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Overcoming an eating disorder

Overcoming an eating disorder

Any of a range of psychological disorders characterized by abnormal or disturbed eating habits, such as anorexia nervosa. Recovering from an eating disorder can be difficult but is most definitely possible. If you or someone you know is trying to overcome an eating disorder, you might find that other physical and emotional issues stress can come up during the process.…

Anxiety of becoming independent

Anxiety of becoming independent

Everyone gets anxious from time to time. If an anxiety is interfering with many areas of your day-to-day life like schoolwork or relationships, it’s possible that you have an anxiety disorder. Anxiety disorders can make you feel nervous a lot of the time in different situations and for maybe long periods of time. Becoming independent is a big decision. It…

The Benefits of Power Napping

The Benefits of Power Napping

Many of our highest achievers benefits from taking a brief time-out from the stressed day and taking a power nap. Our parents and babysitters may have been onto something when they encouraged us to nap — even in adulthood, brief, regular napping seems to be good for you in a variety of different ways, according to recent studies. While our fast-paced…

Why Moms Need Friends for Stress Relief

Why Moms Need Friends for Stress Relief

Motherhood can bring amazing rewards, as any mother will tell you. However, it can bring a good measure of stress, leaving many moms exhausted and even at an increased risk of depression. That’s why self-care for mothers is especially important. And although mothers often think of the need for their children to have healthy social lives, one of the greatest…

Owning a pet can reduce stress!

Owning a pet can reduce stress!

When thinking of ways to reduce stress in life, usually techniques like meditation, yoga and journaling come to mind. These are great techniques, to be sure. But getting a new best friend can also have many stress relieving and health benefits. While human friends provide great social support and come with some fabulous benefits, but benefits of furry friends: cats…

6 Reasons Why Exercising is Good for You!

6 Reasons Why Exercising is Good for You!

Physical activity provides an array of benefits. Research has shown that regular exercise among people is associated with improvements in muscle development, bone strength, heart health, mental health, and academic performance. Helps Prevent Diseases Our bodies were meant to move — they actually crave exercise. Regular exercise is necessary for physical fitness and good health. It reduces the risk of…