Health & Wellness Topics

Self-Esteem: What You Can Do To Improve It

Featured image: Self-Esteem Cliparts #251081 http://clipart-library.com/clipart/109882.htm Confidence is a precious psychological resource and usually has a highly crucial factor in one’s life. It is closely related to achievements, good relationships, and satisfaction. Having little self-regard can lead people to depression, fall short of their potential, or tolerate abusive relationships and situations. On the other hand, […]

How To Cope With Eating Disorders During COVID-19

Image Credit: Credit: Des – stock.adobe.com Copyright: ©Des – stock.adobe.com According to the American Psychiatric Association, someone with an Eating Disorder (ED) will experience disturbances in their eating habits. The disorders will also affect how people think and feel about eating, food, and spend a lot of time and energy thinking about food and how much they […]

What To Know About Telehealth Appointments

With the recent closing down of public buildings and institutions, restaurants, gyms, museums, and more to slow down the spread of COVID-19 it has increased some people to feel isolated and anxiety stemming from the situation we are currently in. Telehealth can offer several benefits like convenience and better accessibility. Telemedicine uses technology during your […]

Pica And Other Types Of Eating Disorders

Pica is when a person craves or eats nonfood items like sand, ice chips, dirt, clay, hair, burnt matches, chalk, soap, coins, or paint chips. Most medical guides consider pica as an eating disorder. Some pregnant women will develop pica during pregnancy. We will discuss what pica is and other types of eating disorders and […]

Can A Smile Really Make A Difference?

There’s a good reason why some people will tell you to turn that frown upside down, even though that is not always what we want to hear. Studies have shown that just the act of smiling can lift your mood, lower stress, boost your immune system, and could even prolong your life. You might be […]

10 Ways To Do To Start Your Day Off Better

Do you ever feel like your day was rushed since you woke up? Snoozing your alarm, skipping breakfast, and rushing yourself out of the door can make the rest of your day feel chaotic. That is because the tone of your morning will determine the tone of the rest of your day, so planning ahead […]

10 Tips To Get You Out Of Bed

There are just some days you don’t feel like getting out of bed. There are many psychological reasons why a person may not have the energy or motivation to get out of bed. We are going to go over ten tips and tricks to get yourself up and going once you wake up in the […]

Welcome Natalie!

We would like to welcome Natalie Valle to the team! Natalie is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and specializes in providing therapy in trauma, depression, anxiety, EMDR trained, play therapy, life transitions, couples, family, individual, groups, and more. Check out her profile on our website at www.afcwichita.com or call us at 316-636-2888 to schedule an appointment.

Having Issues With Sleepiness?

Sleepiness from time to time is completely normal after a long day, but when does it become abnormal? An article by Jon Johnson on Medical New Today discusses how excessive sleepiness can make normal daily activities difficult for people. There are more common causes like not getting enough sleep or poor quality sleep, but in some cases, […]

Four Questions To Ask Yourself If You’re Getting Burnt Out

A very informative and interesting article was written by Michael Musker about workplace stress. As he states, we all get burnout from work from time to time. We know the term (emotionally) burnout as the meaning of being so stressed out that it causes exhaustion, negative feelings, and hatred towards your job. The article states […]

Depression and Your Loved Ones

No one is “immune” to depression. If you have a family history of depression, then it could be the complete opposite, but that’s not what today’s blog is about. According to  The National Institute of Mental Health, 7.1% of adults just in the United States may experience depression in a given year. Today, the blog will […]

Steps To Reduce Harmful Stress

An interesting read from The New York Times suggests that chronic stress can cause issues such as insomnia, high blood pressure, depression, metabolic disease, and weight gain that can be related to stress. A lot of people can be oblivious to the effect stress can have on their bodies, but we cannot avoid it. Studies have shown […]