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5 Favorites to Enhance Your Energy and the Space Around You. 3 Small Steps for Accepting Yourself. Our relationship with ourselves is the foundation for all other relationships.

3 Small Steps for Accepting Yourself

But it’s also one that we’re most likely to neglect or put on auto-pilot, without much thought of improving it. According to author Daphne Kingma, “Loving yourself is the greatest work you will do in this life. In a sense, it is your only work.” But accepting ourselves unconditionally isn’t easy for many of us. What can help is taking small steps. 1.

5 Ways to Strengthen Your Family. 5 Ways to Strengthen Your FamilyBy Divya Shree Edited By Stephanie Dawson Be it a nuclear family, step-family, single-parent family, or an empty-nest family, all families have different qualities that make them unique and precious.

5 Ways to Strengthen Your Family

A family involves people and relations that play vital roles keeping the family together. A Scientifically Proven Way To Reduce Stress & Improve Your Health. I recently wrote about the scientific reasons why you should listen to your heart and not just your brain.

A Scientifically Proven Way To Reduce Stress & Improve Your Health

I reviewed data on how the heart sends information to the brain on a regular basis and how the electromagnetic field of the heart is the by far the strongest in the body. Are there any practical implications to these facts? Can you train your heart to control the health and performance of your body in just 10 minutes a day? Yes! But first, let's review the concept of heart rate variability (HRV). An HRV pattern with little variation and erratic change is pathological and indicates an imbalance of the autonomic nervous system, favoring stress and high cortisol levels. What's amazing is that positive emotions from the heart can rapidly create a more PNS-predominant and organized pattern of HRV termed coherence. Self-Care is Learning to Give & Receive. Yes, yes, I know you don’t need me to state the obvious.

Self-Care is Learning to Give & Receive

You and I both know that self-care is unlikely to be top of your or my list or even in our vocabulary when we’re depressed. Trouble is, this probably isn’t the first time you’ve neglected self-care, though, is it? Practicing Self-Care During Stressful Times. When stress strikes, self-care often takes a backseat.

Practicing Self-Care During Stressful Times

“The ability to care for oneself is predicated on the ability to consistently go inward and listen to what is there with open, compassionate ears,” said Amy Pershing, LMSW, ACSW, a clinical director at The Center for Eating Disorders in Ann Arbor, Mich. However, during stressful periods in our lives, we tend to focus outward. Jules Evans: Top Ten Tips for Recovering From a Mental Illness. Here are my top ten tips for recovering from mental illness.

Jules Evans: Top Ten Tips for Recovering From a Mental Illness

Tell me any really good tips I've missed out in the comments. Don’t Underestimate the Value of Life’s Little (and not-so little) Crises. Another Bleeping Growth Opportunity!

Don’t Underestimate the Value of Life’s Little (and not-so little) Crises

Resilience has to do with the capacity to recover, learn, and grow from the experience of adversity. Resilience isn’t acquired or inherited, but is developed in the process of surviving life’s inevitable and often unanticipated difficulties and coming through these experiences with greater wisdom, compassion, understanding, and maturity. There doesn’t seem to be any way of cultivating these qualities that doesn’t involve at least some degree of stress and difficulty. It’s actually the ordeal itself that calls forth the necessary but often hidden strengths and resources that are needed to meet the challenge of the crisis we are facing. What is adult mental wellbeing. Mental wellbeing is not just about the absence of mental illness.

What is adult mental wellbeing

Mental wellbeing relates to our ability to positively experience life, effectively manage challenges, realize our potential and make a meaningful contribution within our community. With good mental wellbeing, we are able to deal with challenges, solve problems and achieve our goals. Maintaining good mental wellbeing also reduces our vulnerability to mental health difficulties. Top 10 Free Mental Health Apps. 29 Self-Care Tools To Jumpstart The Brain Each Day. Do you know what an “emotional hangover” is?

29 Self-Care Tools To Jumpstart The Brain Each Day

I “coined” this term in my personal life some years ago and defined it as: being similar to a typical hangover, you remember certain details from the day before, you might feel guilty (even if you don’t have a real reason), your body may feel stressed or tired, and you would rather do nothing but rest. You feel emotionally drained, unenthusiastic about the day, sluggish, and depleted.

We are a busy nation. Always running about trying to balance deadlines and schedules, commitments, responsibilities, jobs, school,leisure, and interpersonal relationships. It is important for both psychological and emotional health to engage in self-care. Cultivating Contentment & Happiness. “Peace.

Cultivating Contentment & Happiness

It does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble or hard work. It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart. “ (Unknown) We all want peace in our lives, right? This sounds like a no-brainer, but the truth is that many of us have ambivalence about peace. We have all sorts of preconceived notions. Stress coping strategies. Creating Your Ultimate Self-Care List. I think many of us, if not most, have a list of things we’d really like to do, but don’t, because we think we’re undeserving. Do you have such a list? It might not be something you’re even aware of. But it might linger in the back of your mind.

5 Reliable Ways to Deal With Mental Health Stigma, Prejudice. Had depression not killed my godmother — my mom’s sister — and had it not made a pretty good attempt at ending my life, I doubt I would admit to anyone that I pack my suitcase full of the old-people container of meds. Mind and its Potential: Working with disturbing emotions in everyday life. 38 Tips For Finding Ways To Relax.

This past week I met with a few of my colleagues and family and we ended up discussing the various ways we could de-stress during the week and weekend. I thought many of the suggestions shared were great and wanted to share them with you! If you are a parent, family member, or caregiver of someone with a severe or untreated mental health concern, taking care of yourself is even more important.

FDA Investigating 2 Deaths After Zyprexa Injections for Schizophrenia. Long-acting antipsychotic Zyprexa Relprevv (olanzapine pamoate) is under scrutiny after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) turned up two deaths following the injection of the drug. The two patients received the appropriate dose of Zyprexa Relprevv, then died 3-4 days later. Video: Understanding How Psychotic Disorders Control Behavior.

Psychotic disorders are very complex conditions that often require strict and structured treatment in order for sufferers to cope with daily life. For parents, families, and caregivers, it can be very difficult to secure treatment for the individual suffering or even convince them that they have an illness. Multiple media reports express the stress that often accompanies families and parents who are unable to retrieve medical and psychiatric records in order to coordinate treatment. As a result of strict protection standards set forth by HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996), mental health records are held confidential at all times, even if families need a loved one’s information to secure further treatment or coordinate treatment.

Many families are in the dark and do not understand the process of mental health assessment. Photo credit: Katie Chang. Stephanie Raphaela Ho Design student and aspiring...