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Community Wellness

How COVID-19 Has Shaped the Future of Telehealth

Source: Pixbay  The 2020 COVID-19 pandemic and its consequent lockdowns and quarantines altered people’s lives in every imaginable way — and healthcare was no exception. COVID-19 threw challenges at every industry, but above all else, it proved a true test for global healthcare systems.  As people stayed indoors, they turned to the internet and technology […]

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Wellness

Depression, Debt, and Gender: How Women’s Finances Affect Their Mental Health

Image Source: Pixabay (https://pixabay.com/photos/money-home-coin-investment-2724235/) Anyone paying attention knows that the issues of women’s rights and economic justice can’t be separated. Gender-based income disparities are persistent and pervasive. The feminization of poverty is real. But it’s not only affecting the quality of women’s financial lives the world over. It’s also affecting their mental health. Studies show […]

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Wellness

The Mental and Physical Challenges After a Car Accident

According to recent estimates from the US Department of Transportation, there are, on average, six million automobile accidents in the United States each year. Nearly 34,000 of those accidents involve fatalities. But if you are one of those six million, then you know that the accident does not have to claim a life or cause […]

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Mind Wellness

How to Stay Mentally Healthy This Winter

Image Source: Pexels Seasonal depression is a common struggle for many Americans. The winter blues can slowly creep into your thoughts and feelings as the long, dark, gray winter months slowly pass. When you also are dealing with a pandemic that has impacted the mental health of nearly half of all Americans, it can become […]

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Mind Wellness

Mental Health & Insurance: Where Are We Now?

Image Source: Pexels Mental health is an essential aspect of healthcare. An estimated 56% of Americans seek such care for themselves or loved ones. Yet, medical insurance does not always cover mental health treatment.  As awareness of the importance of accessible mental health care grows, insurance provisions are increasingly covering this dimension of health. However, […]

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Culture Spiritual

Decision-Making

Striving for Perfection One day, I was standing on the porch looking up in the sky feeling extremely spiritual. I was waiting on my spirit guide so we could go to lunch and when he approached we walked together to the car. I asked him directly, “What’s the point of all this?” I thought it […]

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Culture Spiritual

In the Beginning: Creation

Alpha & Om In the last chapter, we talked about being asleep; forgetting who you are really. Don’t you realize your true essence deep down inside? You thought you knew, but did you really. I’m talking to all you little tiny sparks of energy, sometimes referred to as quarks. I’m also talking to the anti-quarks […]

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Spiritual

The Human Race is Asleep

Symbols Meaning: God wants us to wake up We now have the appearance of five monoliths across the world (four in the USA) and the discovery of the Great Isaiah Scrolls inside a cave in the Judean Desert. Considering these are biblical occurrences or spiritual references, I expected to find theological journalists seeking to uncover […]

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Mind Wellness

The History of PTSD and Veteran Treatment

Today, medical professionals and laymen alike recognize the importance of preserving mental health when treating the whole patient. Yet mental disorders have a long history of stigma and misunderstanding that persists to this day. Despite its prevalence in modern society, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is especially notable in this regard. Officially recognized by the American […]

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Wellness

How Having a Chronic Illness Complicates Retirement

Image Source: Pixabay There’s a reason they’re called “the golden years.” The post-retirement years should be, well, golden. After a long career and countless hours of hard work and sacrifice, retirement is what we have to look forward to.  We imagine it as perhaps the best time of our lives. Retirement is when we finally […]