10 Books Celebrating Nurses & Midwives – World Health Day 2020

Since 1950, World Health Day has celebrated the role of medical professionals in our lives, promoting healthcare for all, and serving to bring awareness to important healthcare issues around the world. This year, the WHO has chosen to specifically recognize nurses and midwives: This World Health Day, we honor the contribution of nurses and midwives, […]

Read More

Do You Have Job-Related Burnout?

Note: This is a repost of an article from May 2019. I’m sharing it again because this is an important topic and something that I even need to remind myself of time and time again. Feeling burned out at work is something that many of us will feel at one point or another. Our society […]

Read More

An Example of What Bipolar Disorder is Like

At least as far back as high school, I’ve dealt with severe depression, anxiety, and mood changes, but it wasn’t until this past year that I was finally diagnosed with bipolar disorder. The diagnosis didn’t lead to a cure for the disorder since there isn’t one, but it’s allowed me to notice the symptoms and […]

Read More

A Brief Guide to Mindfulness Meditation

Meditation is a relatively easy and completely free activity that has an incredible effect on your moods, anxiety, and stress levels. I discovered this about a decade ago, during a challenging summer when I was really depressed and randomly picked up a few books on Buddhism and meditation to read. A few years later, I […]

Read More

Everything You Need to Know About Seasonal Affective Disorder

Now that it’s officially autumn, it’s getting close to the time of year when many people, approximately 10 million of them, are going to start feeling more depressed. Seasonal affective disorder, commonly known as SAD, is a form of depression that affects people based on seasons. The majority of people with SAD become depressed in […]

Read More

Why You Should Declutter Your Digital Life

In today’s society, it feels like we’re expected to be on top of everything – from the best new bands to current events to all the new book releases coming out. There’s so much going on around us, however, that it’s easy to get lost in all of the digital noise. The first time I […]

Read More

10 Small Things You Can Do To Make Yourself Feel Instantly Happier

We all have days when we feel down in the dumps, or frustrated, or angry. Most of us don’t have the luxury of taking mental health days and calling out of work or canceling all of our plans when we have days like that. There are small things you can do in the moment to […]

Read More

Do You Have Job-Related Burnout?

Feeling burned out at work is something that many of us will feel at one point or another. Our society forces us to work, mostly in jobs that mean nothing to us, for long hours, low pay, and mediocre benefits. It’s no wonder that people’s mental health can begin to decline in those circumstances. According […]

Read More

Is Your Anxiety Harming Your Relationships?

I read this amazing article on the blog Wit & Delight today, written by Jackie Saffert. It made me reflect on my past relationships and how I reacted to the failure of those relationships. Jackie Saffert writes about her own relationships and personal issues with anxiety, It wasn’t until a week later that I understood […]

Read More

The Case Against Sugar by Gary Taubes

The Case Against Sugar by Gary Taubes Non-Fiction | Nutrition Goodreads | Amazon Published by Anchor Books Released December 27, 2016 Rating: I’ve mentioned several times on my blog now that I gave up sugar for the month of January in an attempt to be healthier and to try to get my body to stop craving […]

Read More

Sugar-Free January – Week Two

At the beginning of the month, I announced that I would be going sugar-free for the month of January in an attempt to detox a bit from all the sugar I’d starting eating. Last week, I shared my thoughts at the end of the first week, which can basically be summed up with: I noticed […]

Read More

Sugar-Free January – Week One

Last week, I shared that I was participating in Sugar-Free January and that I would be posting weekly updates about my progress. To sum the first week up, I’m craving all the sugar. I had expected to have sugar cravings the first few days, but I wasn’t expecting to literally be dreaming about sugar. The third night […]

Read More

10 Books About Nutrition & Healthy Living

Since many people have a New Year’s resolution or goal of eating better or getting healthy, I thought now would be a good time to compile a list of nutrition and food books to help guide you on your journey. Eat, Drink, and Be Healthy: The Harvard Medical School Guide to Healthy Eating by Walter C. […]

Read More

10 Self-Help Books to Help with Your New Year’s Resolutions

The book market is inundated with so many self-help books these days that it can be hard to figure out which ones are worth reading. In the spirit of all the New Year’s resolutions being made this week, here are ten of the best to help you make 2019 your best year yet! You Are […]

Read More

Sugar-Free January

I have never been a sweet-tooth sort of person – I’ve always much preferred salty treats such as chips and pretzels. I could easily go weeks without consuming a piece of candy or a cookie. That has changed in the last couple of years, as I have found myself rediscovering my sweet tooth to the point […]

Read More