The little, seemingly innocuous ways you take care of yourself are your proof that you care about yourself. And this "proof of caring" can be the first step toward committing yourself to lasting and permanent change when it comes to other matters like losing weight, embracing wellness, and/or getting healthier.
I had a cerebral bleed causing me to black out resulting in a serious automobile collision. Months later I had brain surgery. I was told by my doctors I was permanently brain damaged. Determined to get better, I set out on my journey to regain my life. So I experimented with a variety of different approaches to treatment, and got better!
For special needs children, many daily activities and experiences like getting ready for school, going to the doctor, having a play date and celebrating birthdays are very challenging. The good news: these events can become opportunities for teaching and reinforcing expected social and emotional behavior.
Parents have cornered the market on anxiety when it comes to their children. Worry paralyzes both parent and child, making children fearful and stifling their curiosity and development. Here’s what parents can do to modulate and minimize their fears.
Eating disorders can be very difficult to understand. In honor of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, take some time to learn a bit more about these disorders and the truth behind a handful of myths that surround them.
If you feel overwhelmed by the pace of your life, it is time that you slow it all down and take back control. It will make your life better and you happier. You can do this by using four basic approaches.
All of us experience negative thoughts from time to time. How we manage our negative attitudes can make the difference between confidence versus fear, hope versus despair, mastery versus victimhood, and victory versus defeat. Here are eight negative attitudes of chronically unhappy people...
Prejudice against obesity recalls previous biases against individuals with depression, alcoholism, and compulsive behaviors. Understanding obesity as a disease must amend the need for personal responsibility.
Everyone knows how important exercise is for our physical and mental health. What you might not realize is that the steps you take to benefit your own health can also benefit your partner. Get your partner in a healthy frame of mind, and both of you will enjoy the rewards.
The dangers of cigarette smoking are well-known, but many people continue to smoke because of the fear that they will gain weight after they stop. What do we know about the effects of smoking and smoking cessation on weight?
We all struggle between living cautiously and living fully, and are bombarded with contradictory information about what to eat, how to relax, how to exercise, and if a glass or two of red is ok. What bearing should health rules have on older adults?
Muscle Dysmorphia describes a condition characterised by a misconstrued body image in individuals interpret their body size as both small and weak even though they may look normal or even be highly muscular. But could it be classed as an addiction to body image?
Should you always go to the Mayo Clinic, or is it better for you to be hospitalized in your community hospital? Empower yourself and your loved ones with a basic understanding of the difference between the patient care provided in academic and community hospitals.
Clinical depression is a complicated condition. Stress of course is known and easily accepted to be the main cause, but two people may endure the same stress with only one developing depression. What lifestyle factors can make us more resilient, and why?
Anxiety can leave vulnerable teens feeling and believing that they are destined to live a life of gloom and doom. Can you imagine living your life like that day in and day out? Many anxious youth do...
Emotional eating is a common trap many of us fall into where we use food to feel better right now, despite the fact that eating often makes us feel much worse later. Stepping out of this struggle requires a different view on emotions.