What Does Mental Health Mean?

What does mental health mean? - alchemy wellness in richmond va

Mental health is a complex and multifaceted concept that encompasses various aspects of our well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act in our daily lives. Understanding mental health is crucial for promoting overall wellness and preventing the onset of mental health disorders. In this article, we will explore the definition of mental health, […]

4 Key Tricks to Raise Resilience

Mental resilience

Resilience is a huge buzz word these days— but what even is it? Resilience, in its most simple form, is your flexibility.  It’s how well you stand back up after being knocked down— or how you weather stress.  It’s no wonder that we’re hearing about it— well, everywhere. Here are some quick and easy tips to help you […]

How Does Ketamine Work?

How does ketamine work? - alchemy wellness in richmond va

Ketamine is an anesthetic medication that has been used for decades for sedation during invasive body procedures. However, in recent years, it has gained popularity as a treatment option for depression, anxiety, and other mental health conditions.

5 Tips for Better Sleep

Better sleep tips

According to the National Institute of Health, more than 100 million American report difficulty falling asleep. As sleep disorders continue to rise, so does its impact on physical and mental health. In response to Sleep Awareness Week, here are five tips for better sleep. Cultivate a space for sleep Good design is not just for […]

5 Ways to Cope with the Winter Blues

5 ways to cope with the winter blues

It’s the season of new beginnings! There’s hope on the horizon! So, Why do you feel glum? Let’s be honest, January can be a very stressful and isolating month. Not only is it cold and dark, but it’s also the month that marks the holiday season’s close — perhaps a complete cluster or too good […]

Mental Health Innovator: Michele Zehr


ECOTHERAPY MICHELE ZEHR CENTER FOR EARTH-BASED HEALING Written by Rachel Featherstone Ecotherapy is defined by Michele Zehr as “anything we do that connects us to the more-than-human world in a healing capacity. It includes a wide array of nature-based healing modalities — both clinical and non-clinical — such as outdoor meditations, gardening therapy, spending time […]

How to Support a Loved One with Mental Illness


Loving someone with chronic mental illness or pain is difficult.  There’s a sense of helplessness, watching someone you love endure a heavy burden. The experience is more common than you would expect. In 2017, 17.3 million American adults experienced at least one episode of Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) in the past year (National Institute of Health). […]

Organization For Mental Wellness


Written by Rachel Featherstone, NP Few of us enjoy organizing–we’re much more likely to view it as a task, onerous and (occasionally) necessary. Let’s re-frame that negative thought and instead view organizing as an extension of mindfulness. When living and working spaces are neat, clean, and free of clutter, we feel so much more at ease. […]

Relaxing Breath

Relaxing breath

4:7:8 Breath Method A mental health and wellness tip How do you make the most of your ketamine experience? We recognize the value of “set and setting”. Set refers to an open mindset, while setting pertains to the physical and/or social environment. In a nutshell, it is important that individuals are in relaxed and calm […]