The Importance of Hobbies

The intelligent side of our brains – our built-in neurological tupperware – is a wild child that can sometimes get us into trouble. You see, the storage unit of memories, facts, and reason can occasionally leave us overwrought with worry and repetitious thoughts. There is, however, good news! We can avoid this imbalance by feedingContinue reading “The Importance of Hobbies”

Four Keys To Happiness (Part III)

There are four main chemicals in our brains that set the foundation for happiness: Serotonin (the mood booster), Endorphin (the painkiller), Dopamine (the ‘reward’ chemical), and Oxytocin (the ‘love’ chemical). In this post, we will be cashing in on the reward chemical, Dopamine. Complete a task. Even a small task, such as painting a pumpkin,Continue reading “Four Keys To Happiness (Part III)”

The Breakdown of Breakdowns

Breakdowns, cataclysmic though they may seem, have rather simplistic origins.  In fact, the frustration, fears, and tears that sometimes catch a ride on our overloaded brains, are just bit players on the stage of imbalance – the true source of our breakdowns.  Can we avoid this imbalance?  Yes! Find a purpose.  A reason for being,Continue reading The Breakdown of Breakdowns

Damn the Gram?

In an age where societal norms no longer reflect the quintessential charms of Mayberry, there are now apps on which to build relationships, forums on which to swap stories, and social media, on which to connect with others.  Though the Leave It To Beaver neighborhoods and the Lucy and Ethel camaraderies have all but dissolved,Continue reading Damn the Gram?

From Stressed to Blessed: My Story

Man, was C.S. Lewis right when he said, “It’s not the load that weighs you down, it’s the way you carry it.”  The monstrosity of the load I’d been carting around – known to some as the infamous year 2020 – was bursting with financial troubles, political woes, and overall dysfunction.  With absolutely no discretionContinue reading “From Stressed to Blessed: My Story”

Four Keys to Happiness (Part II)

There are four main chemicals in our brains that set the foundation for happiness: Serotonin (the mood booster), Endorphin (the painkiller), Dopamine (the ‘reward’ chemical), and Oxytocin (the ‘love’ chemical). In this post, we will zero-in on how to hack that painkilling superhero, the Endorphin. Watch a comedy Laughter is an impressively effective painkiller. DiscomfortContinue reading “Four Keys to Happiness (Part II)”

The Importance of Recreation

In order to pursue a healthy, balanced lifestyle, we must learn to prioritize recreation (and all that falls under it’s heading). Sports participation, hobbies, and hangouts are great contributors to maintaining stability, both physically and mentally speaking. We as Americans often get swept up in the whirlwind that is life; our responsibilities and even relationshipsContinue reading “The Importance of Recreation”

A Lil’ Self Care

Sometimes, we need to take a bit of time for ourselves, regardless of how busy life might be. This is what a small slice of R&R heaven looks like to me: A vanilla latte face mask & exfoliating scrub Organic Vanilla Bean Coffee Grounds Unrefined coconut oil Mix 3/4 parts coffee grounds to 1/4 partsContinue reading “A Lil’ Self Care”

Socialization – The Ultimate Therapy

It was during one of my socially anxious periods that I began to withdraw from the company of others. I isolated to the tipping point of my mental health, but it wasn’t until I sought the friendship of others that I truly began to break free of self-placed restrictions and negative thought patterns. For me,Continue reading “Socialization – The Ultimate Therapy”