When anxiety and depression strike, grab your shoes. Here’s why.

Your body is made for motion. Like water, when stagnant it becomes a breeding ground for disease. So stir the waters of your life and begin exercising! Regular exercise enhances neurotransmitter production and helps to lower stress hormone levels. Continue reading “When anxiety and depression strike, grab your shoes. Here’s why.”

Here’s what happened when I went a week without social media

I have embraced electronic communications since I was really young. Staying connected is just one of those things that makes the world more interesting. In 1995, twenty years before Facebook, I had a pager connected to my email so that I could get “instant messages” including email and news updates anywhere. Yes, a pager. But in those days, we were willing to look ridiculous to stay connected! Continue reading “Here’s what happened when I went a week without social media”

Mental health is not a long and painful journey

Many people, even some mental health professionals, have the idea that mental health is a long and painful journey. They say that each step can be painful and difficult, but eventually you’ll get to the top. Step after grueling painful step.

Sorry, but that’s just nonsense. Or…maybe “you’re doing it wrong.” Continue reading “Mental health is not a long and painful journey”