How I Learned to Manage Impulsive and Intrusive Thoughts
Mental health advocate and contributor Monica Drake shares how she learned the difference between impulsive and intrusive thoughts -- and how they affect her mental health.
How Change – Even Good Change – Affects My Anxiety
Contributor and mental health advocate Monica Drake writes about one of the biggest triggers for her anxiety -- change -- as she prepared to get married.
Starting College Out-of-State Was Scary. Here’s How I Coped.
Contributor and summer intern Caitlyn Begosa writes about starting her first year of college out-of-state, and how she learned to adapt.
Ways to Protect Your Brain Health Through a Healthy Lifestyle
Aging experts say diet, exercise, sleep and social habits play a big role in protecting brain health and preventing mental declines and dementia.
Practicing Mindfulness Without Meditation: My Mindfulness Journey
Contributor Mia Gallucci writes about trying to practice mindfulness without meditating — all while doing everyday activities.
Caregiving Can Be Stressful. Here Is How to Ask for Help.
Often unpaid caregivers sacrifice their health and well-being to meet the needs of a loved one. Here are some tips from the experts on how to ask for help.
Tips for Highly Productive People: How to Know When to Rest
Licensed therapist, NASM master trainer and integrative health expert Angela T. Moore shares how to know when it's time to take a break from work and rest.
I Always Hated Exercise – Until I Saw How Much it Helped My Anxiety
Contributor and mental health advocate Monica Drake shares how starting an exercise routine has helped her manage her anxiety.
Parli Italiano? What Learning a Language Taught Me About Myself
Contributor Mia Gallucci writes about her inspiration for learning a second language — a journey that took dedication and consistency.
Taking Care of Your Heart and Mental Health Go Hand-in-Hand
Writer and mental health advocate Monica Drake offers a reminder for American Heart Month that taking care of your mental health is good for your heart.
How Access to Diverse Stories Would Have Helped Me in High School
Monica Drake shares how reading books from diverse perspectives has helped her as an adult — and imagines how they could have helped her when she was younger.
Caregiving During the Holidays: Tips to Navigate Gatherings
Contributor Julie Edgar of the AAA 1-B offers advice on how caregivers of older adults can navigate holiday family gatherings to make them fun and manageable.
Gracefully Greying: Why Dental Health Matters As You Age
Gracefully Greying correspondent Lila Lazarus talks with a dentist about the importance of regular dental checkups during the aging process.
Self-Soothing Techniques to Stay Productive and Balanced
Chavonn Hussey writes about the self-soothing techniques that she has found have helped her maintain balance with work, life and mental health.
Angela T. Moore: Do Not Get Stressed About Working Out
Health expert and counselor Angela T. Moore shares tips to change our mindset around exercise to view it as a privilege, not a burden.
Monica Drake: Check in on Your Child’s Mental Health
Contributor Monica Drake writes about why it's so important to check in your child's mental health — and to get them help if they need it.
Mia Gallucci: Stuck in a Rut? Challenge Your Daily Routine
Our lives can be dominated by technology and constant updates about the world around us. Mia Gallucci shares her journey to challenge her daily routine.
Youth Suicide Rates In LGBTQ+ Community Decrease Since Legalization of Gay Marriage
Contributor Monica Drake shares a personal story from a friend who came out as gay; and how the legalization of gay marriage affected his outlook.
Busy? Yes! Believe It Or Not, You Can Be Healthy Too!
Angela T. Moore, certified therapist and fitness coach, offers tips for finding ways to maintain a healthy lifestyle even when you are busy.
Are You Willing to Reveal Your Wounds So That You Can Heal?
Don’t be afraid to reveal your wounds so that you can heal. You have the resilience and the strength to not only heal but also thrive in your life.
Back to Work and Back to School: It’s the Perfect Time to Focus on Well-being
As kids return back to school, parents can take action to ensure the health and well-being of their children at home and at school.
What Are You Willing to Do for the People You Love?
The reality is that integrating healthy lifestyle habits and maintaining those habits is the best gift that you can give yourself and those that you love.
Suffering From “Quarantine 15” Or “The Covid 19”? Move It To Lose it!
The key is to move the body in an effective way. Ideally, you want to move your body in a way that promotes a healthy body as well as a healthy body image.