Tag: mental health

Being Empowered for a Healthy Heart: A personal guide to taking control of your health while living with chronic conditions audiobook

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Dear Friends—If you are interested in listening to Being Empowered for a Healthy Heart: A personal guide to taking control of your health while living with chronic conditions, you can now get the audiobook (plus one other audiobook of your choice) for free! Simply follow the instructions below…

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Fighting the Battle: Michelle’s Story

By Michelle Lande Clark (aka Bipolar Bandit) | Featured Contributor


My name is Michelle Clark and I started suffering from severe depression at the age of 13. I would just cry and cry for no reason, could not concentrate or do simplest tasks like vacuuming. I would miss two weeks of school at a time. I had a severe manic episode at the age of 17 that resulted in a hospitalization. It was during the three-month stay at the hospital that I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder.

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Causes of Fatigue: 6 Conditions You Need to Know

Causes of Fatigue: 6 Conditions You Need to Know

Do you always feel tired? Do you often have difficulty getting through the day because of lack of energy? Sometimes, being tired is expected and normal (such as after an all-nighter, a bout of the flu, or a busy non-stop week). However, if you find yourself always feeling fatigued and worn out despite adequate rest, to the point your tiredness negatively affects your quality of life, it’s time to do something about it. In this article, I will discuss six causes of fatigue and daytime sleepiness that—while common and treatable—often goes undiagnosed. In another article, I discuss practical ways in which you can fight fatigue and improve your energy level. 

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relaxation technique you need to try

5-Minute Relaxation Technique You Need to Try

Do you ever feel tense during the day or have trouble sleeping at night? If so, you are not alone. For many, relaxation may consist of scrolling endlessly on your phone through social media. But this does little to reduce the damaging health effects of chronic stress and can actually harm the quality of your sleep. On the other hand, relaxation exercises are designed to help your body let go of tension, clear your mind, and cause you to fall asleep faster while experiencing deeper and better quality sleep. This article will provide an overview of one of the most effective relaxation techniques: Progressive Muscle Relaxation.

Don’t really feel like reading? Then simply sit back and play this 10-minute video, in which Dr. Chi gives a brief overview of the physiologic stress response before guiding you through a soothing session of relaxation.


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