The holidays are one of the happiest times of the year, right? For many people, that’s true. However, just as often, the holidays can feel overwhelming – dropping temperatures, mounting debt, and (arguably most stressful of all) time spent with in-laws.
Like it or not, everything you say to yourself matters — good and bad. So why do we tend to remember the criticisms over the compliments? Why do we mull over our mistakes more often than we celebrate our successes? Why do we sometimes say things about ourselves that we’d never say to other people?
Dr. Sydney Piercey, Neurologist at Ogden Clinic, talks about the dangers of concussions in sports.
“Yoga” can be an intimidating word. Most of us think that we are unable to do yoga because we see these advanced practitioners doing things that our bodies cannot. The thing about yoga is that there are many different ways to practice. One thing I like to tell people who are starting out is that yoga is for every body. Just because you can’t touch your toes, does not mean you will not be able to do yoga. You don’t go to a yoga class when you are already flexible, you go to gain flexibility.
If you don’t have a mental health disorder, you may not think about it very often or might wonder how it’s relevant to you. Sure, you get sad or anxious occasionally, but you don’t have clinical depression or panic disorder. So why might you need to care about mental health?
For the third night in a row, you’re wide awake in bed. During the past two hours, you’ve tossed and turned, checked your phone, and even resorted to counting sheep. This is a frustrating situation and a very common one in the summer months. Longer daylight and toasty temps keep many people from reaching a full night’s sleep. Bring your circadian rhythm back on track with these five summer sleep tips.
I’m Hannah, a mental health therapist (MSW, CSW) and yoga instructor. But I wasn’t always either of these. In fact, I probably said the words “I don’t like yoga” at least a dozen times before I was 23 years old. “It’s too easy.” “It’s just stretching.” “It’s fluffy hippy-dippy stuff.” Then, at 23 years old, I went to my first hot yoga class. 90 minutes. 107 degrees. Humid. No talking. Eyes on yourself in the mirror in front of you. The instructor speaks, then you move. It was miserable. I thought to myself, “Never again…”
Nothing turns a productive day sour quite like a headache. While the occasional headache is a nuisance, it will usually subside with time or the help of over-the-counter pain medicine. For some people, however, headaches are frequent or severe enough to impact their quality of life.
Six weeks ago, you welcomed your first baby, a beautiful daughter, into the world. Since this momentous occasion, you’ve experienced a roller-coaster of emotions. While you absolutely adore spending time with her, you often feel sad and detached. If you can relate to this scenario, you’re not alone. According to the American Psychological Association, approximately one out of every seven new moms suffers from post-partum depression. Understanding the causes of this serious mental issue is the first step to finding the right solutions for you.
No one should have to live with the negative effects of depression. Dr. Jim Bledsoe, Family Practice Physician at Ogden Clinic, talks about what causes depression and how to overcome it.