Choose Optimism: Mental Health Diet, Day 5

by Kim Peterson, Common Sense Health So what happens when you find yourself thinking negatively about a person, or situation or (worst of all) yourself? A quick and easy technique is to just say “no” (out loud or in your head) then take out a magic eraser in your mind and picture the negative th...

Gratitude: Mental Health Diet, Day 4

by Kim Peterson, Common Sense Health Start your day with a focus on what you have to be grateful for…not what challenges you are currently facing. You will be better able to overcome challenges when you are coming from a position of Gratitude. What do you have to be grateful for today? No matter ...

News Fast: Mental Health Diet, Day 1

by Kim Peterson, Common Sense Health How many days does it take to create a habit? The answer according to various studies is 21. So how about making a commitment to focusing on the good for 21 days? What could you lose? Nothing. What might you gain? A perspective that could very well catapult yo...