7 Ways Having a Pet Can Improve Your Mental health


For centuries, people have found love and companionship in animals. Pet owners give so much to their animals, but what do they get in return? Watch this video to find out how having a pet can benefit your mental health.

If you enjoyed this video you love animals, we have another video on the difference between cat people and dog people: https://youtu.be/Kwy3BkR3rVE

You can read the article here: https://psych2go.net/7-ways-having-a-…

In Brief: Early Childhood Mental Health

Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University

Science tells us that the foundations of sound mental health are built early in life. Early experiences—including children’s relationships with parents, caregivers, relatives, teachers, and peers—interact with genes to shape the architecture of the developing brain. Disruptions in this developmental process can impair a child’s capacities for learning and relating to others, with lifelong implications.

This edition of the In Brief series explains how improving children’s environments of relationships and experiences early in life can prevent initial difficulties from destabilizing later development and mental health. The 5-minute video provides an overview of Establishing a Level Foundation for Life: Mental Health Begins in Early Childhood, a working paper by the National Scientific Council on the Developing Child.

Read more: http://developingchild.harvard.edu/re…

For more information on the Center on the Developing Child, please visit: http://developingchild.harvard.edu/

How Mental Health Affects Your Relationships

Mary Jo Rapini

Your mental health bleeds into every aspect of your life – your job, family, and your relationships. If you’re struggling with your partner, it may be time to evaluate your mental health. This video explains the importance of keeping yourself mentally healthy for the good of your relationship.

Mary Jo Rapini, MEd, LPC is a psychotherapist, specializing in intimacy, parenting, body image, and relationships. Reaction Reset is a self-help series that explains the psychology behind why we react negatively and how we can begin to make a positive change.

Subscribe for a new episode every other Wednesday! Download PDF activities from my site for more help! https://www.maryjorapini.com/reaction… Visit my website: http://www.maryjorapini.com

How Sleep Affects Your Emotions

It’s not just your imagination — you’re more irritable when you’re low on zzzzs. Sleep scientist Matt Walker explains how our nightly slumber affects the emotional centers in our brains, and why we can think of sleep as first aid for our feelings. Sleeping with Science, a TED series, uncovers the facts and secrets behind our nightly slumber. Check out more episodes on TED.com: https://go.ted.com/sleepingwithscience

Open For Suggestions!

You may have noticed this week that I have not been writing posts. Instead I have been using motivational messages.

At the moment I am at an impasse for ideas for my blog. This is where, you the reader/follow can help!

I am asking for your suggestions on ideas I could use for things to write.

You can suggest one, two, or even more. I will read every one and hopefully use each idea.

So dear reader, how about it? Do you have suggestion/s for this blogger? Looking forward to hearing from you!

Motivational Poem- “Don’t Quit-Jill Wolf”

Don’t quit when the tide is lowest,
For it’s just about to turn;
Don’t quit over doubts and questions,
For there’s something you may learn.
Don’t quit when the night is darkest,
For it’s just a while ’til dawn;
Don’t quit when you’ve run the farthest,
For the race is almost won.
Don’t quit when the hill is steepest,
For your goal is almost nigh;
Don’t quit, for you’re not a failure
Until you fail to try.

Grieving & Mental Health

No one can tell you what to expect or can offer a guide to grief. Because every relationship is so unique, no two people grieve the same way. And you have no idea how you are going to grieve till you are grieving. Alysia Reiner

I am writing this post because of two people who have passed away. One was the only survivor sibling of my best friend. He was also my friend and he always made me feel like part of his family. His passing was suddenly and unexpected this past December 2021.

Then this past week a neighbor and good friend also died unexpected. We were looking forward to him coming home from the hospital. He was admitted to have a toe taken care of. He lost the toe and part of his foot. He passed away two days before the day of his discharge.

Grief in one form of another is part of life, something that everyone will be touched with. There is not one type of grieving, we all go through grief in our own very personal and private ways.

I was given the following about grief. It is written from a personal experience.


You need to get over it

Been grieving for too long

Time to put it behind you

Time that you moved on

How I hate those words

They don’t know how I feel

I am not seeking attention

The pain inside is real

I did not choose to feel this way

But my heart was broken in two

I was left in a world of pain

I did not know what to do

To scared to say your name

For fear of what they say

I am trying my best

But the pain will always stay

Everyone will grieve

Its just part of life

We all will do it our way

that’s the way it has to be

No one else can stop this

Its all down to me

I will deal with it

Alone in my own time

Yes there will be good and bad days

Surely that’s not a crime

It won’t happen over night

Yes it may take years

Yes I may lock myself away

And cry a lot of tears

But one day I will get there

And learn to move on

Its my rite to grieve

Its natural its not wrong

Author Unknown

So dear reader, grieving is personal. Have you dealt with grief? How did you manage the process? I would like to hear your thoughts on this. Share with us in the comment section!