Suicide rates typically increase in the Northern Hemisphere during late Spring and Summer, and that’s why May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Sadly, due to the COVID19 pandemic, suicide rates are set to get worse.
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 […]