The Importance of Seeking Help From a Mental Health Professional

Seeking help from a Mental Health Professional is important because he or she will give you sound advice and unbiased counseling.
Don’t get me wrong, speaking with family and friends can be beneficial when you need a support system, but I have found professional help makes it easier to be open about emotions and addressing things that have taken place.
Some people will attempt to hide and ignore symptoms that point to mental health issues: he or she may be ashamed or don’t know how to handle it. According to Better Health Television, talking to your doctor or mental health professional about emotional difficulties is a positive step toward improving your mental health. A professional can help you achieve a healthier lifestyle. For example, he or she can improve your problem-solving skills, build and increase confidence, help you heal from the past, and set and achievie personal goals.
I recently spoke with a young female in her late 20s and asked her three questions about speaking with a mental health provider; she was glad to share part of her journey.
1.Did you make the decision to see a mental health professional on your own, or was it recommended?

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You Are Enough

Only you can determine that YOU ARE ENOUGH!

If you struggle with this thought, self-confidence and self-love equals knowing YOU ARE ENOUGH!

In order for you to be enough, you have to believe you are enough. When it comes to being enough you are simply you; have self-confidence and self- love. Continue reading “You Are Enough”

The Importance of Travel and Mental Health by Tabitha James

Let’s face it, life is demanding – work, family, bills, organizational commitments, social life (ha) – we spend a lot of time doing “the things”. Our personal wellness and mental health often fall victim to neglect as we focus on getting “the things” done and maintaining the moving parts of life. For many, the thought of travel is a luxury, an illusion that time away from “the things” will be relaxing and refreshing however the lingering notion that there is no time for vacation haunts the mind. Continue reading “The Importance of Travel and Mental Health by Tabitha James”

It’s OK to Take A Break!

When there is all work and no play you can stress and burn yourself out. Taking a break from work allows you to rejuvenate. When you are burned and or stressed out it becomes hard to focus on what needs to be done, to make sound decisions, you become stressed, emotional, and the list can go on. To protect your sanity, you must know when enough is enough. It’s OK to say no to things that Continue reading “It’s OK to Take A Break!”

When I Feel Frustrated

Stress takes a toll on many people from time to time.

We  overload ourselves and wonder whether we really can cope with the pressure that come a long with it.

When I become stress, I exercise, watch a movie, or listen to music. During my senior year of high school I realized that running helped me to release stress. I can’t focus on anything such as studying, completing school work, and etc when stress builds upon on me.

At the Starting Line: Tips to Start a Healthy Lifestyle Journey By Keshia Kelly

 

 
If you desire to change your life for the better and you are ready  to give maximum amount of effort to living a healthy lifestyle,  you have come to the right place. I am equipping you with 5 simple steps to get you started and well on your way on healthy journey.  
 
Step 1: Make time. We all live busy lives, there are many responsibilities, obligations, and commitments we choose to balance. In order to live healthy you should be intentional about making time to prepare. Being prepared, and showing up is half the work. Suggestions: Prepare healthy lunches, snacks and dinners ahead of time. 

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Foods That Burn Fat

10 Foods That Burn Fat
Fat Burning Foods
1.       Eggs– Eggs are low in fat and helps to burn unwanted fat. It is high in protein and levels of Vitamin B-12. Most fat burning properties of an egg is in the egg whites.
2.       Beans– Everybody knows that beans can be a disturbance to the gastrointestinal. However, they are good for iron, protein, and fiber.
3.       Oatmeal– This helps to lower your cholesterol level. It is loaded with soluble fiber which, helps to reduce blood cholesterol by flushing bad digestive acids out of your body.
4.       Olive Oil– This helps to burn fat and keeps your cholesterol down.
5.       Lean Cut Meats: turkey, beef, salmon, tuna and etc. The protein compounds of these meats are slowly broken down which, allows consumers to feel fuller for long periods of time.
6.       Skim Milk– Milk helps the body to gain muscle and loose fat after exercising.
7.       Green Tea-Increases your metabolism
8.       Berries– This fruit is full of fiber.
9.       Whole Grain– This is a great source for vitamin B, vitamin E, magnesium, iron, and fiber. Whole grain is good in helping regulate the bowel system, hunger and metabolism.
10.   Grapefruit– The phytochemicals in this fruit help reduce insulin levels. This is a process that can force your body to convert calories into energy.

Helpful Links

Flat Stomach
http://www.flat-stomach-exercises.com/fat-burning-foods.html

Body Building

Runners’ World
http://www.runnersworld.com/article/0,7120,s6-242-304-312-2193-0,00.html

Getting Fit!

Daily Work-Out
Four days of the week, I hit the gym.
 I switch up my work-out at least two of the days I go.
One of my work-out routines consist of the following:
Cardio= 30 minutes
Bicycle Exercise
3 sets of 15 reps
It targets the rectus abdominal and the oblique (the waist).
Captain’s Chair Leg Raise
3 sets of 15
It targets the rectus abdominal as well as the oblique.
Scissor Kicks
3 sets of 15
Mason Twist
3 sets of 15
10 Songs On My WORKOUT Playlist
1.       Nicki Minaj- I’m The Best
2.       Nicki Minaj- Did it on’em
3.       Lil Wayne- 6 foot 7 foot
4.       Keri Hilson- Pretty Girl Rock
5.       Rhianna-Rude Boy
6.       Ludacris-My Chic Bad Remix
7.       Trey Songz-Bottoms Up
8.       Waka Flacka Flame-No Hands 
9.       T.I- I Got Your Back
10.   Taio Cruz- Dynamite