Blogs about Mental Health

7 Reasons WHY You Have Not Reached Your Health and Fitness Goals: #1 The Emotional Toll

Less than 10% Lose Weight Permanently. If you read my recent articles, you know I gave up a “

National Suicide Prevention Month

Did you know suicide is currently the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S.?  On average the U.S.has approximatly 17 suicides  per day.  That's staggering!  What can you do to help?  Please follow this link for tips and information how YOU can help prevent suicide and educate those around you.  Remember, sometimes it's simply one small act that can change someone's life.  It starts with us.

5 tips to help you find a Psychologist in Australia

Talking about your mental health concerns can be quite frightening and isolating. Your friends and family can help but confiding in them is risky as you may be misunderstood or judged unfairly.

Can Exercise Cure Depression and Anxiety?

At the age of 16, Heather Troupe received a diagnosis of chronic severe depression and a prescription for an antidepressant. Eight years and 20 pounds later, she was sleeping poorly, felt a lot of anxiety and had lost her therapist because of insurance complications. Looking to “fix herself,” as Troupe, of Knoxville, Tenn., put it, she began using an elliptical machine every day at the gym, hoping to sweat away what was ailing her. 

Back to the Drawing Board

March definitely had its ups and downs.  But, no problem, it just means that life is rolling along, and that’s a good thing.

Think like a Champion

Think like a ChampionThis month, I have been reading “How Champions Think In Sports and in Life”, by Dr. Bob Rotella, a well-known sports psychologist.  The book explains that a successful life is based on how you perceive yourself.  Wow! If you take a hard look at that factor, it can be an intense review.  But, let’s keep it a bit lighter for the beginning of 2016.

Amazing You!

Let's take a moment to breathe. I'm not kidding. Literally take in three nice, deep breaths and match the amount of time you took to inhale to your exhales. Now pause.What do you notice? Do you feel more relaxed? Do you feel calmer? Really hone in on you right now for a few moments. ..................................

New Year Means New Resolutions!

We have all just started to come back into the swing of things. Getting kids ready to go back to school (I know it's what you have been waiting for), creating your list of goals for the next day, week, month, year (more power to you for going beyond that), and getting your schedule back on track. This list is nothing new. It happens every year. We start with a clean slate and then pack it all in in hopes we achieve out goals sooner than later. Here are a couple of tips for taking this new year on: 

Five Ways to Mentally Prepare for Exercise

Five ways to mentally prepare for exercise is our topic for today. If you are a regular exerciser, you have faced that moment when Monday rolls around and you do not feel like exercising. Do not worry, you are not alone! Let us jump right into your five ways to mentally prepare for exercise.

Moving in the Right Director

I've been a little busy since my last blog!  I am attending a boot camp 3 days a week, holding a boot camp 2 days a week and having SPIN classes two nights a week.  All this and working full time. I am very excited about launching my SPIN program.  I am trying to get the word out throughout my small community.  I only have 3 spin bikes to be used so classes are small but some people like that!