Having a good credit score is a common benchmark tossed around in the financial world. And yet, the small details of what positive credit actually means, how it’s achieved and maintained are infrequently discussed in everyday conversation. It wouldn’t be surprising if the offer of the retail clerk to apply for a store credit card…

Woman checking food labelling in supermarket

Prioritizing healthy grocery shopping habits is just one way you can cultivate your overall health and wellness. It may seem daunting at first to change your grocery shopping habits but you’ll save money and time in the long run while also being introduced to delicious, new-to-you foods. Isn’t healthy food expensive? With the rise of…

returning to college

If you’ve made the choice to return to school, congratulations! It’s an especially praiseworthy decision for those who might be considered “nontraditional,” as you might have more constraints on your time, life and energy. In order to keep the process as seamless and streamlined as possible, consider some of these tips when you make the…

Group of multiracial friends smiling for a picture while standing with their arms around each other

In the past decade, there has been a major cultural shift toward openness about the subject of mental health. Although there are still some groups and individuals who consider mental health to be a taboo topic, dialogue about mental illness is becoming easier and more common. Following this cultural shift, language has become increasingly important.…

life skills to build during quarantine

This year’s pandemic has forced so many individuals around the world to embrace lifestyle changes, changes that affect both personal and profession routines. In-office work environments have become work-from-home workspaces; social distancing protocols require six feet of distance between individuals; grocery stores, restaurants and a wide variety of public and private spaces have instituted maximum…

young adult writing resume

It’s a major step in applying for a new job: the resume, a concise document that clearly depicts skills, job experience and your accomplishments. It’s meant to quickly capture your aptitude for any new position, summarizing all of the reasons you know you would be a good fit for the job you’re applying for. Writing…

Friends fist bumping

There are few businesses more essential than mental and behavioral health treatment. Sure, with the onset of COVID-19 that same treatment has become more difficult to deliver, but treatment facilities, therapists, counselors, psychologists and all licensed medical professionals have consistently found new ways to address mental health concerns from safe distances. Social distancing practices have…

man on bridge with eyes closed

According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, almost 20 million Americans suffer from some type of substance addiction.  HSDUH also indicates that only about four million of those with substance use actually receive addiction treatment, which means a whopping 80% of people, for several reasons, do not receive the help they so…

Man standing on a shoreline watching sunset

Finding your own unique path to recovery can sometimes feel like a lonely journey, even if you’re spending time with loved ones and sharing your experiences at group meetings. You might sometimes feel fulfilled by newfound healthy hobbies – like jogging or painting – but there may be other times where you catch yourself feeling…

Man exhaling while vaping

Vaping certainly seems like it is everywhere these days. It’s more common to see people vaping than smoking. What exactly is vaping and is it really healthier than smoking? Vaping is a newer trend that began in the 2000s and has become popular among teens as well as adults. According to the Center on Addiction, “Vaping…