*shared with permission For the last 28 years, number one best-selling author, counselor and life coach David Essel has been helping people to heal from depression, anxiety, PTSD and so much more. Read on to learn his six key steps to battle depression. Below are David’s six top steps to take if you are battling with depression today.
Expert Neuropsychologist Gives 7 Hacks for Body and Mind Since January I feel we’ve been bombarded with ads urging us to slim down and “get your body in shape by summer.” And/Or, “Lose weight by Memorial Day.” While some women do manage
Anxiety is a mental illness that disrupts daily life causing feelings of impending doom along with unwanted thoughts and unpleasant physical symptoms. Some people are more predisposed to anxiety than others. Did you know that there are “external” factors/habits in our daily lives that can increase anxiety? Dr. Sanam Hafeez a NYC based neuropsychologist and Teaching Faculty Member
I’m surprised the cute kitties in this post aren’t listed as one of the Top 18 Techniques to Defeat Stress. Check out these steps to improve your health: ~ Shared with permission by Writer Donna A. Norton: https://custom-writing.org/#techniques-defeat-stress
I’m proud to share the following content from dinner party enthusiast and author of “Impromptu Friday Nights: A Guide to Supper Clubs”, Paul Kenny. Thank you for sharing Five Ways to Host a Healthy Party, Paul! Somehow Super Bowl Sunday has become the unofficial end of the holiday season. We all want to go to a Super Bowl
Females are expected to appear a certain way and live up to manufactured and unrealistic notions of what is considered “beautiful”. In an attempt to promote a positive body image, Sam Sisakhti, founder of online fashion site http://www.ustrendy.com, has created the “Believe in Yourself Project“. The “Believe in Yourself Project” (www.believeinyourself.org) is a foundation that will provide girls
Guest Post ~ Merilee Kern, Executive Editor of “The Luxe List” International News Syndicate Even the most well-intentioned New Year’s Resolution can quickly become nothing more than a faint memory if you don’t have a solid plan in place to keep you motivated and on track. Recent high-profile reports cite the sobering statistic that 80% of New Year’s
We are in a new era. The acknowledgment of harm that has been done by those that don’t understand personal boundaries, use their power to impose themselves without consent and accepting that their actions – mostly physically aggressive – not only shock in the moment that the action is happening, but, for the rest of
Guest Post By Vijay Eswaran It’s that time of the year again when most people start making resolutions for the New Year. For many, it’s an excuse to put off the inevitable for a few more days or weeks, as they revel in the year-end bubble. Lose weight. Organize closets. Clean out the attic. Stick to
Thank you, Dr. Sanam Hafeez, for sharing these tips with my readers. With the holidays upon us, it’s easy to get caught up in the rush of it all. While we may be cooking, shopping, enjoying holiday events there are others, many of whom are in our very own circles, having a tougher time.
As we enter flu season there are many things we can do to “flu-proof” ourselves. Regardless of whether you choose to get a flu vaccine or not, there are things we can do to increase our chances of not getting sick this winter. Dr. Christopher Calapai, a New York based Osteopathic Physician board certified in
Since the school year started our family has been having discussions regarding anxiety and how it hurts mentally and physically. It’s paralyzing! You feel sick to your stomach and just want to run or, in a lot of cases, can’t move. Sometimes it springs out of nowhere, with no rational explanation or, a much larger
As we prepare to switch the clocks and “fall back” this November 5, many of us may give up more than an hour of daylight. We may be giving up our good mood. Many people mark the clock change as the start of more darkness, cold weather and anxiety over holiday schedules and holiday shopping and travel. Dr. Saman Hafeez,
World Stroke Day is October 29th Have you, or someone you know, been affected by a stroke? A stroke occurs when the blood supply to an area of the brain is cut off. The symptoms depend upon the region of the brain that is affected by the loss of blood supply and can include changes in
This post was sponsored by Nature Made® as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. I’ve reached that “lovely” stage in life where I need to treat my body very wisely. I’m definitely not a kid anymore! (Even if some of my behavior is a
If you’re serious about improving the quality of your life right now, implementing the right wellness strategies can help you realize the goal. This is the case because great health can help you optimize productivity, maintain mood stability, fight disease, and attain a higher level of self-esteem. Below you’ll find just four of many wellness
So, what makes a paleo diet great? Well, for starters, it doesn’t contain chemicals, additives, and preservatives; hence, it is healthy and boasts of several anti-inflammatory benefits. In a nutshell, a paleo diet generally consists of food and ingredients that were eaten by our ancestors—basically, the diet is comprised of food that you gather or
Do you find yourself carrying stress with you all day long? While coming home should give you the break that you need and help you get your stress under control, you may feel so anxious and tightly wound that you just can’t relax. Even spending time with your loved ones or hanging out with your
~~~Guest Contributor: H.G. McKinnis In my early twenties, I lived with a hoarder I’ll call Mae. When I moved in, I saw she had loads of stuff, and I knew instantly she was a poor housekeeper. It wasn’t until I moved out, however, that I realized Mae wasn’t just a person who had a neatness deficit and a high tolerance for roaches. She was a classic example of a genuine hoarder. We all
You’re trying to get the kids off to school, you can’t find your cell phone, and you’re sitting in traffic. Your hypothalamus, a tiny control tower in your brain, decides to send out the order: Send in the stress hormones! These stress hormones are the same ones that trigger your body’s “fight or flight”
Treating depression and obesity together is at the heart of a new health program with global ramifications. The South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) in Adelaide, Australia will trial a world-first group intervention that draws upon several established approaches to boost patient health and wellbeing in the coming months. The program, developed in
Whether you work from home or go to an office daily, you are always working for someone else. Your services, talents, skills and knowledge are being exchanged for money and that means meeting expectations. It also means dealing with daily triggers that create frustration. According to Dr. Sanam Hafeez, a NYC-based licensed clinical neuropsychologist, these triggers
A number of lifestyle factors can contribute to depression, but one that’s often overlooked is what you put in your mouth. “Diet plays a huge role in depression,” says with Dr. Christopher Calapai, D.O., a New York City Osteopathic Physician board certified in family and anti-aging medicine. Do you crave sweet, salty, and fatty
When I first heard of a skin treatment called Derma Roller I thought it was a joke. I mean, seriously? People pay to have a roller full of tiny needles go over their face/body? Um… I don’t think so. However, after doing research I find that I’m not afraid and I’m ready to give it
Women of all ages regardless of height or weight are susceptible to stretch marks. This is a simple fact. Another fact, which will hopefully make you feel a bit better, is that supermodels – yes, the bikini models you see in Sports Illustrated and Victoria’s Secret – have stretch marks. If you’re like 95%
Ask anyone what their goal is in life and their answer will probably be, “To be happy.” If our dogs could talk, they would share five reasons we can improve our happiness through their example. Here is a brief summary of what they would say. 5 Tips for a Happy Life from Man’s Best Friend: “You
Maintaining flexibility provides a lot of benefits to your body. It makes sure your muscles achieve their most optimal range of motion and improves your general posture. Stretching your body also releases all the built-up and accumulated stress and tension in your muscles. These 7 Best Foam Roller Stretches For Increased Flexibility can be achieved
We set the clocks ahead for daylight savings and many of us woke up to a darker sky, feeling sluggish thanks to a one-hour loss of sleep. If you hit the snooze, pulled the covers up over your head still feeling bummed out about your waistline, bank account, career or love life, you’re not alone.
The foods you have in your pantry and fridge may be helping or hindering your brain. Dr. Christopher Calapai DO, a New York City Osteopathic Physician board certified in family and anti-aging medicine explains that the foods we choose have a lot to do with how sharp, attentive, alert, focused and happy we feel
With my last birthday, I became a ‘woman of a certain age’. *ahem* Now I find myself saying things like ‘When I was your age…’ and trying to remember why I came into the dining room! With my handy dandy iPhone I decided to download an app that claimed to help with cognitive abilities. (a.k.a.