Have you ever noticed that you have a little more pep in your step after eating certain foods--and that other foods can leave you feeling mentally and physically awful? You're not imagining things; as it turns out, all food is not created equal w... 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
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
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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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
Hi, all. I grew up loving to ride my bike. I had a fixed gear bike. Somewhere along the way, it got left behind in a move. Later, I bought a used bike that was a ten speed. I do think it needed a tune-up, because the gears were very hard to shift. My... Read more
I've posted before on my little blog about not loving the gym enviornment but now I'm dealing with anxiety about going to the gym. Me saying I dislike the gym is the understatement of the year for me!
So up until 3 weeks ago I've been going 3-4... Read more
I don't know why but I have wanted to go to the highschool track that is out side and time myself running a mile and I'm really nervous that I will interrupt someone or that Im gonna get in trouble. SO DUMB... 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
When I find my mood is going downhill, I usually take an exercise break to try and lift it back up. The mood boost that we get is just one of the many benefits we experience from exercising. Not only do I know that I burned some calories, improved m... Read more
One of the top one hit wonder songs of the 1980's was Relax by Frankie Goes to Hollywood. The key words to the song were relax and don't do it. Those words also apply to the new line of beverages called relaxation drinks.
A new Wall Street Jour... Read more
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