3 Reasons Why Mental Health Is So Important

Mental health matters. Taking care of our mental health aids in our resilience and recovery from anything that happens. Anyone can have a bad day, but it doesn’t mean that it’s a bad life. How we respond to it and take care of our mental health are what’s important. Mental health is important at every stage of our lives. It encompasses our overall wellbeing and affects our lives in many ways. Why Is Mental Health Important? Research shows that one in five adults in America – 43.8 million people – experience mental illness, which is 18.5% of our total population. This means that mental health issues frequent our population and affect everything we do. According to HealthyPeople.gov, “neuropsychiatric disorders are …

5 Ways We Invite Constant Conflict into Our Lives

Some of us encounter jerks all the time. Perhaps an aggressive driver flipped us off on the way to work, a harried woman cut in front of us in the checkout line at Target, or a coworker said something rude about the new shoes we wore to work – all in one day! But while most of us will encounter rude behavior from time-to-time, if we are responding to jerks on a regular basis, then we need to take a closer look at our own behavior.  Although there are numerous ways to invite conflict into our lives, there are a few that almost always trigger others, including: Righteousness. If we find that we must not only prove our point, but also …

A New Year, Just Keep On Being You

I was always one of those people who set New Years’ Resolutions/goals for the year ahead – to earn X amount, to exercise more, to relax more. My personal opinion is that goals for ourselves, our business or performance; whatever it is, are important to have – they help to keep focused if nothing else. New Year’s Resolutions can include:  No chocolate No alcohol Gym 3 or 4 times per week Losing X amount of pounds or stone in well To achieve that job promotion These are different kinds of goals that I’ve just mentioned; some are ‘refrain from’ goals and some are ‘aspirational’ goals. Many of us – including myself in this, give ourselves new and pressured targets to …

Messy Love: Doesn’t Mean It’s Not Perfect For YouPick the Brain

Just because you’re in messy love, or imperfect, that doesn’t make it any less valid or real. A messy love can be beautiful, and certainly, pull you outside your comfort zones. When opposites attract, they can bring on a whole host of things you never experienced before. Messy love life can be filled with drama and conflict. However, it shouldn’t be confused for a toxic relationship. It’s just a regular relationship that functions with drama. Remember people are different and what works for you, doesn’t work for me. Come enjoy a peaceful, low-key relationship, while others thrive on drama and high needs. Nothing is perfect, but that doesn’t stop people from trying to achieve it. And in the world of …