Loneliness, Isolation and Mental Health

By Tonny Wandella Since the dawn of time, loneliness has existed as a phenomenon that we all encounter. Every single one of us experiences it occasionally, and it can happen amid life transitions like the loss of a loved one, a divorce, or a relocation to a new place. Researchers refer to this type of loneliness asContinue reading Loneliness, Isolation and Mental Health

An excess of empathy can be bad for your mental health

By Trudy Meehan Have you found yourself irritable, sad or close to tears when watching the news lately? If so, you are not alone. Experiencing empathy has its benefits, but there are also many downsides to it, which is why we must learn to practise healthy empathy. Empathy is an ability to sync emotionally andContinue reading An excess of empathy can be bad for your mental health

When Depression Is Getting Out of Hand

By Conqueror Team Everyone has bad days when they are exhausted, irritated, and depressed. It’s natural to feel unhappy in response to painful life events, loss, or changes, but these feelings can linger for a long time if left ignored, making it difficult to get through each day. Depression affects practically every aspect of yourContinue reading When Depression Is Getting Out of Hand

4 Foods You Should Be Eating for Good Gut Health

by Jennifer Diffley The word “gut” isn’t exactly the most pleasant word in the English language, and maybe that’s because nothing is more unpleasant than an unhappy gut. From constipation to irritable bowel syndrome to chronic acid reflux, your gut—also known as your gastrointestinal tract—seems to know exactly how to ruin your day. You mayContinue reading “4 Foods You Should Be Eating for Good Gut Health”

Your Gut Health Is Your Mental Health

By Conqueror Team Gut bacteria have an important role in your mood and mental wellness. They can alleviate symptoms of depression, anxiety, and stress, but they can also exacerbate them. Trillions of bacterial cells live in your colon, forming a unique environment known as the gut microbiome. Their functions influence your brain in addition to allowing nutrients intoContinue reading Your Gut Health Is Your Mental Health

The 10 Best Mental Health Books of 2022

By Lily Moe Mental health impacts every aspect of our lives, whether we’re aware of it or not. It affects how we think and feel, and guides us in our decisions and how we act around other people. Mental health also has a direct impact on individuals’ physical health—poor mental health could make an individualContinue reading “The 10 Best Mental Health Books of 2022”

8 Daily Habits to Boost Mental Health — and Signs It May Be Time to Get Support

Written by Margarita Tartakovsky Mental health is a widely discussed concept, these days. You might notice discussions about mental health online, in conversation, on your favorite show, or any number of other places. But widespread, frequent use of any term can lead the meaning to become blurred, if not misinterpreted entirely. So, if you come acrossContinue reading “8 Daily Habits to Boost Mental Health — and Signs It May Be Time to Get Support”

How to Get Out of Bed When Depression Is Keeping You Down

Written by Jamie Elmer Depression presents so many challenges I’ve been living with depression for so long that I feel like I’ve gone through every symptom the condition has to offer. Hopelessness, check. Fatigue, check. Insomnia, check. Weight gain — and weight loss — check and check. Living with depression is hard, no matter what symptomsContinue reading “How to Get Out of Bed When Depression Is Keeping You Down”

The Mental Health Benefits of Exercise

By Tonny Wandella People who exercise daily do so because it offers them a tremendous sense of well-being. They have more energy all through the day, sleep well at night, have clearer memories, and are more relaxed and optimistic about themselves and their life. It’s also an effective treatment for a variety of common mentalContinue reading “The Mental Health Benefits of Exercise”

8 Reasons Why Health is Your Greatest Wealth

By Power Foward The greatest “wealth is health.”  I believe that, but can’t take credit for that quote. It is attributed to Virgil, an ancient Roman poet. So we’re not talking about a new discovery here; more like a tried and true fact. Recognizing the direct correlation between health and wealth should not be overlooked,Continue reading “8 Reasons Why Health is Your Greatest Wealth”