Top 3 Mental Health Issues Affecting Seniors

by Jenny Holt   The world’s population is getting old, with nearly 2 billion people aged 60 years and above expected to inhabit the planet in the next 35 years (WHO Statistics).  An aging population comes with physical and mental challenges which need to be recognized and managed as part of a healthy lifestyle.   Depression One of the most common mental …

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Wellness Wednesday: 12 Self-Awareness Exercises for Happiness and Success

An article from theutopianlife.com   An old African proverb says, “When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside can do you no harm.” Self-awareness is one of the most important skills for success. How you behave and respond to external situations is governed by internal mental processes. Self-awareness uncovers any destructive thought-patterns and unhealthy habits. This leads to better decision-making and behavioral responses. Here …

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Wellness Wednesday | 3 Proven Rituals To Motivate You

By Eric Barker of Barking Up The Wrong Tree   You know what you’re supposed to be doing… but you’ve come down with a really bad case of “I-don’t-feel-like-it.” You just don’t have any motivation. Ever feel like that? Well, you’re not alone… Research shows lack of motivation is at a record high. Today more than 50% of American workers feel …

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Ten Things To Do When Your Mental Illness Has You Down

By Caroline Meister | Contributing writer for the MHF   Write a letter. It doesn’t matter to who, just write a letter to someone who you care about. You don’t have to send it, but it will make you feel good to put your thoughts on paper.   Make a playlist. Whether you do it on Spotify or make an …

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Wellness Wednesday: Tips for Managing the Holiday Blues

By Laura Greenstein for the National Alliance on Mental Illness   Many people can experience feelings of anxiety or depression during the holiday season. People who already live with a mental health condition should take extra care to tend to their overall health and wellness during this time.   Extra stress, unrealistic expectations or even sentimental memories that accompany the …

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Wellness Wednesday: 4 Breathing Exercises to Help You Think, Perform & Sleep Better

An article from the Utopian life    The average adult takes between 17,000–30,000 breaths per day. Every single one of those breaths are done unconsciously. But the minute you switch from unconscious breathing to conscious breathing, you experience significant physical and mental benefits.   Conscious breathing can improve your ability to concentrate; increase your athletic performance; reduce stress and anxiety; strengthen your immune system; and …

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Wellness Wednesday: 4 Ways To Improve Your Mood Instantly

By: Devishobha Ramanan Founder and Editor – contributing writer for the Huffington Post   Happiness is one of the most talked-about emotions – behavioral scientists study it relentlessly, meditation experts teach several techniques and social psychologists comes up with various explanations for how our brain tricks itself into believing various things. And of course, there are countless books on the subject.   …

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Wellness Wednesday: How to Motivate Yourself to Work Out When It’s Dark and Cold

By Jake Panasevich a contributing writer for U.S. News & World Report Steal these seven strategies to stay fit all winter long.   Every time fall comes around, and it gets darker and colder, I go through the same challenges: I feel lethargic and uninspired to work out. I find it harder to start the day and just as hard …

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Wellness Wednesday: Talking to Strangers Is Good for You

Even a brief chat with someone you don’t know can improve feelings of well-being. By Ruben Castaneda – a Health & Wellness reporter at U.S. News. Many of us were taught as children to never talk to strangers. But for adults, talking to strangers even briefly is beneficial and makes us happier, according to a new book and several academic studies. …

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