Ways To Take Care Of Your Mental Health

Making simple changes in your lifestyle can create a significant impact on your health, especially when you want to avoid complications of the mental illness. Your mental health affects almost everything in your system and putting an effort to look after it gives you a lot of relief and long-term benefits.

Mike Slade, PhD, states, “Recovery-oriented mental health systems focus on commonality. In practice, this involves an orientation toward supporting everyday solutions for everyday problems rather than providing specialist treatments for mental illness-related problems.”

Here are some of the things you can do to take care of it.

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Bad Habits To Avoid If You Want To Have Better Skin

Skincare is very tricky. We spend an ample amount of time everyday cleansing and moisturizing it only to notice that we have an acne breakout a couple of days later. “Skin conditions affect many people and can isolate them both physically and emotionally,” wrote Matt Fraube, MFT. “They often create intense feelings of shame and guilt that slowly diminish self-esteem, building a negative emotional snowball that gradually grows until it limits people’s lives.While it’s easy to speculate about what could be causing our skin problems, finding the right reason is harder than that because there are a lot of things that can affect the way our skin looks.  From the food we eat and the habits we unwittingly do, up to the places we go to and our knowledge when it comes to skincare, there are tons of factors that can deliver significant effects on our skin.


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Natural Ingredients And Herbs For Skin Care

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Choosing skincare products is very difficult due to the rise of so many skincare products in the market. The endless combinations, contents, and effects can give people a headache regarding what to choose. Maybe it is time to take a unique approach regarding skincare and pick the natural option.

“When you think about anti-aging products, if you’re like most people, your mind automatically goes to expensive and invasive medical treatments. However, just as the best things in life can be free, so can the best ways to prolong your own life and health,” writes Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.

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How Holistic Approach Helped My Relationship

We deal with a lot of uncertainties in life that we often overlook the value of how good it is to have better health. Sometimes, we even take ourselves for granted and indulge in doing things that damage our overall wellbeing. With that said, I will share with you how my wife and I used the holistic approach to fully understand that our health depends on what we choose to do with it. 

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How A College Student Can Achieve Balanced Wellness

An issue that has made waves these days is the importance of personal wellness. But what really is wellness? According to experts from California University, wellness is a process that involves an active awareness of decision-making to fulfill a healthy and worthwhile life. Balance is only achieved when a person is physically, mentally, spiritually, and socially. Ultimately, all these are dependent on the everyday choices that he makes. Continue reading How A College Student Can Achieve Balanced Wellness

How Psychotherapy And Holistic Approach Helped My Wife


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My marriage with Stella is all I can think of. I was bound to commit my life to her, and I promised always to be there whenever she needed me. I was proud of myself for providing her everything she desired. I was confident that I could protect her from any harm that may come along the way.  But just years ago, I failed. 

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Different Ways To Deal With Chronic Pain

Chronic pain, as the name implies, is a condition that can be daunting and stressful for one who suffers from it. Thomas Rutledge, PhD, wrote, “Based on more than a half-century of pain research, we now know that it is more accurate to think of chronic pain as being both a medical condition and a psychological condition. The psychological part of chronic pain refers to the degree of negative social, emotional, and quality of life effects experienced by a patient.”

Most often, people depend on the pill to be immediately alleviated. However, there are other healthier and more holistic methods to do that. Below is a list of other treatments for chronic pain. Continue reading Different Ways To Deal With Chronic Pain

Guidelines In Choosing The Right Acupuncturist


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This article provides information and advice on how to choose the right acupuncturist. First and foremost, it is important that if you want to have acupuncture, you must confirm that the practitioner is licensed and certified to practice in your state. It is also vital that you find someone that you can be comfortable with, as he will be working on you for several sessions presumably. Acupuncturists have different techniques, although it is possible that they can have the same skill level. Ultimately, it is upon you to decide which you consider the acupuncturist that best suits your needs and your personality.


Chelsea is a health and fitness coach who visited her acupuncturist regularly for her chronic back pain. During the sessions, she recalled that she didn’t feel comfortable and instead of feeling relaxed, her muscles were more tensed throughout the session. After the whole cycle, she was not relieved of her back pain. She decided to see another practitioner, one who she felt she ‘connected.’ She never felt more comfortable when the therapist placed the needles on her back while talking with her about something of her interest. In fact, in the middle of the session, she almost fell asleep. Ultimately, at the end of two months of periodic acupuncture of her back, she felt considerable pain relief of up to a week.


Credentials You Should Look For


Be keen to ask for the acupuncturist’s requirements needed for her to practice in your state (or any state for that matter). There are some states that have more strict regulations than the rest. Three associations, namely the Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, The Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, and the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, were created to write and implement the standards of practice for acupuncture. It can be quite confusing for someone to find a certified practitioner by following the guidelines of these three associations, but the NCCAOM is the choice for most of the states in America.


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Insurance Coverage


Currently, insurance companies like Medicaid and Medicare do not include acupuncture in their coverage, although some companies do accept policies that cover acupuncture treatment. How can you tell whether or not your insurance company pays for the treatment or not? You simply must call the company and inquire about it. Some of the questions that you can also use as followup include:


  • How much do you cover?
  • How many treatments am I entitled to?
  • How much do you pay for the treatments?
  • How much do I pay out of my pocket if I were to choose an acupuncturist that is not on your list of providers?
  • Would you need a recommendation or referral from my primary physician?
  • What are the conditions that you consider covered for acupuncture treatment?
  • How much will my deductible be?


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Don’t Fear The Needles


If you haven’t tried acupuncture and you are hesitant because you are afraid of needles, then don’t be. Even those who were initially scared of pointy things have finally enjoyed and reaped the benefits of acupuncture. You will experience relief and the best results especially if you have found the right acupuncturist for you.




My Wife’s Skincare Secrets

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My wife and I have been married for a long time now, and as years passed, she hasn’t physically changed a bit. She does still have that amazing glow that I used to love about her. She even managed to stay young, pretty, and confident. After all these years of being in a relationship, I can say that I’m indeed a lucky man for having a timeless beauty by my side.

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