Managing stress with healthy coping mechanisms takes both patience and practice. As temperatures drop, the COVID-19 pandemic continues, daylight hours decrease and the holidays approach, it may feel as though you have less options to turn to for stress relief, self-care and relaxation. Controllability, one of the Principles of Resilience, is about making choices that … Continue reading 11 Opportunities to ACT This Season
Going to sleep at night can be easier said than done. Whether you’re up late reflecting on the past or thinking about the future, our minds may need additional prompting in order to slow down before bed. From our emotional well-being, to our safety, to supporting our circadian rhythm, maintaining healthy sleep habits and routines … Continue reading Relax and Recharge for a Good Night of Sleep
If you've ever had one drink too many, you know that alcohol affects your entire body. But how does drinking affect your mental state and the health of your brain? Many factors, such as how much and how often you drink, your age and gender, and your general health, have an impact on how alcohol … Continue reading Alcohol and the Mind – Mental Health Month 2019
If you find yourself feeling down during the coldest months of the year, you’re not alone. Whether on a ship or working shore duty, it can be challenging for Sailors to get outside and reap the benefits of natural sunlight, especially in winter. Many people face the “winter blues” – a generally mild sadness that’s … Continue reading Is it SAD or the Winter Blues?
There never seems to be enough hours in the day to get everything done and get enough sleep. We strive for alertness and productivity, but they often seem easier to dream of than to truly achieve. While strong coffee or energy drinks (which carry their own risks) are popular quick-fixes among Sailors to boost energy … Continue reading Boosting Your Energy without Misusing Prescription Stimulants