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Bipolar Disorder and Sex: Let’s Talk About it

Bipolar Disorder and Sex: Let’s Talk About it

bipolar disorder, mental health, wellness

Mental and Sexual Health Go Hand-in-Hand

Do you have a partner who just can’t keep their hands off you at times and at other times there appears to be nothing you can do to get them going? Sexual drive can be dictated by your mental state. While not every change of heart or mood is caused by biplar disorder, it is important to pay attention to these changes. Certain symptoms may be more obvious than others once you know what to look for.

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10 Bedtime Yoga Poses For A Better Night’s Sleep

10 Bedtime Yoga Poses For A Better Night’s Sleep

bedtime yoga, relaxation

Do Yoga for a Good Night’s Sleep

When you’re trying to get to sleep, physical activity is the last thing on your mind. But the calming influence of yoga could be the push you need to tip you into the Land of Nod. The Sleep Matters Club have devised the ultimate bedtime yoga chart to introduce you to the poses you’ll need. We all know yoga is great for us and our bodies, now discover how beneficial it is for sleep!

The only equipment required is a yoga mat and some comfortable clothing. Hold each of the ten poses for roughly one minute (or 10 to 15 breaths) for sleep success.

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How To Create Your Own 30-Day Challenge

How To Create Your Own 30-Day Challenge

challenge, motivation, diy, accountability

Do You Participate in 30-Day Challenges?

Thirty day challenges are popular because they involve pushing yourself and your body in a way that you can sustain for the short-term. While this may not a long-term plan, it helps jump start good habits. Results are motivating, and a 30-day challenge is a great way to see results. The beauty of a 30-day challenge is that it can be anything you want it to be. In order to create the perfect challenge for you, consider your goals, set realistic expectations, mix and match plans, make your plan, and celebrate any success.

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5 Ways Fashion Can Help Your Anxiety

5 Ways Fashion Can Help Your Anxiety

motivation, anxiety, depression, mental health

Focusing on Fashion Can Improve Your Anxiety

In the hustle and bustle of our everyday lives, it’s easy for our mental health to make a downturn. Our daily routines get the best of us sometimes — errands, job responsibilities, socializing with our friends… the list is endless. Obligations and places to be bombard us.

Life can get pretty crazy, right? But as nuts as it all gets, self-care should be number one on our list of priorities — especially our mental welfare. While the societal norm often dismisses mental self-care, mental and emotional well-being is essential for everyone.

Anxiety is a psychological disorder manifested in excessive anxiety about several aspects of life, and it can affect people of all ages and genders. It is a silent enemy, stealthily creeping about the dark corners of our minds.

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Self-Care Improves Life for Your Friends and Family

Self-Care Improves Life for Your Friends and Family

self-care, wellness, lifestyle,

Caring for Yourself Is Good for Everyone

In my life coaching practice, I work with clients on self-care regularly. I have yet to find anyone who hasn’t benefitted from a little (or a lot) more self-care. Self-care is a broad term that means different things to different people. When I talk to clients about self-care, what I want to know is how much energy and what efforts they are making to be attentive to their own needs, to advocate for themselves, and to have down time and relaxation in their lives. Unfortunately if we don’t make this a priority ourselves, it usually means it’s not going to happen at all.

I know very few people who don’t find it a challenge to regularly take time for self-care. You might be shocked to know that I struggle with this as well. I’ll often tell myself that I’ll do a meditation just after I get all my work and chores done — and by then it is bedtime. Or I’ll help everyone with everything, even when I don’t have the time — instead of just being honest and saying, “I’m sorry but I can’t commit to that right now.”

So, what is the deal? We all know the benefits of having our needs met, and we all want to thrive. Sometimes the disconnect isn’t with knowledge, but with application. How can we motivate ourselves to take time for self-care, instead of just pushing on and powering through?

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Sleep Secrets: The Impact of a Good Mattress

Sleep Secrets: The Impact of a Good Mattress

sleep, health, wellness, rest

Sleep Secret: A Good Mattress

Do you always wake up in the morning feeling exhausted and fatigued? Where and how you sleep affects how you feel in the morning. What most people don’t know is that the biggest contributor to a good night’s sleep is a good mattress. Mattress, darkness, temperature, and mindset all determine how well you will sleep. And, above all, how relaxed you feel each and every morning.

Unknown to many, having a poor night sleep is the beginning of your physical and mental issues. These include, but are not limited to, backaches, fatigue, irritability, and heart disease. So, as food and clothing are basic needs to you, so should a good sleep system. A dark, cool room with a solid bed and a good mattress should also be part of the basic needs for every person. Failing to sleep well will not only be harmful to your general well-being, but also reduce your concentration levels and impact your overall performance.

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