Anxiety, Depression, Sadness, Wellness

We Worry in Layers

As the Winter season is fastly approaching, and in many places, inclement weather including snowstorms and heavy rain have become prevalent, the opportunity presents itself to add more layers so that we stay warm and dry.  Those layers often involve sweaters, jackets, coats, scarves, gloves, etc, with the premise that adding layers will not only keep us warm and dry, layers will protect us from being sick.

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Anxiety, Depression, goals, Mental Illness Stigma, Sadness, Wellness

Quality of Life: Define Your Meaning

The idea of “quality of life” once seemed like a self-explanatory concept. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, all across the globe, societal changes are in progress. Similarities have begun to surface among many nations, including the changing concept of quality of life. As social distancing orders are gradually lifted, many of us find ourselves eager to venture out. Just as we begin to inquire about available options to fill our days, anxiety about the safety of going out among others may start to rise. There is now an ever-present after-thought that many of us are dealing with; that is, how do we navigate daily endeavors that in previous times of normalcy, would not require a second thought. What happened to the opportunities to just get up and go? Something as simple as a trip to the grocery store or ATM can trigger anxiety at just the thought of touching the screen to complete a transaction. Now add in a line of people standing approximately six feet apart, some with masks, some with gloves, and reality sets in that what once was normal is no longer the case.

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Anxiety, Depression, goals, Mental Illness Stigma, Uncategorized, Wellness

Maintaining Peace When Life Seems Out of Control

For many people, the greatly anticipated year of 2020 has not turned out to be what was expected. You may have brought it in with exuberance, joy, excitement and celebration at the turn of a new decade. But before the end of the first quarter, life as we knew it quickly changed and the swift transitions have likely taken their toll on your sanity. Continue reading “Maintaining Peace When Life Seems Out of Control”

Anxiety, Depression, Mental Illness Stigma, Wellness

Running Backs: Black Men Tackling Anxiety

If you’ve ever seen a football game on any level, there are common offensive plays, which are designed to gain yardage. For example, when a quarterback hikes the ball, he sometimes hands the ball off to the running back. The running back typically looks for a hole, which is created by the offensive line, to run through to gain positive yardage. In some instances, there are times when the running back can make it through the hole or bounce outside of the hole for huge gains, much to the dismay of the defense. Continue reading “Running Backs: Black Men Tackling Anxiety”

Depression, Family, Sadness, Wellness

The Holiday Season and Depression

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Do you feel down during the holidays? You’re not alone. This is actually incredibly common during the winter months. Coupled with added stress, this can make the holidays, for some, something to dread. Tunde outlines some possible treatment options for the “holiday blues.” You might be surprised how easy these are to implement.

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goals, Relationships, Sadness, self-esteem, Wellness, Women, written by Kim Openo

Perfection or Happiness? You’d be surprised at which one women are choosing…

download (1)Today, women are so ridden with responsibilities, worries, self-esteem, and getting everything done– all while trying to take care of themselves. Kim discusses the reasons behind why women are unhappier now than they were 40 years ago. She also dives into ways that you can combat perfectionism and lead a healthy life.
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Anger, Depression, Forgiveness, Relationships, self-esteem, Wellness, written by Kim Openo

The Power of Forgiveness

Everyone has been faced with some sort of painful situation that has resulted in anger, sadness, rage, and guilt. Kim discusses some powerful reasons as to why you should forgive the person that has wronged you. Here’s a hint: The forgiveness is for YOU– not the other person!
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self-esteem, Wellness, written by Kim Openo

What is Lack of Self-Care Costing YOU?

2nd-blog-relaxation27It’s so great that we can have access to and see advertisements of great self-care resources. Passing by a spa or massage place always gives us this warm feeling of almost immediate relaxation. But if it feels so good to just think about it, why don’t we always indulge in self-care? Kim goes into detail about which part of the self needs the most care and the repercussions of not tending to your own needs.
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