Mental Health

Mental health is a severely under-discussed but incredibly important aspect of overall well-being. Our minds affect our bodies, and our bodies our minds. This archive includes all of our posts on mental health advice for women and girls. Pleas enjoy, and I hope you choose to share a few to raise awareness and help end the stigma around discussing mental health issues in women and men alike!

how common is insomnia in females

How Common Is Insomnia in Women?

Everyone experiences the occasional night of tossing and turning when counting a million sheep still results in getting zero shuteye. However, when insomnia persists night after night, it can cause a host of health problems, such as weight gain, increased risks of cardiovascular disease, depression and, in severe enough cases, suicide. So, just how common […] Read more…

what is the complex relationship between stress and sleep

The Relationship Between Stress and Sleep

I’ve been working on becoming more mindful of late, and one side effect I’ve experienced from doing so is noticing how often my shoulders hunch up in tension. Last night while lying awake at 2 a.m., I realized the muscles of my neck and back felt as stiff as the proverbial board. This made me […] Read more…

there are many health benefits of taking a vacation

5 Health Benefits of Taking a Vacation

With summer on the way, the thoughts of many turn toward lazy days filled with sipping umbrella drinks and lounging on the beach. However, one out of every four Americans will forgo their summer vacation this year due to financial restraints. Ironically, this may make them less productive on the clock and may lead to […] Read more…

what is perinatal depression and how does it affect a woman

What Is Perinatal Depression?

Everybody feels sad sometimes — it’s unavoidable. For expectant and new mothers, each day comes with unique challenges. It’s when those blue feelings persist, and they begin to interfere with everyday life, that it could mean something more serious is going on. What is perinatal depression and how does it relate to these symptoms that […] Read more…

what is summer seasonal affective disorder

Is Summer Seasonal Affective Disorder a Thing?

Lana del Rey may have the summertime sadness, but she’s not alone. Even though most people consider seasonal affective disorder (SAD) a condition that strikes in winter, the weather can cause changes in mental health in the warmer months as well, causing summer seasonal affective disorder. Researchers already know that weather changes can result in […] Read more…

nocturnal panic attacks and can hormones cause nightmares

Can Hormones Cause Nightmares and Nocturnal Panic Attacks?

Moodiness. Cramps. Acne. Bloating. You already know the less-than-enjoyable side effects that come with your period. And most of the time, they’re tied to the hormonal shifts that happen as you make your way through your monthly cycle. Did you know that these shifts can cause lesser-known symptoms like nocturnal panic attacks too? Surprisingly, a […] Read more…

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