• Anxiety,  Depression,  Mental Illness

    Aromatherapy (and Anxiety) Explained in 3 Great Steps

    A few days ago I was inspired by a story I heard about an old Japanese couple, Mr. and Mrs. Kuroki. In the later parts of Mrs. Kuroki’s life, she gradually became blind as a side-effect of her diabetes. Due to her blindness Mrs. Kuroki became depressed, something that Mr. Kuroki quickly noticed. Mr. Kuroki worked to solve this problem by planting thousands of flowers on their property, so she could enjoy one of her remaining senses. This worked out well for both of them, after the flowers bloomed Mrs. Kuroki couldn’t stop smiling, which was all her husband wanted.  This reminded me of how helpful aromatherapy can really be.…

  • Mental Wellness

    2 Great Ways Dogs Can Help Lower Stress (and why)

    Depression is becoming more common recently. Regardless of the pandemic many of us see intense stress regularly. As one could guess, stress can lead to depression. As I noted in my first article here, there are plenty of ways to prevent depression and by extension, stress. One way to reduce stress is through pets, in most cases this means dogs. While not everyone is a dog person, it’s not easy to find someone who isn’t. This is for good reason, dogs give us companionship with few strings attached. You scratch their back, they’ll scratch yours ten times over. While not everyone has a dog, many universities and workplaces offer dog…

  • Depression,  Mental Wellness

    4 Great Tips That Can Break Your Holiday Depression

    The holiday season is here, and it’s not always peachy for everyone. For one reason or another many of us find ourselves with holiday depression, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Most of these tips lie in communication and planning. It’s also important to note that I’ll be writing these from the perspective of a recently graduated college student. So I’ll mostly be talking about holiday problems in the average adult life. This is advice I’ve determined to be useful for myself and close friends, but keep in mind that I’m not an expert. My last post covered four tips to help fix a bad day, so I…

  • Depression,  Mental Illness,  Mental Wellness,  Uncategorized

    4 Tips to Make Your Bad Days Better & Improve Mental Wellness

            Everyone has bad days here and there. In the times were living now, these bad days can really put a damper on your mental wellness. Given that these bouts of sadness can come spontaneously, it’s good to plan ahead. So here are my 4 tips to make the bad days ahead of you better. Take a walk. This one sounds obvious, because it is. A lot of people overlook this because they’re told this every day. Right now, many of us have too much to think about and not a lot to look at. Staring at the same four walls everyday would drive anyone crazy. So…