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Ryan Henderson is a magician and mental health advocate.

How to Have a Better Life — 2 Things You Absolutely MUST Do

If you’re wondering how to have a better life, you have to understand one thing — it’s not what you have on the outside but how you feel on the inside that leads to a better life. Life really is such a precious blessing. It flies by so fast, and I think it is very important to try and get the most out of this journey… 

4 Common Panic Attack Triggers

If you are a person who deals with anxiety on a daily basis, it can be hard to identify your panic attack triggers. I think every human being experiences panic attacks at some point in their life, and I, being a person prone to having anxiety, can say that panic attacks have been quite tumultuous at various times and seasons in my life.  There are… 

Does Synthetic Urine Work?

Unless you are a person who uses drugs on a regular basis and is having to pass a drug test for whatever reason, the question “does synthetic urine work?” has probably never crossed your mind.  It’s a fact that drug abuse is running rampant in the world today, especially in the workplace. I mention the workplace because of its relevance in regards to employees, whether… 

How To Stop Taking Drugs — I Had to Learn the Hard Way

If you’re wondering how to stop taking drugs, here’s what you need to know. I’d like to say first that this is coming from the perspective of a person in recovery. Many people can take drugs and stop taking drugs on their own terms and who aren’t in fact real addicts or alcoholics.  This is for the person who has run out of options and… 

Why Is Being Sober So Boring?

I hear it all the time — why is being sober so boring? It’s a legitimate question, especially because many people find that not being sober is tons of fun, that drinking or using drugs is the best way to enjoy yourself — or at the very least, to pass the time. I am not here to condone drug use, nor am I here to… 

Rigid Boundaries | What They Are and Why You Need Them

Rigid boundaries are anything that marks a border in your life that you’re not willing to make any changes to or allow anyone to cross no matter what. Boundaries exist regardless of whether or not the line is real or imagined. Rigid personal boundaries are limits, guidelines, or rules a person creates in order to identify safe and reasonable ways for other people to behave… 

Tramadol Withdrawal Can Be As Bad As Heroin Withdrawal (or Worse)

Tramadol is an opioid painkiller with a lot of abuse potential, which means that Tramadol withdrawal can be similar to withdrawal from any other opioid, like OxyContin or even heroin. Tramadol is labeled as a Schedule IV controlled substance by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). I have been prescribed this medication for long periods of time while going through a rotator cuff injury. Although I… 

High Functioning Bipolar Disorder | You CAN Live a Normal Life

High-functioning bipolar disorder means a person is living with bipolar disorder but is still able to live a normal life, usually through the use of medication and some form of therapy, like Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. Diagnosing a mental health disorder can be a complicated process. Many people go their entire lives with an untreated mental health disorder and miss out on the freedom that can… 

Overcoming Anxiety | 7 Healthy Methods That Actually Work

Overcoming anxiety is one of the most difficult things I’ve ever experienced. The everyday demands of life, between paying bills, working, staying connected to family, and trying to stay healthy, can turn any person’s life into nothing short of an anxious mess. You might be a person who has dealt with anxiety all their lives, or maybe this is something new only to your adult… 

High Functioning Depression | What It Is, How It Feels, and Signs of HFD

Here are some of the signs that either you or a loved one might be living with high functioning depression (HFD). Nearly every person will experience some form of depression in their lifetime, and you can even safely say that every living human knows at least one person who is living in what the medical community calls “high functioning depression.” It is important to note…