Year: December 24, 2019

Handling Holiday Stress

Normally, right around the time when the holidays arrive, stress and anxiety isn’t too far behind. Although most people associate Christmas and the holiday season with presents, parties, family, and friends, the holidays can also be a time of stress and even pain. Depression persists for some during the holidays, and for those who do […]

Walking: The Mental Health and Physical Benefits

Sometimes, the simplest solutions are the best solutions. After a stressful day at work, or if you’re in the middle of trying to solve a problem, or if you want to jump start your creativity, walking – apparently – helps. Walking lowers your blood pressure, improves memory, and strengths your immune system. According to author […]

Addicted to Love? What Real-Life Sex Addiction Is.

Singer Robert Palmer’s 1986 megahit “Addicted to Love” – along with its memorable music video – has become a cultural stable in the United States since its release. Few people may not know, however, that being addicted to love, or, more accurately, being addicted to sex, is a real problem that remains problematic for some […]

October is National ADHD Awareness Month: Why It Matters

Those who suffer from attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may find it hard to sit still, concentrate, or follow through on finishing a task. In the 1980s and 1990s, researchers and clinicians were just beginning to understand the disorder, and, since then, there has been a flood of new information about ADHD, and now it remains […]

Why Meditation Matters

Asking “Why Meditation Matters?” is a deceptively simple question. Upon closer inspection, however, an individual may learn that meditation – though not intended to be cumbersome or difficult – actually takes some practice to master. Meditation comes in many forms: walking meditation, breathing meditation, sitting meditation, standing meditation . . . but most types of […]