There's new evidence that depression is not just a disorder of the mind.
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Kristen Fuller, M.D.
Dry January is more than just about quitting alcohol for a month. It's about taking back your health, strengthening your social bonds, improving your sleep, and much more.
Are you always failing at your New Year's resolutions? Do you feel like you just want to give up after three months or even three days? These myths can shed light on why.
“Codependents are reactionaries. They overreact. They under-react. But rarely do they act. They react to the problems, pains, lives, and behaviors of others..."
Ignorance and prejudice are fueling the spread of a preventable disease. World AIDS Day is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV.
Traveling is the best form of education as it can teach you about people, culture, language and about yourself. It can and will also lift your mood and improve your mental health.
World Kindness Day is celebrated annually on November 13th. On this day, participants attempt to make the world a better place by celebrating and promoting good deeds.
"We're born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we're not alone." —Orson Welles
Wear sensible shoes, especially when traveling. Blisters. bunions and a sore neck are not worth the fashion.
Our most beloved childhood characters can sure teach us a lot about love, life, kindness, and patience. Pooh, Tigger, Piglet, and friends have a lot of wise sayings for all of us.
According to statistics one in five children admit to being bullied and bullying is not only isolated as a childhood problem but also affects adolescents and adults as well.
A 2013 study found that at least 1 in 4 teens has misused or abused prescription drugs at least once.
“We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.” –Abraham Lincoln
Yes, there are actually things you can do to ensure your day is set up to be more successful and more productive from the moment you wake up!
“Do not think you can be brave with your life and your work and never disappoint anyone. It doesn’t work that way” —Oprah
According to an oncology study, women with early-stage breast cancer were four times more likely to die from cancer if they didn't have very many friends.
“A day without a friend is like a pot without a single drop of honey left inside.”
~Winnie the Pooh
JOMO is the emotionally intelligent antidote to FOMO.
“It is so hard to find hiking pants that fit in the rear end and thigh areas … not all women hikers are tiny and fit! … We need clothes for all shapes/sizes.” –Allie Elder
Fighting racism with racism can destroy people.
The solutions are more complicated.
"Separating children from their parents contradicts everything we stand for as pediatricians, protecting and promoting children’s health."
“If they tell you that she died of sleeping pills you must know that she died of a wasting grief, of a slow bleeding at the soul.”
"Did you really want to die? No one commits suicide because they want to die. Then why do they do it? Because they want to stop the pain".
“Affection is when you see someone’s strengths; love is when you accept someone’s flaws.” – One Day
“I won’t let a number on a scale own me.”
Release the toxic and infectious spreaders of misery. Awaken from the hallucinations, take back your heart, and reclaim your self-esteem.
“In any given moment we have two options: to step forward into growth or to step back into safety.”
– Abraham Maslow
“Maybe we all have darkness inside of us and some of us are better at dealing with it than others.”
― Jasmine Warga, My Heart and Other Black Holes
"Teach your daughters to worry less about fitting into glass slippers and more about shattering glass ceilings"
On Wednesday, March 14, 2018, hundreds of thousands of elementary, junior high and high school students walked out of their classrooms in a protest to symbolize gun violence.
Kristen Fuller, M.D., is a physician and a clinical mental health writer for Center For Discovery.