When we hear the word ‘cancer,’ we often automatically associate the disease with chemotherapy, a highly recognized and highly aggressive drug used to combat cancer in the body. While chemotherapy is often an effective cancer treatment, it can unfortunately leave someone who endures its severity with several long-term conditions and side effects as a result … More Killing cancer without chemo
The human brain really is a fascinating thing, considering what it is capable of. I like to think of our brains as a motherboard, if you will, ensuring things run smoothly throughout our bodies. Perhaps this isn’t the most scientific analogy, but let’s just look past any technicalities for the time being. One function of … More Looking to boost your memory? Read this
Sleep is something that we as human beings rely on tremendously. A severe lack of sleep is dangerous and can be fatal, and without sleep, we aren’t too useful in our everyday functions and responsibilities. Despite the importance of sleep and how seriously we depend on it, it is something that a lot of us … More Here’s how to get a better night’s sleep
Death is a pretty gloomy topic. Understandably, we associate death with loss, absence, pain and anguish, and it certainly isn’t something we yearn for when it comes to ourselves or our loved ones. Unfortunately, though, death in this life is inevitable, and despite its certainty, many of us have tremendous difficulty when it comes to … More How to process and deal with a death
Depending on the severity of it, anxiety can be an incredibly debilitating condition to live with. It has the ability to interfere with everyday life, decisions, responsibilities and relationships, and over time, it can feel rather consuming. Because the influence of anxiety can be so overwhelming, it’s discouraging to contemplate the fact that very little … More Anxiety recovery is in reach
I’ve often said that doing something positive for someone other than ourselves can evoke feelings of happiness. I’ve never really understood why this is, but I can personally attest to this realization, as I’m sure many other people can, too. But, according to an article from The Good News Network, there might be a scientific … More Do good, feel good
I’m really not a big fan of Dr. Phil, but if there’s nothing else remotely appealing on television, I’ll tune in to the show from time to time. I was watching an episode the other day, and the young girl it focused on really got me thinking about relationships in today’s day and age. The … More This is why mobile phones are ruining relationships
Mental illness is something I’m quite passionate about. Not only because I deal with it myself, but also because of the devastating impact it can have on the people we know and love, which I’ve also been exposed to. I had anorexia and bulimia in the past, and from that I developed depression and anxiety, … More The dangers of self-diagnosing mental illness
Henry Lee Lucas. Does the name ring a bell for you? If you’re a member of the baby boomer generation, it’s likely you have heard this man’s name before. If you’re like me, you’re probably wondering who the hell Henry Lee Lucas is, and further, why I’m bringing him up. I will gladly tell you … More Have you seen Netflix’s The Confession Killer?
The concept of assertiveness is something I believe a lot of us struggle with. Many of us associate assertiveness with bossiness, or a need to be controlling, and this association has unfortunately given assertiveness a bad reputation over time. A quick Google search of the term defines it as exhibiting a confident and/or forceful personality. … More No, assertiveness is not a bad thing
When I initially discovered that I would participating in group therapy for my anxiety, I wasn’t entirely sure what to think. I’ve undergone therapy in the past in several different manners. All of the therapy I’ve been subjected to up until group was one-on-one, and honestly, I figured this style was the only effective way … More Is group therapy for you?
Do you do one thing a day that scares you? Are you someone who likes to live life dangerously? Do you challenge yourself on a daily basis to try something new? If you answered no to any or all of the proposed questions above, don’t worry. I sure as shit don’t do all of those … More It’s time to step outside of your comfort zone
For those of us who deal with anxiety on a daily basis, it can be beneficial to designate a handful of coping mechanisms, or strategies, that help us work through our anxious thoughts and bodily sensations. While there are several different methods that can work to help to calm anxiety, one I would like to … More Have you tried guided imagery?
Allow me to put this simply: anxiety sucks. It sucks a lot, actually. And as much as it sucks, it’s equally debilitating, making it pretty challenging to deal with at times. I have Generalized Anxiety Disorder, and I’ve been dealing with anxiety since I was in high school. I’m certainly not an expert when it … More A guide to handling anxiety