Mental Health as a Creative

When offering perspectives on the downfall of unsung artists and creatives who abandoned their passions for long periods of time, the public is usually told that drugs or mental illness caused these people such difficulties. However, while drug users are usually revered and respected for admitting to their problems, many will shun and shame those who admit to having a mental illness outside of depression … Continue reading Mental Health as a Creative

Say SUP to Stand Up Paddleboarding

For those who wish they had the agility and patience for surfing, fret not. The rapidly growing sport of stand up paddleboarding may be for you. Although standing up while paddling can be traced back thousands of years, the actual sport gained attention about 10 years ago, according to SUP World Mag. The origins may be a little hazy, with people citing a famous surfer … Continue reading Say SUP to Stand Up Paddleboarding

Chickens For Seniors

    Therapy animals, also known as emotional support animals, can help improve a patient’s social, emotional, and mental function. Individuals often find comfort in these animals when they are unable to find comfort in anything or anyone else. Dogs are commonly used as therapy animals because they are easy to train and have great instincts about themselves and their owners. Other animals can be … Continue reading Chickens For Seniors

2 Brothers, 2 Tumors, 1 Battle

Aaron and Andrew Eunice are two brothers from Cook County who are Christians, play sports, love the Georgia Bulldogs, and were both diagnosed with rare brain tumors within weeks of each other. Craniopharyngioma is a benign brain tumor that begins near the pituitary gland and occurs more often in young children and older adults. The pituitary gland controls hormone production and output in the brain … Continue reading 2 Brothers, 2 Tumors, 1 Battle

Identifying Learning Disorders

A learning disability is a neurological disorder that is used as an umbrella term for a wide variety of problems. However, learning disabilities are not correlated to intelligence or motivation, for those who are diagnosed simply have brains that are wired differently. This difference affects how one receives and processes information and requires one to be taught in a manner tailored to an individual learning … Continue reading Identifying Learning Disorders