How Highly Successful People Deal With Depression

Depression is one of the most commonly diagnosed mental illnesses, with as many as 350 million people worldwide dealing with some form of the disorder. It might seem hard to believe that so many successful people are living every day with depression as a pivotal part of their lives, yet…

Is Health & Wellness a First World Luxury?

Fads in health and wellness aren’t a new concept. When it comes to staying fit, everyone is always looking for the next big thing to be healthier, fitter and younger — longer. These also tend to be a bit costly — and many times inaccessible to most, especially outside of…

9 Times It’s Actually Healthy to Put Your Needs First

People who consistently put the needs of everyone else in their life first eventually come to resent it and can actually get hurt in the process. While selfishness does not help anyone, neither does self-neglect. It’s important to know that it’s okay to place your needs at the top of…

How To Get Over Being An Accident Victim

As a college student heading home from a New Year’s Eve party, my friend was hit by a drunk driver. She was lucky. She came out relatively unharmed, with just a sprained shoulder which recovered quickly. However, she suffered emotionally and financially for years to come. Her car was totaled…

New App, Moodnotes, Turns Your Phone Into a Psychologist

When you ponder the type of things smartphones are capable of today that would have been unthinkable even just a decade ago, it’s enough to blow your mind. Actually, there’s a recently released app for smartphones called Moodnotes that may not just amaze your mind, but actually heal it. The…

The Top 10 Time Management Mistakes You May Be Making

Chronic busyness is a modern epidemic. For too many Americans, the phrase “time management” has a misguided definition. Time management, verb: cramming as many things into every waking moment of the day as possible without going insane. The result is we spend the majority of our time just barely sane,…

What Happens When You Put a Preschool in a Nursing Home? Lives Change.

Our favorite viral video phenomenon this summer? The trailer for the upcoming documentary “Present Perfect,” slated for release during the summer of 2016. Highlighting the work being done at the Intergenerational Learning Center (ILC) at Providence Mount St. Vincent senior community, it’s definitely a must-watch. If you haven’t seen it…

Why You Need More Sunshine & How to Get it

The messages you’ve received about the sun have been mixed from the time you were a child. At one point, getting outside and getting sun was encouraged. The next second, it was terrible and likely to cause cancer and any number of other debilitating or disfiguring side effects.  So what’s…

20 Sure Signs You’re in a Healthy Relationship

Inertia is a funny thing in relationships. The excitement before a first date quickly turns into a month of dating, and the next thing you know it’s been a year of dinners and day trips. But intentionality is important when choosing a partner: are you with him or her just…

8 Ways to Boost Your Will Power

We all know what willpower is: It’s that little voice in our heads telling us to pass up the cookie, to avoid the impulse purchase, to get out of bed and drag our butts to the gym. Generally speaking, willpower is the ability – powered in the brain – to…

12 Tips For Improving Your Emotional Intelligence

People with high levels of emotional intelligence are able to recognize and regulate their own emotions along with the emotions of those around them. EQ, as emotional intelligence is called, is often thought to be more important than IQ in a person’s overall performance. This is because people with high…

10 Ways to Treat Depression Without Antidepressants

You’ve probably been told that antidepressants correct the chemical imbalance in your brain. While this is of course true in many cases, and antidepressants can and do make a big difference in the lives of many — when properly diagnosed — there’s more to it than that. Antidepressants are not a panacea, and in…