People have practiced meditation since at least the 5th century BCE. While some argue that meditation began in India, others believe its roots lie in China. Regardless, meditation can have substantial benefits in your life, according to studies done at Harvard University. There are at least six meditation benefits: Build Self-awareness and Empathy Regular meditation [...]
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In March 2020, the United States took a big gasp when officials announced that we were entering the grips of a pandemic. While everyone worked very hard to flatten the curve in the first few weeks, it has now been two years, and many people have not been able to catch a break. Therefore, [...]
Do you find yourself feeling more depressed during the winter months? You may be suffering from seasonal affective disorder (SAD). This condition starts about November and usually ends about March, although there is also reverse SAD, where people feel depressed during the warmer months. While doctors are still puzzled about what causes SAD, they [...]
Post-holiday blues can make returning to work after the holidays can make going back to your routine seem stressful. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, 64% of people with a mental health diagnosis find this period stressful. Still, they are definitely not alone as post-holiday blues can affect anyone. What are Post-holiday [...]
If one of your resolutions for the New Year is to get outside and exercise more, why not try snowshoeing? This is a great opportunity to get outside and make the most of the snowy and cold weather and perhaps shake off the winter blahs. Compared to some other outdoor winter activities, snowshoeing is inexpensive, [...]
Founded in 2011, National Play Outside Day is a conscious reminder to put time aside on the first Saturday of each month (at the very least, of course) and head outside and enjoy the great outdoors. This is a great encouragement to work towards healthy habits for both mind and body. Learn more about National [...]
Setting Achievable, Realistic New Years Resolutions About 40% of Americans set New Year’s resolutions. Yet, only about 50% of those individuals setting resolutions are still working on them six months later. Find yourself in the 20% that successfully achieve their New Year’s resolution by setting meaningful ones. Think about these suggestions. Schedule Self-care Generally, people [...]
The start of a new year is a great time to get involved with Milwaukee's mental health initiatives. Check out these long-term projects and special events. Free Long-term Mental Health Programs People living in Milwaukee have access to several free mental health programs, including: Access Clinic – This clinic in Wauwatosa provides medicines and therapy [...]
The ancient Babylonians likely were the first to make New Years resolutions, and they were followed by ancient Romans. The resolutions were made to gods in hopes that they would bless them throughout the coming year. Today, about 40% of Americans make New Years resolutions, and of that group, about 40% keep their resolution [...]
Everyone feels regrets at some time in their lives. According to research, people are more likely to experience regrets over education, career, romance, parenting, self-improvement, and leisure more than anything else. Inaction People are also more likely to feel regrets of inaction than they are regrets of action. It takes a lot of courage [...]