May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Increasingly, more and more attention is being paid to mental health. This is good news, particularly because – for many, many decades (even for centuries) – stigma, misunderstanding, and, in some cases, discrimination has surrounded the general topic of mental health and individuals who struggle with mental health disorders. Keeping all of the above in […]

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Self Care Sunday- 8 Ways to Revive Your Self-Care Routine

Self-care is an integral part of maintaining and promoting your mental wellbeing, preventing burnout, and increasing physical health. While “Self Care Sunday” can be any day of the week, here are 8 self-care ideas to improve your routine so you can be on your way to a healthier self.   8 Ways to Practice Self […]

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25 Coping Skills for Anxiety & Stress

In a world full of constant stimuli, deadlines, and pressure, it’s easy to get anxious and stressed out. It’s estimated that over 40% of adults have some form of an anxiety disorder, making it the most common mental health problem in the United States. However, finding ways to coping skills for anxiety and stress can […]

How Trees Can Be Therapeutic

How Trees Can Be Therapeutic In the United States, roughly 80 percent of the population lives in urban or suburban environments, while only about 20 percent of the population lives in rural areas. This wasn’t always the case, but since the Industrial Revolution which took pace in the 19th and early 20th centuries, more and […]

The Future of Psychedelics as Treatments for Mental Illness

In 1943, a Swiss chemist, Albert Hofmann, “discovered (five years earlier) the psychoactive molecule that came to be known as LSD.” Lysergic Acid diethylamide (LSD), which, as most people are aware, is a potent psychedelic drug that causes hallucinations. Although the well-known synthetic version of the drug was discovered and synthesized in the middle of […]

‘Wintering: The Power of Rest and Retreat’

In her 2020 book, “Wintering: The Power or Rest and Retreat in Difficult Times,” author Kathrine May explores the merits of stepping back and taking time out when life appears to be overwhelming. May points out that when times get tough, oftentimes we hear the mantra, “Don’t give in,” or “hang in there.” But what […]

What is the ‘Dunning-Kruger Effect’?

The human brain has its biases. And cognitive biases come in all shapes and sizes, including the human brain’s ability to want to avoid ambiguity to our personal need for uniqueness. But when it comes to cognitive biases, one of the most interesting and seemingly common bias is the Dunning-Kruger Effect. Named after the two […]

How ‘Situational Awareness’ Can Keep You Safe

How often do you really acknowledge your surroundings? This is a question that author Dan Schilling sets out to tackle in his recent book, “The Power of Situational Awareness.” Along with being an argument for situational awareness, Schilling’s book puts forth practical advice on how to become more situationally aware. “Situational Awareness (SA) is the […]