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4 Healthy Ways To Cope With Mental Illness

Anyone who has struggled with mental illness knows it's not easy. It can also be very difficult to talk about because of the stigma and shaming that can often come with it. Most people don't understand what can happen or how their loved ones really feel. That is unless they have experienced it themselves. This is one reason why so many try to hide their affliction and even completely turn away from everyone they love. Obviously, that is not the best course of action for relief and true help. Here are 4 important actions when mental illness strikes.

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4 DIY Health Checks That Save Lives And Money

There are a few easy things you can do yourself at home to help you stay healthier. They could not only save your life but with skyrocketing healthcare costs, these DIY health checks can save you a lot of money in the long run. Prevention is better than being surprised with a disease that could threaten your life and finances. I know women who wish they had done some simple at-home health checks.

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Why Am I Feeling Down? 3 Common Culprits You May Not Have Thought Of

We all have periods in our life when we feel down and have less energy. If there is no obvious or specific cause, it can be frustrating and confusing. Outwardly things can be going well or at the very least have remained unchanged. Yet, inwardly, we can feel down and out of sorts. If it has become chronic or is interfering with your life you should, of course, seek professional advice and eliminate any serious causes. However, more often than not, it is something that we ourselves can address with simple but effective steps. Read on to discover some of the most common causes of the blues and how to address them.

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Essential Tips For Improving Your Mood

In today’s modern world, it's easy to drown in busyness, stress, and "to do list" overload. It is imperative to step back, occasionally, from it all to get your priorities in check again. Take some time out to ensure your mental and physical well-being is not taking a turn for the worst. Finding yourself in a chronic state of anger, sadness, or despair is nothing to play with. And if things don't seem to improve over a long period of time, get professional help from your primary care physician or therapist.

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Change Your Story, Change Your Future

Back in December my family and I sold our home and we rented a big, beautiful house in upstate New York. But rather than being overjoyed and grateful for the opportunity to enjoy a fresh start, I went into one of the deepest depressions ever.

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A Woman’s Courage – Inside Depression

Welcome to Women's Life Link and our New You in 31 Days Challenge. We have a new contributor! Christina Taylor is another dear one from down under. She has a special story to share with us about her challenges and victories within her experience with Depression. She will be sharing some of her poetry that is featured in her book, A Woman's Courage. You can check out her bio and more about her book on the Contributor Page! Please welcome her with some comment love. I'm sure she would love to hear if any of you have experienced depression and, if so, how you handle challenges, what has worked for you, and what hasn't. Be YOU!

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Words Of Wisdom From The Lost

When you feel lost, it’s like a huge wave of emotion swallows you and then spits you back out, exhausted on a deserted island. You look around with wide eyes, body hurting, head reeling and think… “Oh my God. What do I do now?” These are a few things that have helped me, maybe they will help you:

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Second Brain Theory About Depression

Brain disorders can take many forms, one of which is autism. In this particular area you can again find compelling evidence of the link between brain and gut health. For example, gluten intolerance is frequently a feature of autism, and many autistic children will improve when following a strict gluten-free diet. Many autistic children also tend to improve when given probiotics, either in the form of fermented foods or probiotic supplements.

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Going Off of Antidepressants Successfully

It is no shock that of those millions of patients, many either don't really need the meds or are being used as "experimental" subjects to determine if the drug will help conditions other than depression. It is in this fact that one has to be careful about not only starting an antidepressant but getting off of one.

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Healthful Holidays: Body, Mind, and Spirit

I have gathered some savvy tips for whole health (body, mind, and spirit) in this practical article about weathering the holidays.

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What Is Your State of Mind, Really?

Today's world bombards us with pictures of the perfect life. Most of which are not even fair to be promoted as ideals - illusions at best.

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Loneliness: Is It Dangerous?

Have you ever considered how loneliness affects not only your mood but your physical health?  This melancholy emotion obviously can have detrimental affects on your ...

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Anticipation: A Healthy Emotion

Have you ever wondered why you feel more alive when you are looking forward to something. It could be the family vacation, a long awaited reunion with an old friend, or something as simple as getting a facial. I've often found that a heightened level of anticipation brings a happiness that isn't found through any other source.

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