Your Guilt-Free Guide to Taking a Mental Health Day

When stress gets the best of you, don’t think twice about taking a personal day. Learn how to take a successful mental health day that leaves your brain actually feeling better. Just because you’re not coughing up phlegm or in bed with a fever doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take a day off. No, that doesn’t[…]

Caregiver Burnout

Caregiver burnout is a state of physical, emotional and mental exhaustion. Stressed caregivers may experience fatigue, anxiety and depression. Some ways to prevent burnout include joining a caregiver support group and using respite care services.   What is caregiver burnout? Caregiver burnout is a state of physical, emotional and mental exhaustion. It may be accompanied[…]

Reasons Why Alone Time Is So Important

How Important Is Alone Time for Mental Health?   People tend to be social creatures, and research has shown that social connections are vital for both emotional and physical well-being. However, alone time also plays a pivotal role in mental health. Being around other people comes with rewards, but it also creates stress. You worry about[…]

Steps to Take If You’re Worried about Your Finances

If you’re concerned about your finances, know that you’re not alone. In fact, some research suggests that financial stress is at an all-time high in the US. Luckily, there are some tried-and-tested ways to begin to feel in control of your money again.   Be honest with yourself.The gap between where you are and where[…]

Insulin and Insulin Resistance

Insulin is an important hormone that controls many bodily processes.  However, problems with this hormone are at the heart of many modern health conditions.  Insulin resistance, in which your cells stop responding to insulin, is incredibly common. In fact, over 32.2% of the U.S. population may have this condition.  Depending on the diagnostic criteria, this[…]

The Difference Between Mental Strength and Mental Health

Mental strength and mental health are sometimes used interchangeably but they’re not the same thing. Many dictionaries define mental health as being “the absence of mental illness.” But not having depression, anxiety, or another illness doesn’t mean you’re mentally strong.   In fact, you might still be mentally strong even if you’re dealing with a mental[…]