Money influences countless factors in our lives, from the kind of peanut butter we buy at the grocery store to the neighborhood we live in to the friends we make. But did you know that money (and especially debt) can actually affect your health? Acco... Read more
I struggled with bouts of depression and anxiety in my teens and early 20s. It was in the middle one of those battles, during my junior year of college, that I discovered yoga. A friend saw a flier for an eight-week yoga session at the campus rec cen... Read more
Just got a professional massage yesterday. First one ever. Swedish. Unbelievable relaxation. Took me out of my daily chaos and melted me right into the table. Sound faded into a shadowy haze. Muscles reawakened. Ability to speak--gone.
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As if chronic depression isn't difficult enough, research shows that people with long-term or untreated depression are more likely to experience additional health concerns than the general public. The reasons for this are easy to imagine:
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John Keats once wrote, "The poetry of the earth is never dead."
Poet or not, almost all of us have been awestruck by nature at one time or another. Whether it's running at sunset on a sandy white beach, walking alongside a cool tri... Read more
I recently transferred to a college that has an on-site fitness and recreation center. When we went on the campus tour last semester, I fell in love with it. It has equipment, workout space, a pool....pretty much everything you could ever possibly wa... Read more
Hello, my name is Brittany. I am a 21 year old Canadian who has been struggling with anxiety and depression since I was 14 years old. I have always been insecure with my body image and use to cope with my anxiety and depression in unhealthy ways. For... Read more
I was away from the gym for two months and after 2 cardio workouts, decided to run a 5km on the treadmill for my third workout. That was Saturday and today is Monday. I noticed this morning that I have a rather large bruise on my right calf, with s... Read more
A brief background first: about 5 years ago I was diagnosed with GAD. It was so bad for a while that I literally had panic attacks and I even ended up in the ER assuming I was dying. My doctor put me on Celexa, which I took for about 3 years before w... Read more
I'm finding the advertisements at the top of the pages increasingly annoying because they prevent use of the drop down menus. I try to navigate using the menu but the ad stays on top blocking the viewing or selecting of menu choices. Is there anyth... Read more
Start small, celebrate often! Just one baby step at a time!You can do it!;.•♥ Kelly ♥•¸ .Sweet Success!! Goals & Planning are everything!Don’t be a gingerbread woman, be a ROCKSTAR!www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public _journal_individua... Read more
I have been a smoker for about ten years. I also have been a hair puller for about sixteen years. I have decided to quit smoking and that was six days ago. Since I have quit smoking I don't seem to pull my hair that much anymore.... Read more
Welcome to the BEST team. The name says it ALL. ALL are welcome! We are here to ENCOURAGE , SUPPORT & MOTIVATE one another while we reach our goals. Cause isn't life better with a little BBQ SPICE?... Read more
There are lots of traits I hope to pass on to my kids, such as my strong work ethic and desire to succeed. But there are a few traits I hope they don’t inherit, and my tendency to worry is at the top of the list. My daughter (who is 3) has already... Read more
Feeling anxious? From piling bills to your hectic schedule, a lot can make you uneasy. Start breathing a bit easier because these simple strategies can quiet your racing mind. Ahh, that's better.The psychologist says…Know when to get helpI... Read more
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