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On The Go Wellness Chiropractor Miami: The 8 Dimensions of Wellness: National Recovery Month
Mental Health
Dr. Nichole A. Walz

National Recovery Month: 5 Ways for You or Your Loved One to Keep Your Head Up in Recovery

September is a month that is near and dear to my heart for more reasons than just the return of the Pumpkin Spice Latte (though I’d be lying if I said that wasn’t a factor). September is National Recovery Month. National Recovery Month is “a national observance held every September to promote and support new evidence-based treatment and recovery practices, the nation’s strong and proud recovery community, and the dedication of service providers and communities who make recovery in all its forms possible. (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, National Recovery Month 2022)”

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On The Go Wellness Chiropractor Miami: Herniated Discs-Coping Mechanisms-Part 2
Mental Health
Dr. Nichole A. Walz

Coping Mechanisms: Part II

Hello again, my dears! Today I’m popping in to follow up on something we began discussing in June and then realized it was such an important (and lengthy) topic it deserved a two-part series; unhealthy coping mechanisms, their causes, and their alternatives.
As you probably know, June is LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transexual, and Queer) Pride Month! Here in Miami we have a great LGBTQ community full of influencers, activists, and just overall a vibrant and welcoming group of people.

To recap, in June we discussed unhealthy coping mechanisms and their potential causes. Some of the unhealthy mechanisms we covered were over/undereating, excessive alcohol consumption, impulse shopping, and watching too much tv. We explored how these habits had several potential causes in common. Often things like boredom, stress, depression, distress intolerance (feeling incapable of handling distressing feelings and looking to numb them),or lacking a sense of accomplishment/purpose can be responsible for some or all of your unhealthy habits rendering them unhealthy coping mechanisms.
As you probably know, June is LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transexual, and Queer) Pride Month! Here in Miami we have a great LGBTQ community full of influencers, activists, and just overall a vibrant and welcoming group of people.

However, new month, new you, right? So today we want to discuss the alternatives. The light side, so to say.

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On The Go Wellness Chiropractor Miami: Herniated Discs-Coping Mechanisms-Part 1
Mental Health
Dr. Nichole A. Walz

Coping Mechanisms: Part One

And we’re back with more Mental Health Awareness content, just in time to close out the month. Today, I wanted to talk about something that doesn’t get talked about enough; struggling with mental health does NOT always look the same. It isn’t always obvious, and it doesn’t always look like someone crying and struggling to get out of bed. In reality, sometimes you don’t even know you’re struggling until you’re too far in.

So how can you catch yourself struggling before it gets bad? And what can you do about it? Take a look at your coping mechanisms. Be critical of the ways in which you seek joy, and spend your time, ask yourself if there’s anything you’re avoiding, ask yourself if you’re proud of your current habits. You may find that you’re utilizing unhealthy coping mechanisms, in which case it would be beneficial to dig deeper. Here are just some ways this can show up in your daily life:

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On The Go Wellness Chiropractor Miami: Herniated Discs-5 Ways To Prioritize Mental Health
Mental Health
Dr. Nichole A. Walz

5 Small Ways to Prioritize Your Mental Health 

Another year, another Mental Health Awareness Month (that’s May). While the observance doesn’t change, the ways in which we honor it do. In every season of life, and every year of our ever evolving world, mental health – and our experiences – evolve too. In 2022, the world is recovering from a devastating pandemic (that is not fully over, by the way), and dealing with a burnout epidemic as well as a change in the way the world views work.

The pandemic as well as new technology created a shift in the way we work; we work more, we work longer, and we often work from home. Current and recent world events have added stress, and new challenges to the way we maintain our mental health. It’s a hard world out there, and our mental health has suffered because of it. That’s just the hard reality.

So we have less time, more things to worry about, and in many cases less resources to care for ourselves. How can we prioritize our mental health? Here’s the thing; there are always things you can do to prioritize your mental health. Here are just a few small ways you can take action any day:

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