The Symptoms and Behaviors of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

The Symptoms and Behaviors of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is a condition that involves obsessive and/or compulsive behavior regarding various activities and items. OCD usually begins to occur while someone is a young adult and the severity of the disorder changes throughout your life. Many...
Mental Health and the Media

Mental Health and the Media

How the media portrays mental illness can affect how the everyday person feels about the idea of having a mental disorder. The media tends to generalize disorders, using the term “mental illness” to describe the spectrum of disorders a person can have: from anxiety to...
Dealing With Difficult Relatives This Holiday Season

Dealing With Difficult Relatives This Holiday Season

In Perry Como’s iconic song he sang “there’s no place like home for the holidays,” and while many of us are looking forward to catching up with family, almost all of us have at least one family member that can be described as difficult. Whether they’re politically...
The Science of Fear

The Science of Fear

Fear is our body’s response to threats. Signals are sent from our brain to different parts of the body to help us adapt to the threat in order to survive it. When we encounter something we fear: be it a spider or snake, our bodies quickly go into the flight-or-flight...
Reaping the Rewards of Waking Up Earlier

Reaping the Rewards of Waking Up Earlier

Morning seems to come earlier and earlier everyday. With our busy lifestyles, it can seem almost impossible to wake up earlier than absolutely necessary.  Many of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs and business executives wake up in the wee hours of the...