I am not, never was, nor ever will be a world-class athlete. But I do relate to the ebb and flow of balancing movement & exercise with the other parts that make my life whole and complete. In the end, I do view body movement as an important part of what energizes me, and ultimately improves my mental health. What follows are some ways in which research has found body movement and exercise to be helpful for mental health.
The truth is, if you’re heading off to school this fall, or even if you’re returning to school, you’re about to encounter a life transition. You begin to have some complex thoughts and you start to worry that you’re the only one who thinks these things, as if everyone else has it all figured out. This mixed bag of thoughts and emotions is completely normal and something that everyone experiences. Here are five common anxiety thought about heading back to college. If any of them sound familiar, now you know you’re not alone.
Today, I want to highlight a different way we can help our psyche: PLAY! Play time helps us Reduce our emotional vulnerability, Increase engagement with others, Exercise learning in a different (and pleasant) way, And Laugh!
It is not uncommon for emotions to be seen as weakness. And we see the need to express emotions as somehow being soft. Emotions themselves are incredibly powerful and can be very painful. But, we are wired to pay attention to the things that cause us pain. This is because emotions are a part of a system designed to keep us safe. SO what is the case for starting with emotion? And why are emotions essential to your health and wellbeing?
Chances are you’ve seen articles or news stories about how COVID-19 is disrupting many people’s ability to feel connected. Chances are that you haven’t just read about it but are also feeling the challenges that come with navigating a global pandemic. It is important to acknowledge the loss that we are feeling during these times. This article is created with all of us in mind. We are starting a list of ways we have been - and can continue to - find opportunities for social connection during the long haul of these ongoing covid-19 times. We are relying on you to add ideas below so we can grow the list and get outside of the box ideas!
With so many people in job transition right now during Covid-19, there are lots of questions about career exploration and job searching! Watch (or read) my interview with Caitlin Magidson. We discuss tips about how to find a new job during covid-19. And the link between this and family dynamics for young people searching for a new job during covid.
With COVID-19 throwing college plans for a huge loop, families have been reevaluating plans. Many are anticipating making the difficult decision to have their college student living at home for the semester. Help navigate this tricky time for a smoother semester with these 5 tips for college students living at home because of Covid-19.