17 Super Easy Meal Ideas for When You Need Food Fast and With Minimal Effort

I’ve compiled a list of 17 super easy meal ideas for you to make when you need food fast and with minimal effort. Feel free to add your own meal ideas and keep referring back to this list as needed. It can be a real life saver to have a list of your go-to meals available.

Treating Mental Illness is Not as Easy as Just Prescribing Diet and Exercise

Yes, the foods you eat and how you move your body absolutely can impact your mental health. This is why eating regular meals, including a variety of foods and food groups, staying hydrated, and finding time for joyful movement are all important. However, mental illness cannot be cured simply by diet and exercise alone. ItContinue reading “Treating Mental Illness is Not as Easy as Just Prescribing Diet and Exercise”

Happy Thanksgiving

There is no rule that says you need to be happy today. However you are feeling is okay. It’s okay if you’re not in the holiday spirit. Take care of yourself today.

Why Should I Eat When Nothing Matters?

Have you ever felt like nothing really matters? Like nothing you do will ever make a difference and your life doesn’t mean anything? That everything is completely random and life is cruel and good people don’t get what they deserve?

So whether it’s from the latest terrorist attack, a natural disaster, a depressive episode, or a personal situation, the last thing on your mind is eating. When nothing matters, why should you bother nourishing yourself?

How to Reduce Common Side Effects of Psychiatric Medication

Psychiatric medications, including antidepressants, antianxiety, stimulants, antipsychotics, and mood stabilizers, are just like medications for any other illness. They can be necessary and they can be life-saving. They can also come with some unpleasant side effects. If the side effects are mild and you feel the medication is otherwise benefiting you, let’s talk about how to limit the side effects while ensuring the medication is working optimally.

Consider Who You Want to Be

In recovery, we learn to separate ourselves from our illnesses. We create new identities for ourselves based on who we were before our illness, but sometimes we can’t remember back that far. Or sometimes we’ve changed so much that person no longer feels like who we are. Not a problem! Just consider who you want to be. What do you want your ideal self to look like? You get to create your own narrative.