With the latest news of the spread of the Coronavirus, there has been an increase in symptoms of stress, anxiety, panic, and fear.
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The New Year is a great time to let go of the past and begin anew, and that’s why many of us make resolutions. Unfortunately, most resolutions are disregarded by Spring. If you want to make – and keep – your New Year’s resolutions, here are three things you must do: 1. Put the Past […]
The holiday carols are singing, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year!” How do you feel about the holiday season? Is it always wonderful? Or not so much? The holidays are filled with stress, expectations, and the pressure to be happy and make others happy. (Even if it is the furthest feeling from the truth.) […]
As Westerners, we are taught at an early age to think things through. This helps us develop our cognitive reasoning abilities. However, often people can get stuck in “their heads” and overthink. When we are stressed or anxious, we tend to worry and ruminate on the problem.
Everybody dreams; we usually have 5 dreams per night, yet some of us never remember our dreams. The reason for this is often a lack of interest and awareness of how beneficial working on our dreams can be. Recorded dreamwork goes back to Assyrian-Babylonian times and can be found in Egyptian hieroglyphics and the Bible (over 700 recorded […]
Oftentimes, people struggle with owning their power and feeling that they are worthy to be alive. Such limiting beliefs are at the core of low self-esteem. I believe we all can go through times of challenging situations. These, however, may never cause you to doubt your right to be alive in the world. Therefore, this […]
For many of us, when we think of a treat or a reward, our minds turn to food: our favorite chocolate cake at the local bakery, or a big, cheesy slice of pizza. If food doesn’t do it for you, you might want to reward yourself with some other unhealthy habit such as expensive purchases […]
Unfortunately, being a survivor of trauma or abuse is exceedingly common. According to the National Children’s Alliance, nearly 700,000 children are abused in the U.S. annually. And according to the Center for Disease Control’s 2017 National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey, nearly 1 in 4 adult women and approximately 1 in 7 adult men […]
If you or a loved one have gone through a program in a drug or alcohol rehabilitation center, you know that much of the time spent in rehab focuses on preparing you for your move back home. This can be a dangerous and scary transition if you’re unprepared. Although throughout your stay in rehab you’ve […]
Anxiety is a natural dialogue between our mind and body. It’s a red flag that something might be going on in our surroundings that requires our attention. For most of us, anxiety is an uncomfortable but fleeting feeling that pops up on occasion during particularly stressful times. For some, anxiety may be more present and […]