Five Surprising Triggers for Depression

Knowing what triggers your depression can help you manage your mental health. Depression is a common illness, affecting 280 million people worldwide. When you think of depression, you may think of people shuttered away in their bedrooms with the curtains drawn, unable to get out of bed. While this is one form of depression, thereContinue reading “Five Surprising Triggers for Depression”

Five Ways to Support Your Mental Energy Levels

Mental energy affects everything we do in life. Have you ever gotten to work, and realized that it was taking every ounce of mental energy you had to be present? If you work a full-time job, I’m going to assume the answer is yes. Although lately there has been more of a push in ourContinue reading “Five Ways to Support Your Mental Energy Levels”

Is Chronic Stress Negatively Impacting Your Health?

Chronic stress can affect your overall physical health if left untreated. Stress is not always a bad thing. In certain circumstances, stress can help you be more productive and meet important deadlines. In small amounts, stress can actually be a helpful tool to keep you on track, or motivate you to achieve something. Stress becomesContinue reading “Is Chronic Stress Negatively Impacting Your Health?”

How to Treat Seasonal Affective Disorder

Everyone gets SAD once in a while. It’s that time of year again. The time when winter has been dragging on for a few months and we all get a little stir crazy. While this winter has been relatively mild, especially compared to the pandemic last winter, many people are still feeling the onset ofContinue reading “How to Treat Seasonal Affective Disorder”

How to Jump Back Into a Sport After an Injury

Getting back into a sport after an injury can be a huge mental hurdle. Any athlete will tell you that injuries are almost impossible to prevent. If you are very into sports, chances are at one point or another you will get an injury, from something as small as a sprained ankle to something moreContinue reading “How to Jump Back Into a Sport After an Injury”

Should You Become a Plant Parent?

Taking care of plants has been shown to have positive effects on your mental state. If you’re like me, you coped with the past two years of pandemic by seeking out as many self-care strategies as possible. One of the ways many people practiced self-care during this time was by becoming plant parents. As anContinue reading “Should You Become a Plant Parent?”

How to Snap Yourself Out of a Mental Funk

You must be mindful of your mental health. The past five years or so have been a real test for the mental health of all Americans. Between the stress of politics and the pandemic, depression rates have skyrocketed, and mental health has come to the forefront in terms of the public discussion of overall wellness.Continue reading “How to Snap Yourself Out of a Mental Funk”

Six Reasons You May Be Tired All the Time

Do you often feel lethargic for no real reason? I feel like I can speak for every mother out there when I say that feeling tired is a very common occurrence. In fact, modern life comes with all kinds of stressors that make us tired, and keep us tired. That being said, if you findContinue reading “Six Reasons You May Be Tired All the Time”

Six Potential Health Benefits of Ashwagandha

In terms of herbal supplements, should you give ashwagandha a try? As a surgeon, I obviously believe in the benefits of Western medicine. As a society we have made huge strides in treating diseases and illnesses, and we have our life expectancies to show for it. That being said, I also believe in the useContinue reading “Six Potential Health Benefits of Ashwagandha”

Mental Health Benefits of Nature

The most natural stress reliever is nature itself. I don’t know about you, but I try and spend as much time in nature as possible. Escaping into the wilderness isn’t something we normally prioritize. Our lives are built around family, jobs, and technology, so in order to really get out and experience nature we haveContinue reading “Mental Health Benefits of Nature”