Wellness 2017-06-09T10:36:52+00:00
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A healthy brain, body, and mind

Let us be a guide on your journey to finding your own personal zen.

Everybody loves to give advice on how to live well and be happy. Well, we do too. But rather than make an exhaustive list of every little thing that can help – we are gonna stick to just the big ones. These are lifestyles that we KNOW promote health and wellness from a combination of our clinical experience and scientific research. However, we would like to make an important point here: maintaining mental health and wellness is sometimes not as simple as just following a few pieces of helpful advice. When an individual struggles with mental illness it can be beneficial to have a medical professional help personalize your path back into wellness. That being said, these are a few tips that we have found useful in cultivating mental health!

Dance through life.

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This one sounds simple but being active is one of the most effective ways to improve your mood and general sense of well-being. Being active can mean going for a run or playing a sport or going fishing or even relaxing and listening to music. The key here is to seek out whatever you enjoy and do it ACTIVELY. Typically, the more physical the activity, the better – but it’s also important that you enjoy what you’re doing! Ideally, if you could find something active and fun that you enjoy sharing with friends or family and then DO IT– you’re on your way to feeling better! Which leads us to our next tip…

Foster friendships.

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Relationships are life. Sure, that may sound a little cheesy, but hear us out! Whether it’s our relationship with our friends, our families, ourselves, or our world – our mental life is largely made up of the sum total of all these different relationships. This doesn’t mean that everyone needs to be a social butterfly to be happy – but each individual needs to seek out, nurture, and maintain the right amount of social companionship that matches their personality. So give that friend a call and meet up for dinner, invite a family member to take a walk with you, or sign up for a class at your local fitness center and turn some strangers into friends!

Words of wisdom.

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Sleep well, eat well, don’t do drugs, and brush your teeth – we call this Grandma Therapy! We’re being a little facetious here, but grandma really was on to something. Maintaining a consistent routine and treating your body well are EXTREMELY important to your mental health! Consistent, quality sleep is paramount to a happy and healthy brain – this can’t be emphasized enough. We find that eating well is 25% knowledge, 25% time and planning, and 50% commitment.

Oh yeah, we almost forgot – Respect your elders! Grandma said that, too!

It’s the best medicine.

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As Charlie Chaplin said, “Laughter is the tonic, the relief, the surcease for pain”. A good laugh can go a long way to helping us feel better and putting our current situation into perspective. Likewise, being nice can be contagious and a kind gesture done for someone else goes a long way into improving both people’s day. Imagine how much happier the world could be if we all saw each other as distant family sharing the Earth together as we traveled our own paths through life.