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
Environmental allergies are one of the most common and frustrating issues I see pet owners dealing with today. Recent studies estimate that skin- or allergy-related issues account for up to 40 percent of all veterinary visits. Not only are allergies... 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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I had some form of a panic attack last night and feelings of unreality. This morning I felt exhausted. I've been trying to exercise 10 minutes a day most days of the week, but today feels impossible. Should I focus on de-stressing and relaxing, or sh... 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
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
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
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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