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October is Domestic Abuse Awareness Month

This year was different for many people, especially for those who deal with abuse at home. October is Domestic Abuse Awareness Month, and it is important to keep the awareness of this issue alive especially during quarantine. It is assumed that during the time of the pandemic, families were at a higher risk for domestic abuse because of the stay at home orders. The added stress of the pandemic makes things increasingly difficult for those who deal with any type of abuse. For this reason, I would like to talk about the cycle of abuse as well as some resources for anyone who knows of someone in an abusive situation as well as resources for victims themselves. The first stage is tensions buildi

Seasonal Affective Disorder

Seasonal Affective Disorder, also known as SAD is a common form of depression with onset during the colder months of the year. This type of depression is known as seasonal because many people are affected negatively by the lack of sunlight during the winter and fall months. Most people experience some kind of mood changes and symptoms tend to be worse during January and February. SAD can affect as much as 5% of the population and continues to affect them throughout 40% of the year. Symptoms include feeling overwhelmed, sleeping more than usual, and negative impacts on daily life and daily functioning. SAD is a chemical imbalance in the brain that is affected by the lack of sunlight and Vitam

Workout Wednesday: Building Confidence While Working Out

Since working out has not always been everyone's cup of tea, it can be hard to get back into the habit of doing something that, in the past, has made you uncomfortable. Whether it was intrusive thoughts about your own image or if you didn't know how to use the equipment in a gym, working out should still be an important part of your routine. If you are someone who doesn't typically know much about going to the gym or how to use different machines, this post will address a few common issues. For starters, making sure you know what parts of your body you want to work on ahead of time can be a time saver, and it makes you feel like you know what you are doing. If you wanted to work on your abs

 

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