Tag: "mental health" Articles

Mental Health Benefits of Hiking
June 15, 2022
The weather finally decided to cooperate, turning beautiful once again. Why not celebrate spring’s return by heading to your nearest natural area for a hike?  You’ll do more than work your quads and hamstrings...
Does Light Pollution Impact Your Mental Health?
June 1, 2022
In 1994, the Northridge earthquake struck the city of Los Angeles at 4:30 a.m., causing a citywide power outage. Shortly after, the surrounding observatories received numerous calls from spooked residents claiming to see an...
How to Engage Your Mind and Body as a Senior in Austin
January 26, 2022
Life is too short not to live it to the fullest. No matter your age, it is never too late to pick up a new hobby, build new friendships, follow a dream or discover...
3 Ways to Improve Your Mental Health in 2022
January 5, 2022
Let’s face it. The last two years have been tough for many. As a therapist, I’m aware of how many people in our community have been struggling with mental health issues.  Depression has loomed...
Recognizing the Plight of Essential Workers
January 1, 2022
“I can tell you that I have calls that I’m never going to forget. Faces that will always stick with me, and patients that have been on my mind for years. This is one...
Maintaining Wellness in a Pandemic
January 1, 2022
The pandemic has certainly created some challenges and obstacles to maintaining a healthy lifestyle for many people. With social distancing measures in place beginning in 2020, our schedules and sense of normalcy were disrupted,...
6 Tips for Medical Professionals to Avoid Burnout
January 1, 2022
Burnout affects everyone, no matter what job you have. However, medical professionals have more intense professional lives. You have to balance constant emergency cases, unhappy patients and potential bad outcomes. The long hours and...
Troy Aikman Q&A: The Importance of Mental Wellness
December 20, 2021
Staying fit and healthy was routine for Hall of Fame quarterback Troy Aikman. However, it wasn’t until recently he started diving into the importance of caring for his mental well-being. Aikman, who played 12...
The Great Outdoors as a Great Escape: Nature and Mental Health
September 29, 2021
Living as we do – amongst the concrete, asphalt and heavy traffic – rarely do we think about the things we’re missing out on. We don’t often pause to think about the consequences of...
An Ode to the Sounds of Nature
September 1, 2021
Lying horizontally in my chair, I hear the amazing whisper of the trees. I can sense them towering above me, grounded in strength and branching in protection. I imagine the view of sunlight streaming...
Highlines and High Hopes
September 1, 2021
With low-hanging clouds and a summer shower looming overhead, the day’s group calmly works to secure the highline from both ends. Today, it’s a casual gathering of friends and new faces, all people who...
Breathing Techniques for the Mind
September 1, 2021
The market is flooded with books and classes claiming “breathwork” can help with mental health, anxiety and even pain. But are experts convinced? Breathwork practitioners report surges in interest, YouTube and Instagram stories are...
National Grief Awareness Day: Understanding the Three Grief Timelines
August 26, 2021
Grief awareness has acquired new importance with the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Researchers estimate that each person who dies from the disease leaves behind nine grieving people. Behind the numbers, the actual bereaved may be...
5 Ways to Fight Mental Health Stigma
July 24, 2021
The conversation around mental health is expanding, and more people than ever are sharing their experiences with mental health. With the growing knowledge and resources being shared around the topic, some parts of the population...
The Benefits of a Therapy Relationship
May 11, 2021
It has been said that the value of therapy is largely in the relationship you have with your therapist. Sure, your therapist is well-trained in how to alleviate mental health issues like anxiety, stress...
How to Zen-ify Your #WFH Space
April 1, 2021
Working from home is more common than ever. While people either enjoy or dislike an at-home office, individuals can take advantage of their space by taking steps to create a unique work environment that...
Service Animals and Emotional Support Animals
March 1, 2021
At first glance, service animals and emotional support animals (ESAs) can seem like two very similar labels and, in a way, they are. But what it takes for an animal to qualify as one...
Four Tips To Not Let Social Media Ruin Your Valentine’s Day After a Breakup
February 4, 2021
Breaking up is difficult any day of the year, and in a 24/7, social-media-driven world that values constant connection, mourning the end of a relationship is more complicated than ever — and none more...
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