There are many temptations to organize our life around the experience of earlier trauma. But that may short-change the future—which starts by our envisioning something better.
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Understanding the essentiality of mental health
Shainna Ali Ph.D., LMHC, NCC
Is preaching self-love to new mothers helpful? Experts and new parents weigh in on how to better support new moms.
A dancer, choreographer, and content creator shares ways we can use dance to foster mental wellness.
An author shares tips on how to infuse writing to your self-love practice.
Fashion, style, and self-expression can be creative ways to practice self-love.
One way to practice self-love, with a variety of options, is physical exercise.
Self-love can be practiced in a variety of ways, even in the way you allow yourself to be photographed.
About 80 percent of New Year's resolutions fail by February. Follow these 5 steps to create more meaningful goals and beat the odds in 2022.
Mental health problems have increased throughout the pandemic, and now pandemic fatigue itself may be the most common unofficial diagnosis.
Spotify has released its annual Wrapped experience. Here are some reflection prompts to pair with your list.
Simone Biles' historic Olympic decision resonated with many who live with mental health struggles. Here are 5 key lessons we can take from her actions.
It's rare to scroll on a social platform without coming across a meme. Can they actually be used to foster mental wellness?
Individuals who are pregnant during the pandemic may be more at-risk for mental health concerns. This is part 2 in a series of self-care tips provided to help promote coping.
Individuals who are pregnant during the pandemic may be more at-risk for mental health concerns. These self-care tips can help to promote coping.
Four key lessons explored in the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's interview with Oprah Winfrey can help us better understand and promote suicide prevention.
The pandemic has caused rising mental-health concerns, and individuals who are pregnant during this time may be more at risk.
Traditional prenatal care usually covers physical health, but mental health matters too. Here are 10 reasons that mental wellness should be part of prenatal care.
According to Spotify, more people are making mental health playlists than ever before. Here are five steps to curate your own.
Many are grappling with the unique pressures that arise when celebrating the holidays in a global pandemic. Here are 10 tips to help you manage your wellbeing this season.
Seventy-seven percent of Americans share that the election has been a significant source of stress in their lives. Here are a few tips to help you cope.
Part II: A series focused on sharing strategies to help students, parents, and teachers returning to school during the COVID-19 pandemic.
PartII: Stress levels are rising as a result of going back to school in the COVID-19 pandemic. These tips can help students, parents, and teachers foster mental wellness.
The Supreme Court ruled that gender identity or sexual orientation are protected characteristics under the Civil Rights Act. Could this historic event affect LGBTQ mental health?
Sometimes discrimination is easy to spot, but not always. Here are 4 commonly overlooked forms that may help you to expand your view.
Here are 3 ways this new feature could be a helpful resource for cultivating mental wellness.
Teletherapy can provide a great benefit to care, especially during COVID-19. Here are four key considerations to help you adjust to virtual sessions during this time.
Many are noticing that usual methods of self-care may conflict with social distancing guidelines. Here are 3 questions to help you adjust.
Have you been noticing a spike in your stress as a result of COVID-19? If so, you certainly aren’t alone. Here are four tips to help you cope with your stress during this pandemic.
Barbie is now taking on the initiative of teaching self-care. The new wellness line is causing many to consider whether the line could actually accomplish its goal.
The most wonderful time of the year can also bring on the holiday blues. Here are 10 self-care strategies to protect yourself from the stress of the season.
As with other social media platforms, mindless browsing on Instagram can negatively impact mental health. These 7 tips can help you to maintain your digital wellness on the 'gram.
Shainna Ali, Ph.D., is a practitioner, educator, and advocate who is passionate about highlighting the essentiality of mental health in fostering happiness and fulfillment.