Are you familiar with the term cognitive flexibility? It refers to the ability to change our thinking based on new information. A link has been established between sleep deprivation and impaired cognitive flexibility. There's ongoing research on how conitive flexibility affects our decision making. I don't know about you, but when I get poor sleep … Continue reading What is Cognitive Flexibility?
Did you know that 1 in 6 adults in the United States live with mental illness? Or that mental illness in adolescence is rising? Or that support services are struggling to meet the growing demand for mental healthcare? In some states there are 6 times the individuals needing treatment to 1 mental health professional. It … Continue reading Why You Should Care About Mental Health Month
We have finally begun to acknowledge the damage that rigid definitions of what it means to be a woman have done. While we continue to work on expanding the definition of what it is to be a woman it is important that we also recognize and work to shift restrictive perceptions of manhood. Toxic masculinity … Continue reading Toxic Masculinity
I got a light therapy lamp shortly after my post in October to assist with seasonal affective disorder. I'd be lying if I said it wasn't awkward at first sitting in front of a little box beaming a bright light in my general direction for twenty minutes after waking up in the morning. I struggled for the … Continue reading S.A.D. Light Therapy Lamp Review
There's no way to avoid it. 2018 is quickly approaching. Not only are we still recovering from the holidays, we're dealing with the stress of reflecting on the year that's passed and the pressure that can come with hopes for the new year that's on the horizon. Instead of waiting for the new year to … Continue reading New Year: Reflections and Hopes
It's the most wonderful time of the year... and for many it's also the most stressful. The intent of gathering with friends and family is to celebrate and spread happiness, but often we lose the meaning and end up stuck on the logistics of gift giving and the strain of dealing with difficult personalities. So, … Continue reading Holiday Survival Guide
Today's post is in response to WordPress's Daily Prompt: Panacea. All humans can agree that our world is full of difficulty and disease, but the concept of something that would cure all of our ailments and mend all of our troubles seems like the beginning of science fiction novel where the reader will immediately begin wondering: what's … Continue reading Elusive Panacea & Tragedy