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Collecting Data on Our Own Mental Health

One minute we might feel overwhelmed and stressed, as though we’re ready to snap at the first person we see, the next we may feel perfectly calm and relaxed, as though none of that really ever happened. Everyone experiences emotional highs and lows from time to time, but sometimes it […]

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Five Common Misconceptions About Practicing Mindfulness

In previous posts, we’ve discussed the many and varied benefits of mindfulness, particularly for those struggling with anxiety and depression. Mindfulness has been shown to assist in improving one’s mental and physical health. In fact, according to survey results from a 2011 research article titled “Doing and Being: Mindfulness, Health, […]

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How Exercise and Mental Health are Connected

I’m sure at some point in our lives we’ve all heard something along the lines of “a healthy body makes for a healthy mind.” While this might come across as simply a nice sentiment or common sense, the research supporting this claim is fascinating. In recent years, scientists have begun […]

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Do Stronger Muscles Mean a Stronger Mind?

Perhaps you’ve heard the old adage “Brains over Brawn”. This saying is meant to imply that physical fitness may have its perks, but it’s more important to be smart than physically strong. This topic is brought up in numerous debates. After all, who should we look up to? The soldier […]

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Compassion And Self-Empathy Promotes Healing

There is quite a lot of overlap in empathy and compassion.  Webster’s defines empathy as “the ability to understand and share the feelings of another.”  Webster’s defines compassion as “sympathetic pity and concern for the sufferings of misfortunes of others.”  So empathy is all about understanding and sharing while compassion […]

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3 Popular Excuses for Avoiding Exercise

With a new year now in full swing, forming new habits like daily exercise to go along with your recovery can help you to stay clean and sober as well as reduce the risk of early relapse.  Getting exercise each day can help to improve your mental health as well […]

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