people are reluctant to report a depression post-grad due to the fact that entering the “... Read More
February 26, 2019
Learn How Getting Outside Can Increase Your Mood During Winter Months
The winter months bring shorter days and colder weather. With that, our circadian rhythms change, causing us to often feel more tired and less motivated. Many people feel that during winter it is hard to find activities to do outside, and end up spending most of every day inside. However, winter does not mean that you must be trapped inside. Studies have shown that people who are feeling down during the winter months often... Read More
February 20, 2019
Find Out How Knowing Your Own Body Can Make You More Mindful
First and foremost, somatic intelligence is understanding how your body responds to danger and uses that knowledge of your own body to face adversity, and cope with life’s daily challenges. It can also be known as the process of raising your own self-awareness, leading to a change in one’s behavioral patterns, typically for the better.
So, how does one go about obtaining somatic intelligence of their body? Somatic intelligence is... Read More
February 14, 2019
Make Valentine’s Day about you this year!
Research has shown that loving yourself and appreciating who you are can lead to happiness. It is important to take time to care for yourself. It is also important to make time every day to do things that make you happy. Treat yourself this Valentine’s Day and do something for yourself that you know will make you happy.
If you’re struggling with self-love, here are some tips:
Make a list of 5 things you love about yourself: Hold on to this... Read More
February 4, 2019
How To Beat The Winter Blues Instead Of Hibernating
Although the holiday season has come to an end, the winter season seems like it’s just beginning. When it gets dark out early, and its bitterly cold outside, sometimes it’s hard to gain motivation to do something. Until warmer months approach us, here are some ideas to keep in mind while trying to beat the cold weather blues.
Exercise by joining a gym class, or doing yoga while watching TV. Exercising can help increase your levels of... Read More
January 28, 2019
How To Take A Break From Electronics
In this day and age, most of us are attached to our phones. Our phones sometimes feel like our livelihood, and it can be hard to separate from it. According to Inc.com, there are a variety of ways that your phone could be affecting your health.
Long screen time affects your sleep.
Social media apps reduce feelings of well-being.
A phone reduces your ability to focus on tasks.
To help improve your health, try out these different methods to distances yourself... Read More
January 24, 2019
Find Out How This Practice Can Be More Than Just A Way To Exercise
Yoga is defined as, “a group of physical, mental and spiritual practices or disciplines which originated in ancient India”. In today’s day and age, we tend to think of yoga as a way to get exercise, increase flexibility, and increase strength. We have strayed away from the idea that yoga can also be used to fulfill a spiritual practice, and aid in relaxation.
Yoga can be thought of as many things whether that be a spiritual... Read More
January 8, 2019
Find Out How To Get A Better Night's Sleep In Just A Few Simple Steps
According to the National Sleep Foundation, young adults (age 18-25) and adults (age 26-54) should be sleeping 7-9 hours per night. We need sleep in order to consolidate memories, grow and build muscle, repair tissue, synthesize hormones, and restore and rejuvenate our bodies. But, could you be impeding your own sleep? Chances are, you are doing something daily to hinder your ability to fall asleep and stay asleep.
Try... Read More
November 19, 2018
How Gratitude and Giving Thanks Can Improve Your Mental Health
With Thanksgiving around the corner, gratitude is on our minds. There is generally an increased feeling of joy and happiness as we approach November and December due to the strong association of being thankful for what we have. Researchers from the University of Illinois who have studied gratitude, say that those who show gratitude are often more patient, experience stronger feelings of happiness, and have better physical health.... Read More