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Mental Wellness

Orlando: Don't Let It Change You And Let It Change You

Megan K. McAvoy | Posted 06.14.2016 | Healthy Living
Megan K. McAvoy

Photo Credit: Megan McAvoy. Yoga: An inward journey of self-discovery; may we all pray for and find peace. I rarely like to make public comments on t...

Black, Gay Christians Do Exist, And It's Time You Hear Us

Brent Thomas Whiteside | Posted 06.01.2016 | Religion
Brent Thomas Whiteside

I was lucky enough to find a relationship with God at an early age. My family owned a church, so the majority of my adolescence was spent being hauled back and forth to every church service you can imagine.

10 Mantras to Adopt to Become Mentally Healthier and More Confident

Alissa Lastres | Posted 05.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Alissa Lastres

Let these mantras guide you through the hard times and sustain you through the beautiful times. Write them down. Turn them into love notes. Repeat them when you feel weak and read them when you feel strong. Remember that your life is in your hands.

Raising Awareness of Good Mental Health

Lenny Sanicola | Posted 05.05.2016 | Business
Lenny Sanicola

Did you know that 1 in 4 Americans will suffer from some form of mental illness in any given year? Did you know that serious mental illness costs the...

It's Mental Spring Cleaning Time

Jim Fannin | Posted 04.25.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Jim Fannin

It's officially springtime! Corporate taxes and personal taxes will soon be paid, if not already. School spring break has finished or just about to s...

5 Things I'll Tell My Son or Daughter When Their Heart Is Broken

Alissa Lastres | Posted 04.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Alissa Lastres

If you are really struggling --then here are some ways you can make this experience profoundly beneficial, allowing you to grow from it instead of falling apart:

3 Benefits of Embracing the Truth About Your Mental Health

Alissa Lastres | Posted 04.17.2016 | Healthy Living
Alissa Lastres

Focusing on our mental health is simply about setting an intention to move the notch on that proverbial continuum toward a healthier mind; to understand that no matter where we currently fall on this continuum -- we all have room to become mentally healthier.

Taking Care of YOU

Paula Kay Glass, BS, MEd | Posted 04.08.2016 | Education
Paula Kay Glass, BS, MEd

"The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another." - William James Is anyone else climbing into this boat and dr...

Life Is Still About Playing Barefoot in the Grass

Jennifer S. White | Posted 03.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Jennifer S. White

Being largely offline all week due to illness made it difficult to transition back into writing on my computer.

5 Life Lessons From the Heart

Mirissa D. Price | Posted 03.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Mirissa D. Price

Everything except for life, that is. I wouldn't say it takes a Harvard Medical School education to come to this realization, but I am going to let you in on the secrets hidden in the confines of a $400,000 degree:

7 Reasons Why the Way You Feel Depends on You

Kajal Pandey | Posted 02.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Kajal Pandey

When I started to meditate and dive into the life-changing practice of self-inquiry, I started to understand the nature of my thinking. Meditation taught me to be present with my thoughts and how the nature of my thinking creates the experience of an emotion felt in the body.

The Political and the Psychological: What Politicians Aren't Saying About Mental Health

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 02.12.2016 | Politics
Dr. Peggy Drexler

The latest round of trash talking between GOP contenders Donald Trump and Jeb Bush has particularly focused on the other's mental health, if in an entirely juvenile sort of way. This, unfortunately, is the most common format in which mental health is referenced.

Push-Ups

Allison Toepperwein | Posted 02.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Allison Toepperwein

Push-ups are an amazing exercise for working on your upper body strength. From your biceps and triceps to your deltoids, push-ups can carve beautiful muscles into our bodies.

5 Ways I'm Sharing SoulCycle With My Patients

Dr. Juli Fraga | Posted 01.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Juli Fraga

As you glide into the New Year, you might be surprised to learn how therapy works similarly to your beloved bicycle class and that you can climb the emotional mountain of self-improvement, too.

Melancholia, Without the Romance

Tricia McCallum | Posted 12.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Tricia McCallum

On those gray days when my despair is palpable it seems such a high price. But on my good days, oh, those glorious, delicious, good days, of which there are many, you will quite often catch me singing. Out loud.

The Way of the Mind

Nkem DenChukwu | Posted 12.10.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Nkem DenChukwu

You cannot solve a problem from the same consciousness that created it. You must learn to see the world anew. -- Albert Einstein With each passing da...

Resources to Recover Aids the Human Capacity to Survive Mental Illness

Katherine Du | Posted 11.29.2015 | Teen
Katherine Du

Jay Boll, Vice President and Editor-in-Chief of Resources to Recover (RtoR). Credit: Katherine Du Resources to Recover (RtoR), a gateway website equ...

4 Techniques for Dealing With Panic Attacks

Richelle DeVoe | Posted 11.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Richelle DeVoe

The techniques below are not easy. They are not a passive way of overcoming panic like "just breathe." These steps require work. But it's work that will pay off. (At least it did for me.)

10 Ways To Show Love To Someone With Depression

Kelley Baker | Posted 11.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Kelley Baker

Your relationship may seem one-sided during these times, but by helping your partner through a very difficult and painful affliction, you are strengthening your relationship and their mental health in the long term.

5 Reasons to Procrastinate Now

Pam Ferderbar | Posted 11.12.2015 | Comedy
Pam Ferderbar

We unjustly malign procrastinators. Isn't it better to say, "I am going to wait until I can give 100 percent to this task," rather than being shamed because the laundry pile has moved across the room of its own accord?

Working Well: Leading a Mentally Healthy Business

NAMI-NYC Metro | Posted 11.11.2015 | Impact
NAMI-NYC Metro

On October 29, 2015, at the New York Stock Exchange, National Alliance on Mental Illness of New York City (NAMI-NYC Metro) and Northeast Business Group on Health (NEBGH) co-hosted the first-ever CEO Summit on Mental Health in the Workplace.

7 Questions to Ask Yourself If You're Constantly Anxious

Dr Perpetua Neo | Posted 10.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr Perpetua Neo

One of my favorite things about cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is shining a torch into our mind -- our thoughts, assumptions and beliefs. Here are seven questions that I often use with my clients, that can help you learn more about your anxiety and bring you greater peace.

How I Made My Gut-Wrenching Decision to Reveal My Mental Illness

Gleb Tsipursky | Posted 10.14.2015 | Education
Gleb Tsipursky

I'm at the top of my game, orchestrating a flowing and rich class discussion. Suddenly, I feel a wave of weakness spreading from my head into my chest and thighs. I tell the students to keep talking, while I find a seat. They are looking at me confused. I try to revive the discussion, but I'm even struggling to speak myself.

5 Steps to Engineer Your Stressless Mind

Lara Zahabi-Bekdash, MD, PhD | Posted 09.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Lara Zahabi-Bekdash, MD, PhD

Mental stress is powerful and sneaky. Remember that diamond is just charcoal that handled stress exceptionally well, and accept that there are things you simply can't control or change.

An Open Letter To My Friends and Family: I Am Surviving

Shawna Ayoub Ainslie | Posted 09.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Shawna Ayoub Ainslie

I want to tell you what it feels like to wake up in a bubble. To wake up and look around to find the world is far away and your pillow is not real, or not as real as it was when you went to sleep. When you thought to yourself, "Great day. No blips on the radar. Everything's alright."