Exercise and Mental Health : Distract Yourself One way to cope with having a bad day, dealing with anxiety, stress overload or feeling stuck is to provide yourself with a healthy distraction. Exercise is definitely one healthy distraction we keep as a tool in our toolbox–it’s great for your body and tends to help you get ‘out of your head’ for a bit.
Exercise and Mental Health : Reducing Stress Naturally
We all can benefit from reducing or managing stress. Exercise can be a key tool in our mental health toolbox. Here are some ways we can reduce our stress naturally through exercise.
Nutrition and Mental Health : A Word About Alcohol It’s up to you to know how alcohol affects you. If you can have a drink or two and really enjoy it, do that. If you can’t drink one without drinking ten, then don’t start.
More on nutrition and mental health – we chat about how research studies have shown improved brain function and memory associated with low carb, high fat diets. We have certainly found that to be the case.
More on nutrition and mental health – we chat about avoiding foods that cause anxiety, and replacing them with foods that help manage anxiety.
Nutrition and Mental Health: Eating to Reduce Inflammation . One of the best tools that we’ve found to help with managing Post Traumatic Stress and improving mental health is our nutrition. So let’s talk about the foods that cause or increase inflammation, and what foods can help keep inflammation at bay.
Failure and a Growth Mindset – the Role of Failure in Successful PTSD Recovery. An essential aspect of recovery is moving forward. Quitting means you’re giving up, failure means you’re still trying.
The Nature and Power of Thoughts-The single most productive thing I have learned in my recovery journey is how to take a thought captive–how not allow it to rule or ruin a moment, a day, an opportunity. In this quick video Dr. John A. King discusses something that is at the very heart of his book #dealwithit – living well with PTSD.
I wrote this piece ‘Do You See Him?’ after touring with a documentary on human trafficking that featured my story called Stopping Traffic. It discusses the impact of sexual abuse on men .
Overcoming a victim mentality is a matter of perception. If you allow someone to make your world for you, they will always make it too small.