To make sure you take on 2019 as your best, healthiest self, try these simple ways to give yourself a mental detox.
Got the winter blues? It's worthwhile to examine if you have one of these two pervasive nutrient deficiencies.
Social-prescribing healthcare professionals ‘write prescriptions’ primarily for non-drug, therapeutic treatment alternatives.
If you’re someone who struggles around the holidays, check out these common complaints and practical strategies for managing them.
L-theanine, an amino acid found in some teas, can help improve feelings of relaxation, tension, and calmness.
Nonstop activity can leave us feeling a bit empty and disconnected, taking us away from the moments in life that truly matter and far away from the ones that truly nourish the mind, body, and spirit.
Being perpetually on call and on duty is keeping us in a 24/7 state of high alert, exhausting mind and body, draining creativity, thwarting productivity, and setting us up for a major health tumble.
There are a fews different types of meditations that can work wonders when you’re anxious.
If you’re diagnosed with depression, then chances are you can relate to any of the following: persistent distress, malaise, anxiety, inner agitation, fatigue, low libido, poor memory, irritability, insomnia, sense of hopelessness, and feeling overwhelmed and trapped but emotionally flat. You might wake up most mornings unmotivated and uninspired, and you drag yourself around all day waiting for it to end (or waiting for a drink). Maybe you feel a sense of dread or panic without knowing why.
There are those who embrace winter and those who have to brace themselves for it. Not only does the profusion of cold and snow tend to drag spirits down, but the lack of daylight really does a number on mood, often sending it to a dark place. Be it a slight case of the blues or full-on SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder), the symptoms tend to leave people feeling fairly lousy, with some combination of exhaustion (despite oversleeping), carb cravings, feeling withdrawn, moody or blue.
As a holistic psychiatrist practicing in New York City, I see a lot of anxiety. A lot. And I’m disheartened to see so many of my patients on loads of psychiatric medications that are not necessarily helping and may even be causing harm. Meanwhile, these highly medicated folks are still suffering from anxiety!
Who’s got the desk chair blues? Give yourself 5 minutes for these easy seated stretches to relieve tension in the body and mind!