Embracing Mental Health Awareness Week: A Journey of Understanding and Support
As Mental Health Awareness Week approaches, it’s an opportune moment to reflect on the significance of mental well-being in our lives and communities. This annual event serves as a reminder of the importance of prioritizing mental health, reducing stigma, and fostering a culture of understanding and support. 
Desire is Social
Few people question why we want the things we want. We assume we want things because we authentically want them. But desire, a uniquely human domain, is inherently social. We want what other people want, because we are gregarious creatures. We are constantly seeking external inspiration and validation as a result of collective thought. In essence, we rely on others to show us how to live. 
Your Holiday Survival Guide
Effective stress and anxiety management are crucial for conquering the anxiety that can come with the holiday season. By employing these helpful strategies and having Dolce Far Niente by your side, you'll be able to conquer any stressors that come your way.
The Cortisol Curve
Battling stress is integral to our well-being. In order to effectively manage stress and achieve a balanced life, it is crucial to understand how cortisol, the "stress hormone," impacts our health. Cortisol is a hormone released by the adrenal glands, influencing functions like metabolism, immune response, and blood pressure. It follows a distinct pattern known as the cortisol curve, which reveals the natural rhythm of cortisol secretion.
The Abundance vs. Scarcity Mindset
The abundance mindset and the scarcity mindset are two different ways of approaching life and its opportunities. The abundance mindset is characterized by a belief that there is more than enough for everyone and that opportunities and resources are abundant. This mindset leads to a feeling of positivity, hope, and optimism, and it allows people to take risks and pursue their dreams without fear of failure.