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Can Stress Cause High Blood Pressure?

When stress gets to you, your body undergoes rapid changes: heart rate escalates, muscles tense, and blood pressure surges. This persistent state of tension, if sustained over time, is strongly associated with the development of high blood pressure, medically known as hypertension. Consequently, managing stress becomes pivotal not only for immediate well-being but also for […]

50 Positive What-If Questions to Ask Yourself to Stop Your Mind from Spiraling

It’s important to understand that frequently imagining worst-case scenarios is a natural tendency due to our human predisposition for a negativity bias, and it doesn’t reflect any fault or flaw within you. While our pocket-sized phones can accomplish almost anything we imagine, the evolution of our brain’s wiring hasn’t matched this rapid progress. When our […]

Stress Relief Techniques for Every Type of Stress

Navigating stress relief can feel daunting amidst life’s demands, yet discovering techniques tailored to your personality and circumstances can foster resilience and mental well-being. Embracing stress-relieving practices that resonate with you offers invaluable support for your mental health journey, making the effort truly worthwhile. Whether you’re seeking to bolster your mental well-being with a couple […]

How to Quit

Making the decision to stop smoking is a crucial step towards enhancing your health, regardless of your age or smoking history. Nicotine addiction, stemming from its presence in tobacco, often complicates the process of quitting smoking. However, there are effective treatments available to support your journey towards quitting. Consider counseling, which can help you in […]

Yes—You Can Totally Use Interior Design as a Therapy Tool

A cluttered home can significantly impact mental health by contributing to feelings of stress, anxiety, and overwhelm. When surrounded by clutter, individuals may struggle to focus, experience heightened levels of cortisol (the stress hormone), and feel a sense of disorganization that permeates their daily lives. However, interior design can serve as a powerful therapy tool […]

Common Signs and Symptoms of Too Much Stress

Stress is an unavoidable aspect of life, yet excessive amounts can inflict profound harm on both your physical and mental well-being. The manifestations of stress are multifaceted, arising from various facets of our lives such as work, personal relationships, and financial concerns. Whether grappling with the pressures of daily existence, enduring persistent stressors, or confronting […]

How to Choose the Best Type of Therapy For You

Taking the initial step towards therapy signifies a significant milestone. It’s important to acknowledge this choice as it holds the potential to transform your life. Yet, navigating the process of finding suitable therapy can feel overwhelming, especially when it comes to selecting the most fitting approach for your needs. With numerous therapy options available, determining […]

The Healthiest Approaches to Self-Improvement

When it comes to self-improvement there is no one way approach. Approaching self-improvement will look different for all of us. The best approach is what works best for you, so as long as this method is healthy and improves ones positive inner qualities and mental health. It may take a few adjustments in finding what […]

‘Why Is Life So Hard?’ How to Cope When You Feel This Way

Life can be chaotic at times and calm during other times, however one fact that many agree on is that life can also be very stressful. There are many reasons we feel stressed, some feel stress from work, family concerns can be stressful, and relationships can also be stressful. Sometimes meeting deadlines, traveling, or maintaining […]

The Relationship Between Nicotine and ADHD

Research has shown that teenagers and adults with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are more likely to smoke cigarettes and have a higher chance of becoming addicted to nicotine. Teens and adults with ADHD are also more likely to start smoking at a younger age, and have more difficulty quitting tobacco use. This relationship between nicotine […]