Mental Health

Is Binge-Watching Television Harmful?

Snuggling on the couch with your favorite snacks and an all-day marathon of your favorite television shows, can feel like the ultimate relaxation. For some, the best way to tune out the world is to turn on the television or…

Mental Health

The Healthy Habit Probably Missing From Your Day

You know you should exercise regularly and eat nutritious meals every day, but there’s one healthy routine you may not know you need in your life: one that focuses on your mental wellness. Regularly caring for your mind can have…

Mental Health

LaughFest: Laughter Yoga Helped Instructor Reclaim Her Joy

If laughter is the best medicine, laughter yoga could be the prescription you’re looking for. It was for Angēla Essick Dykes, who is leading a series of laughter yoga sessions throughout LaughFest. During a laughter yoga session, participants take part…

Mental Health

 

16 Funny Ways to Enjoy LaughFest as a Family

LaughFest kicks off today and if you think the comedy is only for adults, you should take a closer look. Start by bringing the kiddos to the LaughFest Community Kickoff, which starts at 5:30 p.m. tonight at Fountain Street Church,…

Mental Health

5 Quick Ways to Bust Out of a Winter Funk

Everyone has off days now and then. It’s human nature to feel a little down in the dumps or have a day where you just can’t figure out what’s wrong—especially during the cold, dreary months of winter. Well guess what: You…

Mental Health

10 Uplifting Quotes to Say to Yourself Every Morning

You probably already begin the day with a hot shower and an eye-opening cup of coffee, but here’s something else to add to your morning routine: Repeating an inspiring quote to yourself. A pep talk is an easy way to help you…

Mental Health

 

Can You Float Your Way to Health and Relaxation?

It looks like something straight out of a sci-fi movie: people floating in giant pods that hold over a 100 gallons of water and 900 pounds of Epsom salt. But floatation tanks aren’t from a science fiction film—they are actually…

Mental Health

From Scrubs to Ballgown: How One Michigan Anesthesiologist Learned to Love Dancing

When Kathy Schlecht’s family and friends saw her in full hair and makeup, dressed in a resplendent gown, they thought she looked beautiful, if not entirely like herself. “I’m in scrubs most of the time,” she explained. The unusual amount…

Mental Health

Dance Your Way to a Happier, Less-Stressed Life

It only takes a few minutes of dancing to understand that it can be quite the workout. It boosts your heart rate, works leg muscles and forces you to work on coordination and balance. But the benefits of dancing go…

Mental Health