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4 Ways Pooping Regularly Can Ease Anxiety

Did you know that regular bowel movements can have a significant impact on your mental health? Anxiety, depression, fatigue, and irritability can all be linked to your digestive system's health.
Apr 14th, 2024
Yoga for stress reduction and anxiety relief

Unraveling the Knot: Stress, Cortisol, and Anxiety

Have you ever felt like your mind is a browser with a hundred tabs open, and suddenly, an anxiety pop-up ad appears? You're not alone. Here at Intrepid Mental Wellness (IMW), we get it. Let's dive into the mysterious world of stress, cortisol, and anxiety.
Apr 5th, 2024
Roller coaster ride of codependence

Untangling the Web: Codependency, Depression, and Anxiety

Ever felt like you're on a rollercoaster, except it's not thrilling, and you didn't even buy a ticket? Welcome to the complex world of codependency, a not-so-fun ride that often meshes with the heavyweight champions of mental health: depression and anxiety
Mar 23rd, 2024

9 Tips for Managing Your Anxiety Right Now

Are you feeling overwhelmed with anxiety? Whether recent life changes have caused it or it's something you've been struggling with for a while, it can be challenging to know how to manage your anxiety. These nine tips can help you get started.
Aug 19th, 2022

7 Foods You Should Avoid If You Have Depression

You probably already know that diet has a huge impact on your psychological and mental state. Excluding harmful foods from your diet is the first step towards a healthier brain and mind.
May 5th, 2022

How to Use Food to Manage Your Mental Health

Moods are not created in the mind alone, but in partnership with the body. Ask anyone who has eaten ice cream to cheer themselves up, and they'll tell you that's true. What we feed the body can have an enormous impact on how we feel.
Apr 28th, 2022

Gaslighting: Is Someone Meddling with Your Perception?

Does the way someone communicates with you make you question your reality? Then, perhaps they are gaslighting you. When you understand what gaslighting is, you can identify whether you are its victim and improve your life.
Apr 7th, 2022

Eating for Sleep: The Anti-Insomnia Diet

The food you eat does more than simply sustain you. The nutrients you consume play a vital role in the chemical reactions of each and every bodily function. A healthy and balanced diet is an essential part of maintaining optimal mental functioning
Mar 31st, 2022

7 Characteristics of a Narcissist

Narcissism is a term you may have heard to refer to people who are so self-centered that they are toxic to the people around them. It isn't always easy to identify a narcissist, but there are some clues and characteristics that will get you started.
Sep 17th, 2021

10 Surprisingly Common Anxiety Triggers

In a world of growing mental health awareness, it comes as no surprise that anxiety is one of the leading diagnoses. While it's perfectly normal to have some anxiety on a fleeting basis, it's not normal for it to wreak havoc on your day-to-day life.
Aug 27th, 2021

10 Things You Should Never Say to a Depressed Person

If you have never suffered from mental illness, it may be difficult for you to completely understand what it is like. Try to take a moment to consider the depths of their despair and the effects of your speech. Words have power.
Aug 20th, 2021

9 Self-Help Solutions for Reducing Symptoms of Depression

Being depressed is painful and debilitating and can result in family strife, loss of work productivity, and general misery. Here are nine ways a depressed person can engage in self-help to overcome or reduce the symptoms of mild to moderate depression.
May 15th, 2020

Understanding PTSD and Finding an Effective Therapy

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a painful and debilitating mental health condition. Understanding the nature of PTSD and knowing about the available treatment options is the first step in the healing process.
Apr 29th, 2020

10 Ways You Can Help a Friend with Depression

Depression can affect anyone. If you have a friend with depression, it can be difficult to know what you can do to help them. Here are ten ways that you can help a friend who is suffering from depression.
Apr 20th, 2020

Seven Ways of Detecting and Dealing with Narcissistic Bosses

Do you find yourself feeling anxious, depressed and incompetent at work? Of course, private struggles can lead to these unwanted feelings spilling over to the workplace. However, these turmoils can also be caused by working in a toxic environment.
Apr 10th, 2020
10 Physical Symptoms of Anxiety

10 Most Common Physical Symptoms of Anxiety

Anxiety and panic disorders can produce a wide range of distressing physical symptoms. Many people are unaware that their symptoms are caused by anxiety, which can make the problem worse.
Jan 20th, 2019
Calming Lavender Essential Oil

12 Essential Oils For a Better Night's Sleep

Anyone who's ever suffered from insomnia will tell you, there's no substitute for a good night's sleep. With all the pressures of modern day life, though, that sleep can be hard to come by.
Nov 23rd, 2018
Struggling With Sabotaging Your Happiness

6 Signs You're Sabotaging Your Own Life and Happiness

It's easy to blame others and circumstances for why you aren't successful or happy in life, but the truth is it's your actions that determine these things. Here are six ways you might be sabotaging your own life.
Nov 1st, 2018

5 Ways to Cope with Anxiety

For many people, anxiety is more than just a feeling of uncomfortable worry that hits every once in and awhile. It's a state of mind that keeps people up at night, torturing them endlessly and affecting every part of their life.
Oct 2nd, 2018

10 Tips for Getting Over a Breakup

A bad breakup, especially one that is unexpected, can cause all sorts of feelings that interfere with your everyday life. Though it may be tempting to shut the world out and wallow in bed, life will continue around you so it's important to keep moving.
Sep 13th, 2018

5 Simple Ways to Feel Better Faster

If you don't take care of yourself, not only will you feel poorly but other areas of life will suffer as well. Self-care is crucial to having a healthy, happy and successful life. Knowing where to start making changes can be overwhelming.
Sep 7th, 2018

5 Common Foods That Can Trigger Anxiety Symptoms

Food can have a powerful impact on mood, stress levels, and mental health. Some foods have been shown to cause or worsen the symptoms of anxiety, depression, and other chronic mental-health conditions.
Aug 24th, 2018

12 Things Not to Do If You're Suffering From Depression

Although depression is a common problem, each person's case is different and needs dealing with differently. However, there are several typical lifestyle issues which can get in the way of recovery. Here are 12 things it's best to avoid if you're...
Aug 3rd, 2018

Five Ways to Build Mental Resilience in a Crisis

Even the calmest, most rational people have experiences that knock them off their feet. It's impossible to prepare for these unexpected situations in advance. But it is possible to make the hard times easier to survive by strengthening mental resilience.
Jun 2nd, 2020

How People with Depression Experience Life

In my time working as a psychiatric nurse practitioner, I have found depression to be a diagnosis that can be catastrophically debilitating if left untreated. It can induce havoc on an individuals entire life, and sadly often treatment is not sought...
Jul 13th, 2018