Mental Health

Real Talk on Teen Drug Abuse: Stop the Blame Game

We are all aware of the risks of teenagers experimenting with drugs and alcohol. Most of us have been there. We went to parties, bonfires, snuck away with our parents beer and liquor, smoked a bowl of weed here and there and maybe even dabbled in hallucinogens.The baby boomer generation thinks of this nostalgically...

Tears: More Than Just Moisture

Have you ever seen the movie, The Grinch from year 2000 starring Jim Carey? There comes a point where he is crying and exclaims, "I'm leaking!!!"That is more or less what it feels like when I cry. I'm so full of pain and angst that it leaks out and makes my face do horrible...

Meditate While You Mountain Bike

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Mountain biking takes you into the most breath taking and overwhelmingly serene places. You work so hard to pull yourself, perhaps your buddies and your bike through tight spots and trek trails that test your limits to behold some of the earths wonders.Yes, your wheels take you to the heart of "God's Country". And...

How Natural Living Heals Addicts

 Apart from the traditional treatments for addiction, some rehabilitation programs are offering  alternative treatments—sometimes called “complementary” or “integrative” therapies—including acupuncture, energy psychology, equine-assisted therapy, neurofeedback, psychodrama, Reiki, somatic experiencing, and massage therapy.These holistic treatments are becoming increasingly available as the heroine epidemic spreads and alcoholism and addiction issues grow.So far, there is very little evidence or studies underway...

The Benefits of Meditating in the Outdoors

It is no secret that there are some serious mental and physical health benefits from meditation. In our fast-paced, instant gratification society it may seem like a luxury for someone else.Let me tell you that I never thought I would be a person who meditates. I'm up in the morning with a million thoughts...

Mountain Biking Changed My Life

Mountain biking is pretty awesome in so many different ways. It tones your body, gets you out in the fresh air and gives you that feeling of accomplishment when you conquer rough terrain.Mountain biking is to a wonderful addition to your healthy lifestyle. There are some people who will even go so far as...

Foods That Fight Depression

In the last ten years there has been a major boom in research and media about the direct link between the foods we put in our bellies and or overall health. What we consume has effects on every part of our bodies. Since depression is such a major issue for so many people, what...

Natural Ways to Calm a Cranky Person

We all know them. Those miserable, grumpy, energy vampires. While a good therapist will tell us to just avoid those people like the plague; that's definitely not always a possibility. Cranky, negative people may not be able to change depending on the cause of their misery. But there are ways to help them have...

Multiple studies find that yoga can reduce the symptoms of depression

Yoga is a practice that has long been associated with a relaxed body and mind. New studies have suggested that yoga may help relieve the symptoms of depressions as well, especially when utilized as a complement to traditional therapy. These studies were presented at the 125th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (APA)...

End Insomnia With a Few Slow Deep Breaths

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When you are stressed, it may be difficult to fall asleep at times. Your mind is racing and worry blankets your body -- making it impossible to relax enough to drift off. Having anxiety can cause those sleepless nights of insomnia to be worse. You can purchase sleep aides, but if you want to...
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