Articles in the category Deeper Thinking

How to Have a Sustainable Holiday Season

The holidays are a joyful time of year. We all have different traditions and ways we celebrate. Unfortunately, some of these habits are creating unnecessary waste. Stanford University reports that 25% more trash is thrown away during the holiday season the spans from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day.  This waste includes everything from uneaten food […]

5 Holistic Trends for Improved Mental Health

Mental health is a concern for many people. Adults, teens and kids can all suffer from mental health issues. Thankfully, there are holistic treatments that can help ease the effects of depression and anxiety. Holistic therapies can treat the mind and body, relieving some of the stress caused by these illnesses. Find out why things […]

Printable Gratitude Cards for Any Occasion

Gratitude is defined as “the quality of being thankful”. Spreading and sharing gratitude is one of the best ways to boost your own and someone else’s mood! In fact, gratitude has been proven to improve physical and psychological health — leading you to feel your best.  There are a handful of ways to working gratitude into […]

How To Spot Healthy From Unhealthy Pride

There’s no question that certain behaviors are encouraged because they support mental and physical health. Like gratitude and compassion. But what about pride? Pride straddles the line between vice and virtue, healthy and unhealthy, and it’s a complicated and often contested attribute. Dictionaries themselves are no better, giving both positive and negative meanings to the […]

How to Support Men’s Mental Health This No-Shave November

Ever notice that more men are sporting beards around Thanksgiving? No-Shave November is likely at the root of it. It’s a movement that encourages men to put down their razors for an entire month in order to raise awareness for men’s health issues like mental wellness. In recent years, it’s been a hugely successful movement, […]

Fighting the Stigma around Mental Health and Addiction

Discrimination of any kind is reprehensible. Pigeon-holing people based on this or that trait or condition is unethical on every level. When it comes to the bias that exists around those suffering from a mental health disorder or addiction, the end result can be nothing short of devastating. Those battling these afflictions are often branded […]

A Commitment to Increasing Intimacy

Immediately when I use the word intimacy you might think of sex. But looking at the definition of intimacy: Closeness, togetherness, affinity, rapport, attachment, familiarity, friendliness, friendship, amity, affection, warmth, confidence… you can see sex is not included. Why? Because you can have sex without intimacy. But truly, in my experience, the best sex is […]

How Peers Can Help First Responders in Need of Support

First responders—including police officers, firefighters, and emergency medical service workers—face mental health struggles at disproportionately high rates. Repeated exposure to death and disaster in their fields causes emotional trauma that can lead to anxiety, depression, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and suicide. In fact, a report commissioned by the Ruderman Family Foundation found police and firefighters […]

How to Develop Humility in Your Kids

You might be surprised to hear that one of the best things you can do as a parent is to develop humility in your kids. The surprise comes because humility is grossly misunderstood. It conjures up images of a meek and unassuming child who eats alone in the school cafeteria and does not belong to […]