5 Ways to Start a Gratitude Practice

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Practicing gratitude can decrease stress, increase optimism, and improve your well-being. This is because negative thoughts can be very draining. So, changing your outlook and focusing on the positives in your life can help pave your path to healing. If you need help finding thankfulness in your life, reach out for counseling. Talking about your problems, and recognizing the good you already have in your life, can lead to more happiness and fulfillment while reducing stress and depression. Below are a handful of gratitude exercises, pick one or two and incorporate them into your daily routine. Compliment Yourself Recognize something

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5 Things People With Depression Need to Do Each Day

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When you are depressed, it is difficult to be motivated. But people with depression can get help, reach out to speak with a professional counselor to talk through your issues and improve your life. You deserve to be happy. There are things you can do to manage your depression. Small life adjustments that you may not feel like doing but will actually improve your life if you do. Begin Your Morning After you wake up in the morning, get out of bed. When you are depressed, negative thoughts can spiral. Rather than allowing those negative feelings to gain energy, start

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What to do if Depression Returns

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If you have lived through depression, it is normal to worry about symptoms returning. When you are wondering what to do if your depression comes back, know that there is help available. When Do Symptoms Return? Depression, anxiety, worrying and fear are experienced differently by different people. For some people, they can go through a difficult period and then recover. For others, there are relapses, periods where they feel fine—good, even—and then periods where symptoms return. There are times in life that are sad or upsetting. We all have days when we feel down and it is important to recognize

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What do Anxiety Dreams Mean?

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If you are having anxiety dreams on a regular basis, chances are there are real life stresses in your life that are in need of attention. Why do we have stress dreams? Because, when you are sleeping, your mind is still active. When you are stressed and anxious, your mind is processing your emotions throughout your life, regardless if it is day or night. This is why personal worries and fears can appear in your dreams. Everyone Experiences Stress  Stress is something we all have in our lives, but for some people it becomes an all encompassing issue. To live

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CBD Oil Testimonies on Pain Relief

CBD products are a natural way to relieve pain without the use of opioids.  The testimonies below are from people who are using Medterra CBD products. Medterra CBD is produced from non-GMO hemp. Each batch is third-party lab tested and guaranteed to be free of contaminants. Each Medterra product is made with our 99%+ pure CBD isolate. Our products have absolutely zero THC and void of any psychoactive ingredients.  Medterra’s hemp is grown and extracted under the strict guidelines of the Kentucky Department of Agricultural Industrial Hemp Pilot Program. We are able to sell in all 50 states and internationally without

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Mental Health Resources

Mental Health Resources

Depression, anxiety, and other mental illnesses carry deeply rooted stigma forcing people with a mental health challenge to suffer in silence. Stigma, a sensation that something is shameful. Mental Health Resources A 2014 study by the NIH (National Institute of Health) found significant differences between the stigma about seeking help for mental conditions felt by those in isolated rural areas compared to urban dwellers. Older rural residents with mental illness associate seeking help with a sign of weakness or an inability to be self-reliant. The Centers for Disease Control says depression is a true and treatable medical condition, not a normal

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Surprised by Symptoms: Parkinson’s Disease is More than Movement

For the nearly 1 million Americans who live with Parkinson’s disease, experiencing and learning to adapt to lifestyle changes is a major aspect of coping with the disease. While they and their care partners may anticipate difficulties with movement, including symptoms such as tremors and stiffness, many are unprepared for non-motor symptoms that may also accompany a Parkinson’s diagnosis. To learn more about how these non-motor symptoms affect the lives of those living with and caring for a person with Parkinson’s, a non-profit organization called the Parkinson & Movement Disorder Alliance (PMDAlliance) surveyed more than 650 people with Parkinson’s and

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Controlling Confusion in Older Adults

There are many who find themselves getting in family arguments about controlling confusion in older adults. This is because it is common for family members and their caregivers to notice changes in behavior, and cognitive abilities, over time. When these shifts happen unexpectedly, a family caregiver might view the behavior as irrational or paranoid. But, for the senior experiencing the confusion, it is very real. A change in your loved one’s behavior could be due to an undiagnosed cognitive impairment. Sometimes these manifest themselves as fears and worries. Or there may be complaints and confusion. In more extreme cases, shifts

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Attitudes to Enhance Aging

What is your mindset about growing older? Do you want to avoid thinking about it for as long as possible? Is it a negative passage to be endured? To set an ideal mid-life into motion, you need a positive outlook. A study of 660 adults aged 50 and older in Ohio, published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, found that people who had positive attitudes about aging lived more than seven years longer than those with negative attitudes. While the results remain unproven by other researchers, the study does link positive outlook and good health. For example, depression

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