Articles in the category How To

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. 

How to Fall Asleep in Less Than 1 Minute

If you’ve ever had a bad night’s sleep, you know the negative effects of insomnia. Characterized by difficulty falling or staying asleep, insomnia can cause hormonal imbalances, elevate stress levels, interfere with productivity, slow down exercise recovery and decrease alertness.

5 Steps to Develop a Creative Mind

The creative mind sees endless possibilities from information and ideas, and turns them into forms of expressions, innovative products and ingenious solutions to problems and difficulties. If this has discouraged you and made you think you can never be creative, think again. A creative mind is not a birthright of the likes of Elon Musk […]

How to Handle Money Matters to Keep a Marriage Going

Money is already a tricky issue of itself but it multiplies a hundredfold when you are married. You’ll have to merge your outlook on finance management, approach to spending, needs and wants with another person who grew up under different circumstances and teachings. That’s why it’s important to learn how to handle money matters jointly […]

Overcoming Self-Doubt

Yesterday, we talked about self-doubt and some questions you can ask yourself to help determine if you’re struggling with the issue. If you’re reading this, then the chances are that you have realized that you are suffering from a case of self-doubtitis. Yeah, I made that up. It’s not really funny, though, if you constantly […]