Quitting To Save Your Health

Most people agree, quitting habits like smoking or eating salt, fat, and sugar are good for your health. It makes sense that reducing toxins in your body will help you live a healthier, longer life, but there may be more affecting your health than too many Twinkies. Eating toxic foods and bringing chemicals into your body isn’t the only way …

Setting Boundaries Can Save Your Mind

Your friends and family very likely hold a place for you when you need to vent. You likely do the same in return. Sometimes, we do it when we’re not in a position to offer good advice because we’re not in a good headspace ourselves. That’s what family and friendship look like. You often worry about turning them away because …

SIX-FACTOR MODEL OF PSYCHOLOGICAL WELL-BEING

Carol Ryff developed the Six-Factor Model of Psychological Well-Being. In it, she describes that there are six different factors required to help an individual achieve a state of contentment, happiness, and psychological well-being. Your psychological well-being includes a feeling of meaning, personal growth, autonomy, personal mastery, and positive, personal relationships. To achieve a state of psychological well-being, you must be …

15 Foods to Make Focusing Your Mind a Breeze

The things we eat have the power to help our brains function at optimal levels or to sink us into the morass of fog and forgetfulness. Why? Some foods (like things overly processed or full of sugar) create inflammation in your brain, making it harder for you to do what needs to get done.  It is vital to feed your …