Articles About Mental Health and Wellness

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    MAR 24, 2020

    3 moments for mindfulness in your everyday

    Practicing mindfulness is a skill we’d all like to master. With magazines, websites, workshops, and retreats dedicated to mindfulness, it’s clearly an important topic in health and wellness. ... Read More >

    TOPICSMental Health and Wellnessmind body healthrelaxationStress Management

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    MAR 24, 2020

    Why everyone should keep a journal — 7 surprising benefits

    What do Albert Einstein, Marie Curie, Frida Kahlo, Leonardo da Vinci, and Frederick Douglass all have in common? Each of these famous figures kept a journal or diary to record their experiences, thoughts, or feelings. Kahlo and da Vinci even used illustrations to express emotions and sketch out ideas. ... Read More >

    TOPICSMental Health and Wellnessself-careStress Management

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    JAN 30, 2020

    Are you too hard on yourself?

    I’m too fat. I’m dumb. I’m a terrible parent. They’ll never hire me. ... Read More >

    TOPICShealthy lifestylemental healthMental Health and Wellnessmind body health

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    JAN 02, 2020

    Make time for me-time with these simple self-care ideas

    Life has ups and downs, and self-care can help you manage stress, build resilience, and feel mentally and emotionally strong. It doesn’t really matter what you do — just that you do it for yourself. Since it’s a brand new year, now’s a perfect time to make self-care part of your healthy routine. The mind-body benefits are real, and you deserve it. ... Read More >

    TOPICShealthy lifestyleMental Health and Wellnessmind body healthself-careStress Management

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    NOV 22, 2019

    Stressed about seeing family for the holidays? Here are 6 tips to help you cope.

    Whether it’s the fear of another political argument with your uncle or feeling the absence of a loved one who passed — family holiday parties can be a stressful experience. To help you tackle some of these tough situations, Leigh Miller, LCSW, a therapist and social worker at Kaiser Permanente, shares tips on how to cope with 6 difficult — but common — family stressors during the holidays. ... Read More >

    TOPICSFamilymental healthMental Health and Wellnessself-careStress

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    NOV 14, 2019

    52 positive affirmations to brighten your day

    The old saying, “You are what you think” may be true. For example, negative thoughts may lead to a more negative outlook on life, which then can lead to more negative thoughts. This cycle of negativity may result in stress, anxiety, and depression, which can damage your physical health. ... Read More >

    TOPICShealthy lifestylemental healthMental Health and Wellnessmind body healthmindfulness

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    SEP 17, 2019

    A happy, healthy relationship should have these 8 traits

    From rom-coms and fairy tales to social media hashtags like #relationshipgoals, it’s part of our culture to idealize relationships. But the reality is no relationship is perfect all the time. They all have ups and downs, and every partnership is unique. But a strong, healthy relationship is typically grounded in some core characteristics. ... Read More >

    TOPICShealthy lifestylehealthy relationshipsMental Health and Wellnessrelationships

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    AUG 19, 2019

    3 ways to help your mood and mind

    Life can often seem like an ever-growing to-do list. From work to family to household projects, it can feel like there’s no time to relax. However, it’s important to make time for yourself — and find activities that bring you joy. ... Read More >

    TOPICSMental Health and WellnessMid-Atlantic StatesrelaxationStress Management

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    MAY 16, 2019

    Forest bathing: What it is and why you should try it

    These days, we stay indoors for hours scrolling through social media, binge-watching TV shows, or playing video games. We shop online and have purchases delivered straight to our homes. We live in or commute to cities surrounded by concrete, steel, and smog. Our days are mostly spent away from sunshine, trees, water, and fresh air. ... Read More >

    TOPICShealthy lifestyleMental Health and WellnessoutdoorsStress Management

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    MAY 16, 2019

    5 ways pets can improve your health

    Whether it’s their cute paws, sweet snuggles, or happy tail wags, there’s no doubt that pets bring joy into our lives. And if you didn’t already have a million reasons to love your furry best friend, here’s one more: research shows that owning a pet can help your health and well-being. ... Read More >

    TOPICSexerciseHeart HealthMental Health and WellnessStress Management