Light Up Your Brain

10 Activities That Power Up Your Brain and Keep You Sharp Regularly putting your brain through its mental paces is a brilliant habit, no matter your age. Little things that you do on the daily can positively impact your brain health and, thus, influence your entire quality of life. Neuropsychologist Katherine Reiter, PhD, from Cleveland […]

No Longer Alone

“I don’t have anyone in my life to talk to, spend time with, have a relationship with. No real friends, just a couple acquaintances and a family I hardly speak to. I’m usually lonely. . . . It almost physically hurts. . . . That’s the only way I can describe it. I watch my […]

Can You Change How You Feel?

Have you ever struggled to express or understand your emotions? If so, you are not alone. There are numerous factors that can make it difficult to express emotions. For many, family culture or societal expectations have conditioned us to suppress strong emotions. Meanwhile, others have never learned the language necessary to accurately describe emotions.  Sometimes […]

Hope for Fighting Depressing

If you only take away one thing from this article, remember that depression is treatable. With time and treatment, you can feel better. Consider talking with your doctor or a mental health professional about how you’ve been feeling to see if talk therapy or medication may be right for you. There are also things you […]

Why Kindness Is Good for You

When you help others, they benefit from your kindness. But did you know that it also makes you happier and healthier? It may sound a bit selfish to look at how being kind to others is beneficial to you personally, but the research surrounding kindness is so fascinating that we can’t ignore it. Kindness is […]

Digital Detox

I have a confession to make. I’m addicted. Yes, you read that right.  Let me explain.  I don’t smoke, do drugs, or drink alcohol. Neither do I use opioids or painkillers. My addiction isn’t to any kind of substance that I ingest. My addiction is to a little three-inch by six-inch oblong-shaped box made of […]

How to Help a Depressed Friend

lthough everything in life seemed right, there was, nevertheless, something very wrong for Jamie. Upon graduation from college, she’d been hired into her “dream job” as a media advisor for a professional association. She had a good salary, exceptional work colleagues, a large circle of friends, and a supportive family.  “Still, I felt so miserable,” […]

Light in the Darkness: Coping With Holiday Sadness and Depression

For many people, the holiday season inspires feelings of belonging, connection, and joy, but for others, it is a time of increased sadness, loneliness, and depression. While there is no single reason for holiday depression, the season does seem to contain these triggers for sadness: family conflict and dysfunction, heightened feelings of loneliness, additional expenses, […]