Category: Holistic Mental Health

What’s the Deal with Meditation?
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What’s the Deal with Meditation?

We’ve all heard the potential mental health effects that meditation can bring to the table. Whether you’re worried about concentration or relaxation, it’s time to weigh the benefits to see if meditation is a good fit for your life. Does it Really Work? It’s the question everyone asks, but it depends on if you’re actually...

Horticultural Therapy: Gardening for Health
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Horticultural Therapy: Gardening for Health

For committed gardeners, going outside and putting on gloves in preparation to dig can be enough to make their spirits rise. However, research suggests it’s more than just joy to work in your garden again that can offer a mood boost. What is Horticultural Therapy? The Therapeutic Landscapes Network defines horticultural therapy as the use...

Seasonal Affective Disorder: Combating the “Winter Blues”
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Seasonal Affective Disorder: Combating the “Winter Blues”

Depression is a serious topic that many people don’t treat seriously. They should. Major depressive disorder affects 16.1 million adults in the United States, or 6.7% of the population. Symptoms of depression may also occur seasonally. Depression symptoms that appear with the shorter, darker days of winter are colloquially called seasonal depression, but are properly...