Mental Health Monday

Out With The Old

And in with the new. The new year is right around the corner...just a few hours away from when this is posted! So what does that mean for us? Out with the old and in with the new. Out with the old. Now, do we need to run around our house and toss out old things? Do we… Continue reading Out With The Old

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Yoga

Use Yoga To De-stress

As we approach Christmas and the new year, our stress levels start to creep up. Our shoulders inch their way to our ears. Our eyes bug out of our head. We start snipping and getting mean. And instead of taking time to de-stress and relax, we push harder. Don't worry, it's not just you. I'm… Continue reading Use Yoga To De-stress

Mental Health Monday, Yoga

Learn To Journal

All right, I'll admit it. I'm not the best journaler. In fact,  I don't use quite as often as I probably should but I use it when I need it and when I feel comfortable using it. I think most of us could find some form of relaxation, stress relief, and/or help processing emotions because of journals.… Continue reading Learn To Journal

Mental Health Monday

Communicate With Family

No, this isn't about how you should call your mother, or grandparents, or aunts and uncles. I mean, you should do that.┬áBut┬áthat's not what this is about. It isn't even about putting your phone down and talking at a family gathering. Which, you also should. Check out that article if you haven't. This is a… Continue reading Communicate With Family

What I Mean When I Say

“Joy Is A Choice”

This isn't the least controversial thing I've ever said. In fact, it might be one of the most controversial things I could say in the current culture of mental health and the culture of medication. But I'm saying it anyway. Joy is a choice. At least hear me out. If you're reading this article, like any of… Continue reading “Joy Is A Choice”

Motivation, Yoga

Where Does The Time Go?

Into rewriting a deleted post.  Jokes aside, we do ask ourselves this question a lot. At some point or another in our lives, we are bound to stumble across this question. Errands, work/school, responsibilities snag our time and what they leave laziness and procrastination eat up. What's left? A sad image of us scratching our… Continue reading Where Does The Time Go?

Mental Health Monday

People Don’t Care That Much

Let's be honest, we care what people think. I know, we try not to. But we really, really care what people think. That's fine, well it's not really. But it's fine in that we are social creatures and we have relied on and do rely on the acceptance of society for survival and for mating purposes. That's… Continue reading People Don’t Care That Much

Running

Cold Weather Running Tips

And no. I do not mean forty to fifty degrees. Since I'm from Chicago, cold means below freezing. Cold means a nice, freezing wind chill. Cold means below zero. So if you're an outdoor runner like me and enjoy being outside no matter the elements, let's took a look at some tips and tricks for running in… Continue reading Cold Weather Running Tips

Mental Health Monday

I’m Full: Respect Eating Habits

So here we are, the magical week of Thanksgiving. All the yummy foods of our nostalgic, American holiday are approaching. We've only got a few days before we're elbow deep in the food of this seasonal holiday. How exciting! Except, for some us, we know that odds are, we're going to run into some troubles.  Let's… Continue reading I’m Full: Respect Eating Habits