Mental Health – Tools for the Emotional Body (continued)

In the first part of this article I talked about the importance that acknowledging our feelings, journalling, gratitude and socializing plays in our mental health. Below are some other tools and habits. Of course trying to incorporate them all at once would be contrary to mental health. Ask yourself which ones might create more meaning…

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Mental Health – Tools for the Emotional Body

As the research grows, researchers are finding that both mental and physical illnesses are a result of unaddressed emotional wounds or trauma. Several pain syndromes that lack medical explanation such as chronic back pain, fibromyalgia and IBS– to name a few, are associated with chronic stress and emotional traumas.  Often it is not the situations…

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An Anti-Anxiety Tool Kit – A Holistic Approach

It is important to know that while anxiety and depression are both undesirable states, anxiety is in fact considered the opposite of depression. Anxiety is a high energy, wired state while depression lacks all motivation and energy. Some individuals experience both, but many others are more prone to one or the other. According to mental…

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Your Gut, Your Second Brain – Mind Altering Bugs to Beat Anxiety and Depression

I was over the moon excited to write this post because the recent discoveries on how the gut affects our mental health is so incredibly hopeful and refreshing. Let’s face it–for most people, mental health has been a revolving door and for many it has been that case for years, even decades. The idea that…

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