Mindfulness can Also have Negative Effects

The news boasts about the health benefits of mindfulness that includes lower blood pressure, less anxiety, less depression, and feeling more grounded. I’ve even boasted about it in previous blog posts about the importance of being present and meditative. There are great advantages, but like any other therapeutic practice, it’s not for everyone. Quick Refresher on Mindfulness… Read More Mindfulness can Also have Negative Effects

A Perfect Response

It’s been trending in the news that Madalyn Parker, a web designer suffering from chronic anxiety and depression, received rare positive feedback from her supervisor when she told him that she was taking a sick day for her mental health. Here is the response. This feedback opens a larger conversation on how we can make… Read More A Perfect Response

Police and Mental Health

Law enforcement is there to enforce and protect the law. It’s easy to perceive them as invincible, but they too are not immune to the stress and mental toll of their jobs. A 2012 study published in the International Journal of Emergency Mental Health associated officers’ stress with high levels of sleep disorders, Hodgkin’s lymphoma,… Read More Police and Mental Health

Yuri On Ice!

Right now, I’m obsessed with the ice-skating anime Yuri on Ice! I love many aspects of it, from the realistic ice-skating routines, the beautiful animation, the music, and the burgeoning love between the two male leads. The greatest part I enjoy is the exploration of the mental health and psyche into the main protagonist, Yuuri Katsuki.… Read More Yuri On Ice!