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Amanda Bynes Is Back and Sober; Ready to Return to Acting

Amanda Bynes is back and better than ever. She was adored in the 90s when she starred in shows like All That and The Amanda Bynes Show. Then, in the early 2000s, she was in a plethora of movies like She’s The Man and Hairspray. Furthermore, who didn’t love the sitcom What I Like About You . . . . Continue Reading


Is Aging the Reason Behind Your Depression?

  Aging is supposed to be a blessing, but to many, it feels like a curse. Women, especially struggle with accepting the physical changes they endure due to the aging process.  There’s even a story about a woman who committed suicide after years of aging obsession. There’s an Irish proverb that goes: “Do not regret . . . . Continue Reading


Those Having Weight Loss Surgery Should Learn About Drug Abuse Risks

Lately, I have been thinking about a conversation. A little over a month ago,  I had an appointment with a woman who ran a workshop I was interested in attending. We instantly clicked and started rambling about other topics. We were going on about Harry Potter when she asked me what I do for a . . . . Continue Reading


Are Hormones Responsible for Your Addiction?

Could hormones be the reason for your addiction? Hormones may influence more than what we think. There is evidence that the hormone progesterone may influence levels of depression, anxiety, and even addiction. If you are currently on birth control or thinking of going off of birth control, you need to read this. Progesterone is a . . . . Continue Reading


Researchers Discover Females Have Higher Rates of Depression

Gender differences in depression start to appear at age 12 How much does gender affect mental illness, specifically depression?  Apparently, a lot. A new study delves into the ways gender differences affect symptoms and diagnoses of depression. Researchers identified a gender influence starting at the age of 12. The analysis examined existing studies that looked . . . . Continue Reading


Internet Addiction: Can a Person Be Addicted to Watching YouTube?

A recent study wanted to determine whether or not compulsive YouTube viewing qualifies as an addiction. Admittedly, I am part of the problem. YouTube has played a major role in my life since it first made waves on the internet over a decade ago. Not a week goes back that I do not sift through . . . . Continue Reading


Alcohol Consumption Falls Among High School Drinkers

In the midst of an opioid epidemic, there is some surprising news happening in high schools throughout the country. Drinking rates are on the decline amongst teens. A recent survey from the CDC found that the incidence of drinking dropped significantly between 1991 and 2015. The self-reported numbers indicated that half of high schoolers in . . . . Continue Reading


‘True Blood’ Star Stephen Moyer Talks About Alcohol Addiction

Were you a fan of the show True Blood? True Blood star Stephen Moyer recently opened up about his past struggles with alcoholism. During a panel for a treatment center in Santa Monica, 45-year-old Moyer focused on his 14-years of sobriety. Moyer says he has been sober long enough that when he goes out to . . . . Continue Reading


How to Exercise with Depression Even When It Feels Impossible

The one thing most people underestimate about depression is how exhausting it can be. Every task or chore feels like it takes an insane amount of energy. Unfortunately, one of the best ways to overcome depression is through regular physical activity. Exercise is proven to help with feelings of depression, yet for those who suffer . . . . Continue Reading


‘Facts of Life’ Star Charlotte Rae Opens Up About Long Term Sobriety

You take the good You take the bad You take them both and there you have The facts of life The facts of life Remember The Facts of Life? It was a beloved ‘80s sitcom with a catchy theme song. Personally, I loved it. The show was a bit before my time, but I have . . . . Continue Reading