We hear a lot about how getting too much of the sun’s rays can be harmful to your skin. But it’s not all negative… Achieving the right balance can actually have many benefits, especially for your mood. This is because exposure to sunlight increases the brain’s release of serotonin - a hormone … Read more about The benefits of sunlight and what happens if you don’t get enough
Globally, depression affects more than 264 million people of all ages, making it one of the world’s leading illnesses. The causes and effects of depression can be complex, making treatment tricky and the following true: What works for one may not work for another. Many people take … Read more about Five Natural Antidepressants (And Three Things That Make Depression Worse!)
Stress. We all have it. Whether it’s a new job, a lost job, an illness, the death of a loved one, a move across the country, a divorce, or the global Covid-19 pandemic, no one is exempt from stressors in life. Stress can result from a myriad of factors and is defined “as the degree to which you … Read more about The link between Stress and Alcohol
Feeling lonely is common, especially amidst a global pandemic. No one is immune to feeling isolated from time to time, but what if it becomes a chronic feeling that you can’t shake? Psychology Today defines loneliness as a “function of the affective need for companionship and belonging.” Left … Read more about The Disease of Isolation: Cycles of Loneliness and Addiction
Due to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, most of the globe has been swept into their homes. While we are sitting in our homes, we watch the news, which, of course, triggers more fear and anxiety. Many of us are not working, and are home with our families, or alone, all the while trying to … Read more about Isolation, Depression, and Anxiety: How are They Linked?
When 2020 is recorded in the history books, one impactful event will trump all others: the COVID 19, also known as the Coronavirus. To say that the rapid spread of the Coronavirus has devastated the world and affected all of our lives would be an understatement, and what’s even more unsettling … Read more about Mental health and recovery during Coronavirus
Burnout and depression are like the chicken and the egg – it’s difficult to tell which one came first. Are you feeling depressed because you’re burned out at work? Or, are you feeling burned out at work because you’re depressed? Executive burnout is a tricky issue to spot, but it is an … Read more about Executive burnout, depression and addiction: Some things to know
They say that, in life, bad things come in threes. Unfortunately, this is no truer than when dealing with addiction. Addiction is a debilitating condition, and it often causes (and is caused by) other factors like mental health, isolation and denial. We could be living our best lives and … Read more about What to do about DAD: Depression, Addiction and Denial