9 Bad Habits that Impact Mental Health.

Unbeknownst to many, seemingly innocent habits, even tiny ones, can affect your mental health. Everything from your level of physical fitness to your use of social media can dilute mood, positivity, and sabotage your mental wellbeing. Here are nine small bad habits that have a big impact on mental health. http://www.activebeat.com/your-health/9-bad-habits-that-impact-mental-health/?utm_campaign=AB_FBK_US_DESK&utm_medium=cpc&utm_source=facebook&utm_content=mdo_us_d

Depression isn’t always crying your mascara off in the shower and playing sad songs in bed.

“ Depression isn’t always crying your mascara off in the shower and playing sad songs in bed. Sometimes it’s not wanting to talk to anyone for days and other times it’s desperately needing to be around people. Sometimes depression is having no appetite even though you haven’t eaten anything since yesterday and sometimes it’s eating everything you have in the fridge. Depression isn’t your boyfriend holding you and telling you that it’s going to be okay. It’s sitting across the table, not eating, having him ask you what’s wrong and knowing that you’re ruining his night because you can’t seem to snap out of it and just be happy. It’s the frustrating feeling of desperately wanting to enjoy something and just be normal for once. It’s keeping things a secret from the people you love because you don’t want them to look at you like you’re broken. No, depression isn’t beautiful black and white images. Depression is lonely and frustrating and mostly just horribly exhausting. ”

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Holiday Stress Resource Center.

Holiday Stress Resource Center

What you can do to avoid or minimize holiday stress inducers. We all feel stressed from time to time, but the holidays offer their own special stressors that can make us feel even worse – such as a family get-together that devolves into a fight over politics or a shopping trip for gifts that maxes out your credit card. Stress can be unhealthy. So, what can you do to avoid or minimize some of these holiday stress inducers? http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/holiday-stress.aspx

Millions of Children Could Lose Health Coverage Starting Next Month.

Lawmakers have yet to renew funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), which insures nearly 9 million children in low-income families. Lawmakers have yet to renew federal funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program, also known as CHIP, which insures nearly nine million children in low-income families. Most states will run out of money in the next few months if Congress does not act. https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/12/14/us/children-at-risk-of-losing-health-care-CHIP.html?smid=fb-nytimes&smtyp=cur

7 Indigenous Peoples of Colombia Who Have Often Gone Ignored.

When talking about Colombian culture, historically, more attention has been given to the Spanish part of the country’s makeup. Very little is given to the various indigenous cultures who were there before the Spanish ever arrived, despite the fact that there are around 1.5 million indigenous people, from over 87 tribes, that make up about 3.5% of the total population. In an effort to learn more about Colombians – from all places and backgrounds – we are taking a look at seven different indigenous peoples who call Colombia home. https://hiplatina.com/indigenous-peoples-of-colombia/

How to Keep Your Marriage or Relationship Strong and Beat the Statistics.

“Good relationships don’t just happen. They take time, patience, and two people who truly want to be together.” ~Unknown

You can`t take it anymore. Life’s getting boring, you fight over everything, your relationship has lost its spark, and you can’t look each other in the eye without feeling regret. Many marriages and relationships get to this place eventually.

According to recent surveys, one of every two American couples gets a divorce. This means you only have a 50 percent chance at making your relationship work, no matter how well it began. The only way you can turn things around is by making some changes in how you interact.

According to experts, these are the top eight tips that, if followed, will give your relationship a fresh breath of air. I’m not married, but I’ve applied these tips in my romantic relationship, and it’s gotten a lot stronger as a result.