Category Archives Mental Health

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I love vacation as much as the next person. I welcome the chance to get away, to spend time in nature or with friends. I know vacation can benefit my overall health. But because of my ADHD, the very task of planning a trip is so overwhelming that I don’t even want to start.  It’s no wonder people with ADHD…

As someone who was only recently diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), I used to think my aversion to packing for trips was a strange quirk of my personality. It didn’t help that whenever I complained to friends or partners, they’d often laugh. How could I feel such loathing for something so mundane?  After my diagnosis, I began learning…

Traveling with a partner is one of the best ways to find new depths in your relationship. Sharing a new experience creates shared memories, shared stories and a new understanding of both yourself and the person you’re traveling with. But it can also bring about new sources of tension, conflict and stress.  It's very possible to have a stress-free travel…

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If you’ve made a New Year’s resolution this year, the odds are not in your favor. Unfortunately, researchers think that up to 80% of New Year’s resolutions fail by the end of the year. The good news is there are strategies and techniques you can use to help keep on track with your goals. By reframing the way you approach…

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Workers are increasingly jumping on the digital nomad lifestyle trend. If the term is new to you, digital nomads are remote workers on the move; people who are able to work from anywhere they’d like as long as they have a computer and internet access. If the term is not new to you, maybe you’re here to find out more…

hygge

Ah, winter. A season that’s often known for cold, snow, darkness and dreary moods. We fret about seasonal affective disorder (SAD) caused by fewer hours of sunlight and can feel trapped in our homes as outdoor hobbies that are easily accessible in milder seasons feel out of reach in colder temperatures.  But not everyone has this view of winter. In…

woman using a smartphone

Are you comfortable with the amount of time you spend looking at your phone? Between your cell phone, computer and tablet, what percentage of your day is spent staring at a screen? While we frequently justify the time we spend on our devices during the week—for work, communication with family members, everyday tasks—what about on vacation?  In addition to de-stressing…

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The holiday season is characterized by parties, shopping, gift wrapping and family gatherings. You can also argue that this season is also notorious for waiting in line, spending, traffic and crowds. This is especially true when it comes to traveling during the holidays. Thanksgiving especially is when the traffic and crowds associated with travel hit an all-time high, with people…

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