“Depression: Let’s Talk” — WHO States Rates Are Rising

Sit down and let's talk -- talk about depression. In a news release from the World Health Organization last month, global depression rates have increased by 18% between 2005 and 2015. Depression is a mental health condition that affects individuals of all races, socioeconomic statuses, ethnicities, sexual orientations and genders. As defined by the Mayo Clinic, … Continue reading “Depression: Let’s Talk” — WHO States Rates Are Rising

Challenge Negative Self-Talk – Free Yourself from that Internal Critic this Independence Day

With the Fourth of July approaching, the motif of freedom has been on my mind. This celebratory season got be thinking about what I want to free myself of this summer. One of the big items that popped into my mind was negative self-talk! We all have an internal voice inside of us that can … Continue reading Challenge Negative Self-Talk – Free Yourself from that Internal Critic this Independence Day

6 Tips on Self-Honesty (and How I Took the Advice to Heart)

Happy National Honesty Day! Honesty has various definitions -- "genuine, real," "free from fraud or deception," "marked by integrity," "direct and uncomplicated," among others. These definitions are broad and generalized, which makes the meaning of honesty open to interpretation. Additionally, honesty can be applied to a wide variety of situations. Multiple individuals can be in … Continue reading 6 Tips on Self-Honesty (and How I Took the Advice to Heart)

6 Simple Changes I Made to My Day in Celebration of Earth Day

I hope you all had a great Earth Day! After my recent research on nature's benefits on well-being, I was excited to try spending more time outside. This holiday, I decided to make more of an effort and appreciate our beautiful home. With a Microbiology class all day long followed an evening studying for a physiology midterm, I was … Continue reading 6 Simple Changes I Made to My Day in Celebration of Earth Day

Rx: Nature Walk – The Benefits of Nature on Psychological Wellbeing

Happy Earth Day! On this day celebrating our precious home, I thought it would be interesting to explore the research on earth and happiness. I have heard from numerous sources that nature can improve one’s mood, but I had yet to see much concrete evidence to support the claim. Turns out there is tons! So what … Continue reading Rx: Nature Walk – The Benefits of Nature on Psychological Wellbeing

Better Sleep Can Improve Your Health and Wellbeing, Study Finds

“Sleep is a beautiful thing.” Not only is sleep a popular hobby, especially among the teenage and young adult crowd, but it is unarguably essential to health and wellbeing. Researchers have found poor sleep to increase the risk for various mental and physical illnesses. With the possibility to improve such a wide array of health … Continue reading Better Sleep Can Improve Your Health and Wellbeing, Study Finds