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In the past, I’ve written about the stigmas associated with addiction as well as the integral role of nurses in addiction treatment. In this piece, I’ll focus on what has become the most problematic and widespread form of addiction the world is currently facing. There’s no beating around the bush: the world has an opiate addiction problem. The most dangerous drug of choice for Americans used to be...
I wanted to share some knowledge about the immensely prominent health benefits of veggies that fall into the superfood category.Call me crazy, but I’ve never had an issue with eating vegetables. Even at a young age I was accustomed to eating all kinds of veggies, and they never phased me. In fact, I consider myself extremely open to eating most foods, there’s not much that I don’t like the taste of.After...
Coffee culture surrounds us and dominates the rituals of people around the world, one pumpkin spice latté at a time. Whether it’s from your coffee pot at home, your favorite corner coffee shop, or straight from a French press at work, caffeine is used by many trying to remain productive throughout their day. However many people take it a bit too far and become full on caffeine junkies. These are the...
The workplace hippie. The "overly" health conscious individual. The granola. The mediation junkie. These are all phrases I’ve heard being thrown around at work to describe those free-thinkers who aren’t quite content enough with typical rhythm of an office workplace.I am that person, and I am not ashamed! I’ve decided to take the road to long term wellness, and I’ve found my route through mindful meditation...
As a huge advocate for houseplants, my living rooms and kitchen are filled with them. My living room is a jungle, and I love it! Surrounding a living space with plants offers many benefits, which segue to mental and physical health.An Aid For Seasonal DepressionWhen blankets of snow cover the landscape, many struggle to be released from Winter’s firm depressive grip. Seasonal depression prevalence...
In my last Wellness article, the healthiest states in America were highlighted in terms of mental health, physical health, and everything in between. In hindsight, stress is something that persistently plagues the world. Stress is one of the main issues that society faces. Related problems such as bullying, economic conditions, and stressful daily commutes all add to stress levels. So many people face...
In an age where everything is available online—education, personal finance, shopping, even doctor visits—is it possible to take a literal mental health day without actually having to physically leave your home?“Wherever you go, there you are.”The origins of this truism are a little difficult to trace (it could be Alcoholics Anonymous, but many will recognize it as the title of a major book on meditation)....
My first week as a vegan was surprisingly easy and I owe it all to one thing: proper planning! I planned out what I would buy at the grocery store, and thought of simple, delicious vegan recipes ahead of time to keep me on track. In my last Wellness article, I explain the rationale behind choosing a vegan diet. This is what I experienced during my first week as a vegan.What Did I Eat?Being 6’1” and...
Addiction is an issue of epidemic proportions in our world today. And at the forefront of addiction issues today are heroin and other opiate dependencies.A recent graphic by Beaches Recovery points out the deadly realities of heroin addiction and overdose in the US:There’s been a sixfold increase in heroin overdose deaths in the last 15 years.Heroin overdose deaths in the US currently hover right around...
Moving day is always stressful to some degree. For many, it may actually be one of the most stressful processes in life.In just about any move, many variables create obstacles and setbacks to success. Moving oftentimes channels frustrations that can segue into mental strain and even physical injury.However, when a person approaches a big move with proper planning and an ample cushion of time a move...