Pets have an aura that replenishes the mind and uplifts our mood. They bring joy, laughter and enthusiasm to our lives. They also have long-lasting healing effects on those that suffer from mental health. Did you know that the mental health benefits of owning a cat and a dog have
You are what you eat and that also includes your mood. While food nourishes and keeps us alive, it can also serve to accommodate us as we go through different mood-swings. As stated in the book The Happy Kitchen: Good Food Mood, there are foods for every mood. In addition to
Floating calmly on or in water sounds like a strange thing to do regularly. I know what it’s like to be completely consumed by stress, anxiety, depression, and noise triggered by the world around us. It’s tough out there and as we get older we realize how valuable those silent
Suicide rates in the United States continue to substantially rise, with the CDC citing suicide as the second-leading cause of death amongst 10 to 14-year-olds and 15 to 24-year-olds (1). Sydney Aiello was a 19-year-old student who had survived a mass shooting at Parkland’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in 2018.
We’ve all been there. As soon as the alarm goes off, our first instinct isn’t to get up and start our day. Rather, more times than necessary, our first instinct is to reach out and hit the snooze button just so we can get a few minutes of extra sleep.
A 2016 news report revealed how after adopting 15 minutes of meditation as a form of discipline, Robert W. Coleman Elementary school – that contains over 300 students – experienced a school year free of suspensions. Instead of being sent to the principle’s office, students are sent to the Mindful Moment Room. In this room,
This past week, three-time cycling world champion and 2016 Olympic Silver winner Kelly Catlin passed away at the age of 23. According to a statement from her father, the young cyclist had taken her own life. As a result, there have been emerging theories that believe she had been battling
Today’s population is seen as the indoor generation because they rarely spend their time outdoors, let alone in parks. In fact, a 2018 survey found that, on average, people spend at least 90% of their time indoors (1). Not only are we depriving ourselves of the benefits that come from being
It’s difficult to see someone you love grappling with sadness, a lack of motivation and general listlessness – especially if it’s your spouse. Is there a way to help? In his February column, Dr Demartini provides insight on how to best help your spouse when they are going through a
Endorphins are naturally produced chemicals that help to alleviate pain, discomfort, and stress. They are produced by the nervous system and are often referred to as feel-good chemicals because of their ability to relieve stress and incite euphoria. There are at least 20 different types of endorphins and each has