Author Archives: Emily Dockrill Jones

Self-Care Tips for Managing Mental Health Disorders

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Dealing with depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, or any other mental health issue generally taxes a person’s coping mechanisms. While there is no substitute for proper care—counselling and/or medication prescribed by a doctor—there are several self-care strategies you can use to make the days (and nights) a little easier. No one strategy will work for everyone   …Continue Reading


7 Simple Exercises Anyone Can Do Anywhere

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Regular exercise is important, and not just for getting to and/or maintaining a healthy weight. Daily activity also helps to alleviate joint pain and stiffness, improve flexibility and balance, keep body systems such as digestion working smoothly, and reduces stress. It can even make you happier and more productive. But you don’t have to be   …Continue Reading


7 Secrets to Better Mornings

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Some people wake naturally with the sun, full of energy and ready to face the day…and then there are the rest of us. If you’re not one of the lucky few for whom mornings are actually pleasant, we’ve got some tips to make them more bearable. With just a few tweaks or additions to your   …Continue Reading


7 Signs of Sunstroke

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With Labor Day fast approaching, it’s tempting to soak up as much sun as possible before the summer is over. But too much sun can be dangerous. Even with sunscreen and other measures to protect against sunburn, you and your family could still be at risk. Sunstroke is a serious, sometimes life-threatening, condition brought on   …Continue Reading


5 Easy Ways to Increase Water Intake

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According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 78-percent of American adults drink less than the recommended 8-cups or 2-liters of water per day. In fact, 43-percent drink less than just half that amount. While the actual amount of water a person needs varies according to several factors—size, activity level, environment, etc.—the general consensus is   …Continue Reading