Articles in the category How To

14 Ways to Improve Self-Discipline

Some people have more self-discipline than others, but in all likelihood, those who are self-disciplined worked hard to be where they are. If you are in the group that needs to work on self-discipline, you’ve come to the right place. Whether you want to stop smoking or be better at time management, improving your self-discipline is […]

5 Simple Ways to Learn How to Go With the Flow

Why go with the flow? Isn’t standing out and going against crowd mentality the smarter thing to do? As with everything else in life, it’s all about context. In this case, I am talking about how life “messes” with us. Like this week – I had everything all planned out so that I would be […]

How to Practice Mindfulness & Reduce Anxiety

Approximately 40 million American adults – ages 18 to 54 – suffer from anxiety disorders. That’s about 18 percent of the adult population. A number that just cannot be ignored. And we have to bear in mind that this number only includes diagnosed cases. There might very well be just as many people who haven’t […]

Why You Can’t Sleep – and How to Fix It

Are those dark circles around your eyes getting darker by the day? Are you starting to dread nighttime because you know you’re going to be tossing and turning, not getting that much-needed shuteye? You’re not alone. According to the CDC, an estimated 50-70 million American adults have sleep or wakefulness disorder of some sort.

Simplify Your Life With This Flowchart

Thanks to technology and everything that comes with it, we’ve got so many options to make our lives more convenient. We can buy everything we need online, without having to get out of the house. We can pay bills, make bank transactions, arrange schedules, and plan trips – all from the comforts of our homes. […]

The Art of Meaningful Connection With Others

Meaningful connection with others is central to good health. I see this truth play out daily in the lives of the clients I serve as a clinician in the field of addiction treatment. When clients feel supported and cared for within the context of loving connections with family, friends, therapists and a peer support group, […]

How to Detect the Warning Signs of Suicide

Two Suicide Myths: 1.  Most suicides happen during the cold, dark months of winter. 2. Warning signs can predict suicides. The Reality: Suicide rates rise during spring, from early April to late May, according to a study by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Speculations abound on the origin of the holiday myth: the […]

How to Give Support to Drug Abuse Patients

Drug abuse is a major problem that continues to impact many countries around the world. In fact, quite a number of nations in the developing world such as in Asia are still fighting this menace. Governments are working hard to address the problem particularly about drug trade by implementing stricter laws and tracing the sources.

9 Ways To Relax Without Paying For It

For a lot of people these days, finding ways to relax without paying for it is a challenge. Relaxing has to be watching a movie, going on a vacation or pampering the body at a spa. But these things cost money, and end up stressing you out especially if you’re on a tight budget.