Articles About Mental Health and Wellness

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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

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    APR 23, 2019

    Boost your brain power with exercise

    As we get older, it’s common for our memory and mental agility to get a little fuzzy. That’s because our brains actually shrink as we age. While there’s a lot of emphasis right now around online training games and apps for your brain, exercise is one of the best ways to improve your brain health. ... Read More >

    TOPICSexercisehealthy lifestyleMental Health and Wellness

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    APR 23, 2019

    Need quick ways to relax and de-stress throughout the day?

    What’s the first thing that pops into your head when you think about relaxation? Is it a bubble bath? A Swedish massage? A vacation to a remote tropical island? Those are all great options, but they also take up a good chunk of time and money. And when any activity feels like too much work — even if the goal is to unwind — we tend to avoid doing them. ... Read More >

    TOPICSMental Health and WellnessrelaxationStress Management

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    APR 23, 2019

    Food as medicine: Pick the right foods to help your mood

    When a bad mood strikes, there are plenty of options to help you feel better. Meditating, exercising, reframing negative thoughts — all of these activities can boost your spirits. Another way to fight a bad mood? Eating the right food. Picking the right foods not only improves your physical health: your mental health can benefit as well. While you may be tempted to reach for a tub of ice cream after a difficult day — foods that are high in sugar, refined carbs, or trans fats may end up making you feel worse. ... Read More >

    TOPICSEating healthyMental Health and WellnessNutritionRecipe

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    APR 23, 2019

    6 tips to lift your mood and stay positive

    A traffic jam, a missed deadline, a disagreement with a friend — all of these things can cause stress. And impact your mood. It can be hard to stay positive when your day isn’t going as planned, but just like strengthening your muscles, building a positive mindset takes practice. ... Read More >

    TOPICSGeorgiaMental Health and WellnessStress Management