Mental Health

9 Ways to Relieve Muscle Tension When You Can’t Afford a Massage All Posts / Mental Health / Wellness

Over the past couple of months, I’ve experienced frequent muscle tension in the back of my neck, shoulders, and upper back.  As much as I’d love to get a massage, I just can’t afford it right now.  Instead, I’ve tried numerous other (free!) techniques for muscle tension.  Here are the most effective strategies I’ve found for reducing chronic pain and muscle tension.


How to be Happy in 4 Simple Steps All Posts / Mental Health / Wellness

Visits to therapists skyrocket during the cold winter months.  Research shows that most of us feel more sad, anxious, or irritable during the winter than we do in the summer.  Some develop a serious condition called Seasonal Affective Disorder, which is defined as depression that occurs during the winter months.  SAD is believed to be caused primarily by a lack of sunlight, which can cause problems with serotonin – a neurotransmitter that affects mood. Here is how to be happy in 4 simple steps.

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