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The Connection Between Sleep and Negative Emotions

We all know how important it is to get a good night’s sleep. However, sleep does more than most of us could ever imagine. Sleep affects our mental and physical health in a multitude of ways. The deeper you sleep, the more your body resets and chemicals in the brain replenish. One woman that knows . . . . Continue Reading

5 Things Not to Say to Someone Struggling With Anxiety

There are moments where it feels like I cannot breathe, and like I have no control over anything. However, for years I classified it as just a normal reaction to a situation, not real anxiety. The word “anxiety” conjures up a different definition depending on who you ask. Anxiety can be as simple as the . . . . Continue Reading

How Breathing Patterns Affect Emotions and Memories

Breathe in. Breathe out. Breathing is not just for oxygen anymore. More and more studies are revealing the multitude of benefits around breathing. Breathing has been linked to brain function and behavior. Now, for the first time, scientists have found that breathing creates electrical activity in the brain that enhances emotional judgments. The rhythm of . . . . Continue Reading

Significant Portion of Female College Students Choose To Stay Sober

  Despite the college stereotypes, binge drinking is not a staple for all who reside on University of Michigan’s campus. In fact, many females who attend college there are vowing to stay away from the booze. Nearly 17% of women at the University have chosen sobriety instead. The results, which surveyed 1,000 randomly selected students . . . . Continue Reading

Ambien Addiction: Signs of Sleep Medication Abuse

Zolpidem is a hypnotic drug that was originally marketed as Ambien, and is now available all over the world under various brand names. This powerful sedative is primarily prescribed for sleep problems such as insomnia. For medical use, Ambien should only be used for short periods. However, many people become dependent on the drug to . . . . Continue Reading

Lady Gaga Reveals Struggle With PTSD

For the first time publically, Lady Gaga revealed she struggles with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The admission occurred during an emotional visit with homeless, LGBTQ teens in New York.  The visit was broadcasted on a segment on the Today Show. “I told the kids today, ‘I suffer from PTSD.’ I’ve never told anyone that before. . . . . Continue Reading

Understanding the Dynamics of Workaholism

Are you a workaholic? Working hard is not a bad thing. In fact, those who work hard often reap the benefits of their efforts. However, when work is all-consuming, it can be an unhealthy component of a person’s life. There is a thin line between a hard worker and someone who struggles with workaholism. Knowing . . . . Continue Reading

Rise in Self-Poisonings Among Teens Raises Serious Concerns

  Shocking data reveals two out of three poisonings are intentional. Poisoning has gone up 50% in the past 20 years. Young women are the most at risk. Girls are more likely to poison themselves, either intentionally or accidentally, in comparison to boys, according to a study. There are a variety of explanations for this . . . . Continue Reading

How Depression Affects the Stomach, Anxiety, and the Skin

  If you thought depression only altered your mind, think again. Depression affects so much more than your mind. In fact, mental illness and physical diseases frequently go hand in hand. Psychologists have identified temporal patterns in young people. They found that arthritis and diseases of the digestive system are more common after depression, while . . . . Continue Reading

5 Helpful Holiday Tips for Emotional Overeaters

Thanksgiving is right around the corner. It is a time for gratitude, and togetherness, but it is also a time for food. For those who struggle with emotional overeating, the holidays can be especially challenging. Feelings of stress and anxiety come into play while preparing meals and shopping for gifts. However, you do not have . . . . Continue Reading