|The holiday season can be a costly time of year but with a little imagination and some help from the world of blogging, you can learn how to create your own low-cost, do-it-yourself holiday crafts to share as gifts, centerpieces, or even as self-care options to unwind after a long day of baking!
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Low Cost & Do-It-Yourself Holiday Crafts
Check out these low-cost, do-it-yourself holiday craft options for decor ideas, self-care, essential oils, and ones that are especially great to do with kids!
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|Losing a loved one is one of the most difficult experiences anyone can go through, and it can be especially painful during the holidays. When traditions are done without those you are used to experiencing them with, even the most anticipated of holiday festivities can feel empty and even painful, especially if the loss was unexpected.
7 Surprising Mantras to Boost Your Memory
Nobody’s brain is perfect and everyone can have a moment of forgetfulness here and there. Perhaps you just had a stressful day or you can’t get concerns off your mind. Regardless of the reason, check out these seven mantras people use to boost their memories. Some of them may surprise you, but rest assured that they are effective, which is the most important thing!
|If you are spending time with family and friends this holiday season, you may be feeling apprehensive about the amount of socializing you are about to engage in, especially if you have many events planned. It can be overwhelming to receive multiple invites for family dinners, work parties, and gatherings with friends, so it can help to feel more prepared with effective ways to communicate with others.
|Given the prevalence of individuals who experience mental health concerns is approximately 1 in 5 in America, including 1 in 25 adults who are living with a serious mental illness, it is easy to see that having support for mental health concerns is very important.
|It will probably be no surprise to hear that the holidays can be a very stressful time of year. In fact, a survey from 2015 found that:
7 Reasons Why a Digital Detox Will Give You Peace of Mind
Are you constantly checking your phone? Do you have trouble putting your phone down and enjoying the moment? You might benefit from a Digital Detox!
|The work of a helping professional can be tough and, often times, self-sacrificing, especially for the helpers own emotions. After sharing my occupation as a therapist I have often heard someone exclaim 'I don't know how you do that work.. it must be difficult to listen to so many people and hear their stories of suffering and pain!'.
|As previously shared on the blog, eating disorders are extremely serious, yet treatable, mental health disorders "that can affect people of every age, sex, gender, race, ethnicity, and socioeconomic group". An estimated 20 million women and 10 million men in the USA will experience an eating disorder during their lifetime.
|Because of the internet and social media influence, there is even more attention and consideration for our mental health nowadays. Allowing yourself time to attend to your mental health is now met with support and appreciation because people are aware, now more than ever, that a good mental health leads to productivity and ultimately a happier outlook in life.