Category: Mental Health

5 Tips for Coping With Depression

Depression in the Winter The winter months can be more challenging for anyone and their mental health. Seasonal Affective Disorder (or SAD) is very common in the winter months. The holidays are over, the days are short, and the cold is keeping everyone indoors and isolated. The feelings of depression, fatigue, and hopelessness can easily […]

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New Years resolutions that have nothing to do with losing weight.

Goals that Have Nothing To do with Losing Weight

Resolutions The end of the year means that many people are reflecting on the past year and planning goals for the new year. I have actually never been a resolution type of girl. Most of the time if I want to do something, I try to start getting it done rather than wait for a […]

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7 Tips to Attend an Event When Anxiety Sets In

I didn’t want to go and the anxiety was taking over. Ten years since high school and I agreed to play in an alumni basketball game. I haven’t really touched a basketball in ten years. I didn’t know who was going to be there, and I thought it might be awkward. I didn’t want to […]

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You Know Yourself Best

No Energy to Write I have not really felt like writing lately and keeping up with social media. I get done teaching first graders, going to yoga, making dinner, tidying up, and I am tired. I have felt drained, and writing for an audience feels emotionally tiring at times. The worry of judgments can be […]

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Colorado Vacation

Vacation I went to Colorado and stayed in a cabin with my family. Vacations always seem like a fun idea… but then it comes time to actually travel and the anxiety sets in. I always feel like I am the only one that gets that way, but I know there are others out there. Traveling […]

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I Quit Taking My Medicine

A Month With No Medication I quit taking my medicine for depression about a month ago without being advised to do so by my psychiatrist. (I don’t advise you to do that, by the way!) I was told that the kind that I was on can stay in your system for about a month though. […]

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The Anti-Diet Movement is Stronger Than You May Think

Misunderstood and Alone Yesterday was a rough long day. I arrived at yoga training in the evening pretty much trying hold back tears. I was tired mentally and physically. One of my students had a rough day, and I let it really effect me even though I know I shouldn’t. I was feeling overwhelmed with […]

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Are You Truly Practicing Yoga If You Eat Meat?

  Ahimsa or Nonviolence I read online that some say you are not truly practicing yoga if you eat meat. The practice of ahimsa, or nonviolence, can imply not eating animals because it is violent to take the life of another being. Just Starting Training I want to say that I am just starting yoga […]

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Do you Struggle to Let Go Of Control?

Letting Go My yoga practice has been all about letting go lately. The goals that I have had for poses just have not seemed to be there. I think that this has been important though because it has helped me deal with my attempts to control everything. Every week does not have to be about […]

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Twelve Tips To Overcome a Negative Body Image

Do you look in the mirror and say awful things to yourself? Do you look down at your body and feel disgust? Do you feel your body and obsess about areas you don’t like? I used to be so hard on myself daily, and lots of times even hourly.  I used to body check by feeling […]

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