A Philosophical Perspective on Mental Illness

Depression and Schizophrenia Diagram

“The creativity of people on the schizophrenic end of the human continuum is a creativity that springs from the inability to accept the standardized cultural denials of the real nature of ex­perience. And the price of this kind of almost “extra human” crea­tivity is to live on the brink of madness, as men have long […]

Why I Quit Facebook

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Excerpt from “Putrefecation” by Charles Bukowski we have wasted the gains we have become rapidly less  now something so sad has hold of us that the breath leaves and we can’t even cry Photo Credit: © Sergey Nivens – Fotolia.com I felt like I owed my friends and readers an explanation about why I quit Facebook. […]

Do Not Drink Anything While Reading This! {Humor}

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  One of the best ways to take care of our mental health is to laugh every day. Humor is even considered an alternative therapy for depression by some! So in that spirit, put down your drink if you have one and enjoy this hilarious story. This post about a woman trying to give herself […]

Mindfulness {Infographic}

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The Killer Commute. {Infographic}

Is your commute killing you? {Infographic}

“Every ten minutes spent commuting, results in 10% fewer social connections.” Originally published at http://www.collegeathome.com/

How I Accidentally Became a Minimalist

How I Accidentally Became a Minimalist

Let Me Begin By Saying, I Love My Stuff I have never considered myself to be a minimalist, or even interested in the idea of minimalism really. I love my stuff. A lot of my stuff is really nice! But I recently had a moment of clarity that made me change my mind. However… I […]

10 Ways to Help When Someone You Love Has Depression

10 Ways to Help When Someone You Love Has Depression

Do You Love Someone With Depression? If you have a partner or are close to someone who struggles with depression, you may not always know how to show them you love them. One day they may seem fine, and the next they are sad, distant and may push you away. It is important that you know that […]

Why Yoga?

Why Yoga?

A regular yoga practice provides tremendous benefits, both physically and mentally. Physical benefits include: Increased flexibility Stronger muscles Improved circulation Lowered blood pressure Lowered blood sugar Mental benefits include: Improved serotonin levels Improved memory Decrease in reaction to stress Increase in self esteem Yoga doesn’t just have to be something you do in a studio though. You […]

Excercise for a Better Mood

Exercise for a Better Mood!

Exercise can indeed boost people’s moods, but they may have to start off down in the dumps to feel the effects. Researchers found that an hour of aerobics reduced tension, anger and fatigue among their study participants, with the benefit being significantly greater among those who felt depressed before the exercise bout. A number of […]

5 Ways to Help Yourself When You Are Depressed

5 Ways to Help Yourself When You Are Depressed

When you are dealing with depression, everything in your life can seem harder. Here are 5 things you can do for yourself to make your life a little easier. 1. Give something away to someone who could use it. I know this sounds silly at first. Shouldn’t I be telling you to buy yourself something […]