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Reasons To Try Light Therapy

In today’s fast-paced world, our lives are often consumed by overwhelming responsibilities that can take a toll on our well-being. The relentless demands of modern living can easily lead to stress, anxiety, and a decline in mental and emotional health. To combat these challenges, finding effective coping mechanisms is crucial. This is where light therapy …

Effective Communication in Inclusive Relationships: Bridging Differences with Grace

Effective communication is essential for the well-being of any relationship, whether friendship, familial, work, or romantic. With the increase in inclusive relationships, proper communication should be prioritized to promote understanding, respect, and a willingness to bridge gaps with grace. Inclusive relationships include partners from different backgrounds, perspectives, experiences, or identities. However, no difference is insurmountable …

Breaking Barriers: Understanding National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

July is National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. Why designate an entire month to minority mental health? Every time physical or mental health is discussed on television, on media sites, in magazines, newspapers, and on mental health websites, research and survey reports are broken down by race – among other categories – and minorities fall …

Becoming Emotionally Available for Your Loved Ones

Emotional availability determines the capacity of two individuals to share an emotional connection and enjoy a healthy and mutually fulfilling relationship (Biringen & Easterbrooks, 2012). But when your loved one is emotionally unavailable, they may find it challenging to communicate with you emotionally and end up feeling misunderstood or confused. How can you provide emotional …

Sundowning: What is it and how can you help?

As evening approaches and skies begin to darken, the sun peacefully sinks in an array of beautiful colors unaware of the negative effect its fading can have on 6.7 million Americans. Sundowning, a symptom of Alzheimer’s and dementia, is not a disease but a dementia-related behavior. “Although the exact cause is unknown, sundowning may occur …