mental health

6 Things People In The World’s Happiest Countries Do Differently

If there is one thing many people have in common, it's that they just want to be happy. We all have different ideas of what we believe will bring us joy, but it turns out people in certain places might have a better idea than others. There are a…
By Carina Wolff

Science Says Autumnal Weather Can Affect Your Mood So Here's How To Stay In Control

Dreading the end of summer? You're not the only one. Experts have confirmed there is a link between the changing of the seasons and a decline in your mood. But, before the winter months hit, how do the seasons affect your mood exactly? While you…
By Katy Parker-Shorthouse

The Connection Between Social Media & Your Stress Levels Is *Super* Complicated

Of the many new questions that have arisen in the digital age, few are as contested as the impact of social media on mental health. Our online lives have been associated with anxiety, stress, and depression; social media has been linked to poorer…
By Emily Dixon

I Use Ballet To Cope With My Chronic OCD & Now I Can't Imagine My Life Without It

At least twice a week, I fish a leotard from an overstuffed box in my wardrobe, and scrape my hair into something loosely resembling a bun. I wrap lamb’s wool around my toes in an effort to minimise the bleeding. I dance the same combinations,…
By Emily Dixon

Here's How Your Work-While-On-Vacation Habits Stack Up To Everyone Else's

With summer in full swing, 'tis the season of time off and using vacation days to unplug and get away from it all… right? Is "vacation" really code for "workation," or is it better to disconnect while on the beach in Spain — or perhaps even while…
By Natalia Lusinski

How Trauma-Informed Yoga Can Be Healing For Survivors Of Domestic & Sexual Violence

When you picture a typical yoga class, you probably envision a room full of flexible folks being taught and having their form corrected by a very hands-on instructor while some ambient music plays in the background... but at an Exhale to Inhale yoga…
By Laken Howard

7 Brilliant Mental Tips To Prevent You From Overreacting In Any Situation

When something happens that gets your blood boiling, it's hard not to give in to your first instinct and react emotionally — but nothing feels worse than regretting an extreme reaction to a situation. Thankfully, there are mental tricks you can use…
By Carina Wolff

Checking Work Emails After Hours May Be Damaging Your Mental Health — And Your Relationship

Once you leave your job, is your work for the day done, or do you find yourself constantly checking and returning emails? Well, a new study just revealed that work emails could affect your mental health if you’re still expected to check them when…
By Natalia Lusinski

9 Counterintuitive Ways To Stop Anxiety In Its Tracks, According To Psychologists

If you've ever been anxious, you've likely also heard someone tell you to "just think about something else" or even to "calm down." Obviously that kind of advice doesn't work. But sometimes, that sort of thinking ends up invading how you see your…
By Eva Taylor Grant

8 Childhood Experiences That Make Someone More Likely To Cheat, According To Experts

Going through tough times as a kid certainly doesn't guarantee someone will grow up to be unfaithful — but it may make a person more likely to cheat. What we witness as children, the problems we go through, and the types of lifestyles our parents…
By Carolyn Steber

15 Things People With Anxiety Shouldn't Feel Ashamed To Do Behind Closed Doors

If you have a few habits caused by anxiety — things you might only do while home alone, such as talking to yourself, pacing around, or avoiding looking at your phone — know that you're not the only one who has these quirks. And you're definitely not…
By Carolyn Steber

6 Habits That Can Lower The "Feel Good" Chemicals In Your Brain

When it comes to chemicals that affect our mood, most of us are the most familiar with serotonin. The neurotransmitter is responsible for dictating everything from our happiness to our energy levels and even how well we sleep. Unfortunately, there…
By Carina Wolff

13 Expert Tips For Making Moving Less Stressful

When it comes to moving apartments or houses, most people probably wouldn’t have it on their list of top 10 favorite things to do — or even on their list of top 100 things to do. Aside from being stressful, it’s expensive and time-consuming, not to…
By Natalia Lusinski

The 7 Most Common Types Of Anxiety & How To Tell Which One You Have

Anxiety symptoms often get lumped together into one big category, and labeled as "anxiety." But there are actually many different types of anxiety disorders, that all have very different symptoms. And getting to the bottom of which one (or which…
By Carolyn Steber

9 Shocking Ways Your Body Changes After Just 2 Nights Of Bad Sleep

Many of us think it's OK to skip a night or two sleep, either by staying up way too late, or trying to pull an all nighter. And while this is occasionally unavoidable — maybe because you're traveling, or sick, or dealing with anxiety — it's…
By Carolyn Steber

7 Things You Should Never Let Anybody Tell You About Yourself

Growing up in our culture, we're taught to trust our parents, our teachers, our doctors, and other authority figures. We're not always taught to trust ourselves. This does us a disservice, because there are things nobody knows more about than you…
By Suzannah Weiss

6 Mental Tricks To Overcome Your Insecurities, According To Therapists

Whether you're someone who stresses over a body part or hates how shy you get in big groups, we all have a part of ourselves that makes us feel a little insecure. However, to help yourself practice self-love and boost your confidence, and you can…
By Carina Wolff

15 Books To Read When Your Anxiety Is Through The Roof

Anxiety sucks, but you don't have to deal with it empty-handed and alone. I've got 15 books to help you cope with anxiety the next time it strikes, so you won't be left without resources when you need to tune out of the news and into something a bit…
By Kristian Wilson

32 Women Reveal The Most Ridiculous Things Doctors Have Told Them

Sexism is not just damaging to women's mental health — it can hurt their physical health as well. Research has shown that doctors take women's pain less seriously. As just one example, women with abdominal pain are forced to wait longer than men…
By Suzannah Weiss

8 Tips For Taking Care Of Your Mental Health When You Have A Chronic Health Condition

People with chronic health problems usually receive help from their doctors to minimize physical pain, but they're not always told anything about the emotional pain of living with a chronic health condition. While 10-25 percent of women in the…
By Suzannah Weiss