5 Negative Mindsets that Impact Your Mental Health

Some people talk about their depression and anxiety as if it were a pet—a little companion they keep around as an important part of their life. They say things like: I have depression. My anxiety is really acting up. They view their experience of [...]

Mindset: The Foundation of Your Mental Health

You’ve probably heard about the human brain being compared to a computer—they’re both complex machines that run on electricity. Is this a good analogy? Yes and no. Your brain does indeed run on electricity. It processes information, stores memories, and carries out commands, similar [...]

How to Start Meditating – 11 Practical Tips

As we know, meditation practice produces numerous benefits for mental health: it brings deep inner peace, mental clarity, resilience, better ability to process difficult emotions, better sleep and so much more. It can be a wonderful tool in dealing with depression, grief, PTSD, anxiety, [...]

The Science of Meditation for Mental Health

“Meditation is an active form of brain training. A lot of people have this idea that meditation means sitting down and doing nothing, but that’s not true. Meditation is an active training of the mind to increase awareness.” - Researcher Madhav Goyal [...]

Meditation for Mental Health – 16 Benefits

In the past decade, you've probably heard one too many times about meditation. The message seems to be everywhere – on TV, all over social media, and in the news. Celebrities are talking about it, experts are talking about, major corporations are building it [...]

Suppressed Emotions Might Be Keeping You Depressed

Hi friends! We all know that emotions play a very important role in our lives, and, if not addressed and worked through, can cause depression, tension, pain and disease. Kicking off the month focused on yoga for mental health, we will examine the basics [...]

How Inflammation Keeps You Depressed … And How to Fix It

What is inflammation? Inflammation is the body’s response to threat or injury, and it’s not always a bad thing. If you fall while playing basketball and twist your ankle, your body will produce swelling (inflammation) around the ankle to direct resources for healing and [...]

Gut Health: What You Eat Impacts Your Mental Health

What would happen if you poured Coca-Cola into your car’s gas tank and then tried to drive it? Chances are you wouldn’t make it very far. Just like the rest of our body, our brain is powered by the nutrients that we give it. [...]

Save the Sunscreen! Let Summertime Sunshine Lift Your Spirits

Summertime is full of good things: snacking on slices of cool, sweet watermelon by the side of the pool, dining on the patio while the sun is still in the sky, enjoying time with people you love while everyone’s schedule is more relaxed.    [...]

Kolton’s Story: Slow Down and Listen

Kolton is a young and energetic achiever who has taken several notable adventures off the beaten path. After graduating from college, he thru-hiked the 2,200-mile Appalachian Trail, stretching from Georgia to Maine. He completed the hike in 100 days, averaging 22 miles a day. [...]

15 Ways to Heal Depression Naturally

For years, many people have believed that depression requires medication. Most people who take anti-depressants resign themselves to years, or maybe even a lifetime, of medication dependence. While standard medication has its undeniable place in stabilizing moods, we know that there are many natural ways [...]

Mary’s Story: Hope for Treatment-Resistant Depression

Mary’s voice was trembling on the other end of the phone. “Hi,” she said. “I’m just calling because I saw a guy on the news earlier who was talking about your clinic.” “That’s great!” I answered, “What can I do for you?” “I need some [...]

Every 40 Seconds

Approximately one million people commit suicide every year, averaging one suicide every 40 seconds. Suicide kills a friend every forty seconds, a father every forty seconds, a mother every forty seconds, a son or a daughter every forty seconds. Suicide kills people of all races [...]