Can Cooking Help Your Mental Health? 9 Reasons to Try it Out

“Cooking can help your mental health?” you wonder. Can you really manage your anxiety and/or depression by simply preparing your own meals? After a long day, maybe the last thing you feel like doing is putting together a meal, then having to clean up. But let’s take a closer look at cooking and how it…


Does My Bedtime Affect My Mental Health?

Can your mental health be affected by your bedtime? We all know the age old mandate about “early to bed, early to rise,” and “get your 6-8 hours every night,” and so on, but how much does your bedtime matter? Beware of sleep deprivation First, let’s talk about not getting enough sleep and your mental…

Can You Treat Mental Illness with Psychedelics?

Hallucinogens can provide a treatment solution for mental disorders? Most people associate psychoactive drugs with hippies from the 60s, with all night rave party goers, perhaps with music festivals like Burning Man, or with burnout slacker cult heroes from TV shows and movies (Remember Jeff Bridges’ line from The Big Lebowski? When asked what he…

8 Things You Can Do to Boost Your Mental Health in 2019

Life changes are coming, as with every new year. Now with the holidays behind us, it’s time to take on 2019. Problems getting started? You want this year to be different, but you are not sure what to do? No worries. Let’s get away from any nomenclature having to do with “resolutions” for the new…


A Surefire Remedy for Your Depression: 7 Things to look forward to in 2019

Things to look forward to in 2019.  Depression is known to be so emotionally draining in part due to the fact that those who suffer from it feel permanently and chronically “stuck,” with nothing new to look forward to on the horizon. Sound familiar? The late comedian George Burns once quipped that his secret to…


8 Ways to Keep Family Members From Ruining Your Holidays

You can avoid family conflict during the holidays (or at least minimize it).  Avoiding family drama during the Christmas/holiday season can be a bit of an art, but it is certainly something you can manage. And well. Imagine: One person (or one person’s wife) ends up resentfully doing most of the organizing, cooking, and work,…

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