Benefits of Music on Mental Health

After a long day, regardless of my mood, I select a playlist and tell Alexa to turn up the volume while I work in the kitchen. Some days I dance while chopping vegetables, other days I contemplate lyrics quietly while scrubbing pots. I know that this part of my routine is important to my overall well-being. I also try to get out to listen to music live on a regular…

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Motherhood, Identity and Mental Health

Mental health When we discuss mental health and motherhood, the conversation often veers (as it should) to postpartum depression, anxiety, and other mental health concerns. There are studies and amazing supports for these conditions and I hope all mothers who are thinking that it’s a bit more than “baby blues” or “first baby anxiety” seek out these resources and access them. Go see your doctor. Talk to your partner. Accept…

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GUEST BLOG: Eat These Mood Boosting Foods
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GUEST BLOG: Eat These Mood Boosting Foods

Need a Mood Boost? Eat These Mood Boosting Foods by Diane Falcone, CHC No question that what you eat can affect how you feel, right? Mental health and brain health are complex. So are the foods we eat, and the ways our bodies interact with those foods.  While, we don't know the exact mechanisms how food and nutrition help, we know a few ways food impacts our moods. Let's talk…

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