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Comfort Zone

They say that the magic happens outside of your comfort zone. However, stepping out of our comfort zones can be a very difficult thing to muster up. At times, it can feel like you’re just stuck in one place. How can we teach ourselves to be the brave g0-getters we so heavily admire? The very first thing to do is accept that you are going to be uneasy at first. Doing something that strays...

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

We all know someone affected by Breast Cancer. Whether it is themselves, or a loved friend or family member, it is know to affect 1 in 8 women. Breast Cancer is also the second leading cause of death for women. However, this disease not only falls upon women, but it is known to develop in men, although rare. Awareness is important for everyone, because some people may come across a lump, but...

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Moods Changing with the Seasons

The longer you live, the more you may start to notice just how much the seasons can affect our mood. If you really dive in, it makes perfect sense. There are so many changing factors that we tend to feel changes in more areas than just the weather outside. For example, family may be coming in for the holidays, our weight fluctuates, and kids are in and out of school. How do we cope with these...

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Mental Health Stigma for Men

Mental health as a whole can be a touchy subject for anyone. In the recent years, people are more likely to speak out about their struggles. However, it was not up until recently that the fact men have a worry of sharing their struggles has come to light. The fact is that everyone goes through something, and it is not limited by gender, race, or age. As a whole and as a community, it is...

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Postpartum Depression Awareness

Did you know that according to postpartumdepression.org 70-80% of women who just gave birth, at minimum, experience what is often referred to as, “the baby blues.” This is what a majority of women experience and is normal for moms. However, when the depression becomes more and more persistent, and lasts many months, that is what is called “postpartum depression” or PPD....

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