Chronic pain is when someone finds themselves feeling constant or chronic pain in either their body or mind/thoughts. Chronic illness can cause depression, chronic fatigue, and even further chronic pain for the individual. If you are caring for someone with a chronic illness it’s important to take care of yourself too! The tips below will help you deal with your loved ones, so they can start to recover.

1. Love unconditionally

When you love someone, you should always be there for them — chronic illness or not! Sometimes people suffering from chronic illness are down more often than other times…


Whether you are stressed out, sick, or just plain exhausted, self-care is something that is often overlooked. It’s self-care time, which basically means taking the time to do things that makes you feel better.

Some people may wonder what self-care entails and it can be different depending on the person. So try not to compare yourself with others as self-care time can be as simple as closing your eyes for five minutes or as complex as planning a trip across the country. Here are some ways to practice self-care!

Spiritual self-care

Try meditating, go on a walk-in nature, write down…


There is a sudden onset of seasonal depressive episodes in the autumn or winter months that may last through the early spring and into summer. These seasonal depressive periods can last for varying lengths of time and be different each year. However, as many as two-thirds of those with seasonal affective disorder may not experience seasonal depressive episodes year round but only once every season or two when it’s colder out than usual.

The exact cause of seasonal affective disorder isn’t known, but researchers believe it’s related to seasonal variations in natural lighting which alters serotonin production, causing depressive symptoms…


For those working remotely during the past year and a half due to COVID, it is time to return to the office for many. Here are some tips that can help you mentally prepare for going back to work.

-Work out what works best for you mentally health-wise with regard to your job. This may include asking for one or two days of remote work a week. Ask for what you need!

-Find ways to make your mental self-care count — for example, using mental health strategies while at work. …


There is no denying it, times are hectic. With all the stress that we face on a daily basis in life, mental wellness can be an elusive goal to achieve. Luckily, there are several things you can do to maintain mental well-being even when life gets stressful. Read this blog post for 5 tips on how to maintain mental wellness and happiness in times of hectic stress!

  1. Engage with Loved Ones

Often, mental wellness can be achieved by simply spending time with loved ones. Whether it means reaching out to friends or family members and asking them about their day…


To get started with journaling about mental health, you can write down your feelings over the day. This may help you identify situations where you felt anxious, sad, or stressed. If these negative situations are brought out into the open, it will be easier for you to deal with them. You can then slowly try and change your thoughts in a positive direction so as to feel better more often.

You could also start with something as simple as writing about things that make you happy or satisfied throughout the day. It may seem trivial but being aware of all…


It can be hard to get through the day when depression is in full swing. You may not have any energy; you may feel sad or anxious all the time; depression is a beast of its kind, and it does not make things easy on those who are suffering from it. But that doesn’t mean depression has to control your life. You can do things to help yourself cope with depression and get through the day, even if you have a job! Here are some tips for getting through the day if you’re suffering from depression.

- Exercise — even…


  1. Listen to a podcast
  2. Get a massage
  3. Diffuse essential oils
  4. Spend time with a cat or dog
  5. Take a walk
  6. Read for 20 minutes
  7. Meditate for 10 minutes
  8. Take a mental health day
  9. Create an at-home spa
  10. Light a candle
  11. Practice yoga for 20 minutes
  12. Watch your favorite tv show
  13. Sit and do nothing
  14. Journal
  15. Take a bath
  16. Go to dinner with a loved one
  17. Buy yourself something
  18. Make a cup of tea
  19. Create something with your hands like cookies
  20. Make yourself a Sundae
  21. Visit a friend
  22. Buy flowers
  23. Try a new restaurant in your city
  24. Plant flowers
  25. Volunteer
  26. Make…


When we are depressed we are often our own worst enemies. We tend to criticize ourselves for having created our problems, we tell ourselves that we aren’t capable of getting unstuck and soon we feel hopeless.

This state of affairs is very common because our brains don’t work as well when we are depressed. Our depressed minds have a tendency to focus on problems, negative feelings and physical aches and pains. We develop patterns of thinking that reinforce our issues. In our fight to break free of the thoughts and feelings that ensnare us we often engage in endless ruminating…


It’s never too late to start on the journey of personal growth and development. Here are ten quotes from influential authors, business professionals, and philosophers that are sure to resonate with you.

  1. “We can’t become what we need to be by remaining what we are.” — Oprah Winfrey
  2. “Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.” — Maya Angelou
  3. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe…

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