Imagine a 33-year-old woman. She had just gone through the breakup of a three-year relationship that was even more devastating to her than her divorce almost 10 years earlier. She had lost not only a boyfriend. She had lost her best friend, the one she talked to every day, the one she leaned on. And … Read moreStigma Be Gone: Seeking Counseling More Common These Days
Grief and loss are a natural part of being human. At some point, we all experience the loss of something or someone we love, and it’s only natural to feel devastated afterwards. Feelings of grief and loss can arise from many situations, like the death of a pet or loved one, a breakup or divorce, … Read moreWhen Grief and Loss Happens to You
Standing up for yourself in the adolescents phase of like, and being assertive, is an important part of communication. As Psychology Today points out, what you’re doing when you stand up for yourself is saying that you matter. You’re saying that your needs matter, and your perspective should be considered. However, if you’ve done that, … Read moreIf Your Friends Don’t Respect You, They Aren’t Your Friends
In the modern world, we regularly have to deal with change as well as a constant stream of new information. Anxiety is becoming more and more prevalent. With things like smart phones and the Internet, it’s the easiest it’s ever been to find yourself overwhelmed by — well, words. Tech 21 Century says , “people receive every day … Read moreToday’s Anxiety
According to the counseling website BetterHelp, grief is considered a normal reaction to a loss. The loss can be either someone or something you loved and cared about deeply. For example, pet owners often suffer the same amount of grief over losing their pet as they would losing a loved one. Grief can impact a … Read moreGrief and Loss: How to Deal With the Loss of a Loved One
Getting a teenager to talk to an adult is tricky. Blasting through a thousand texts a day, your teen suddenly has dry mouth when you ask how their day went. Parents want to be involved emotionally with their teenage children but it is frustrating receiving the cold shoulder every time. Here are seven ways to … Read more7 Ways to Get Your Teen to Talk
When a relationship ends, often times we accumulate resentments, pain and heartbreak from our failed journey toward happily ever after. If we are not careful, we carry those resentments and pain forward into future relationships, maybe even without being aware of it. All of these emotions can lend to becoming fearful to move on from … Read moreWhy Do we need Re-marital Therapy?
What is Anxiety? Generally, anxiety is a feeling of nervousness, worry and dread about something over which you have no control? In psychology, anxiety is defined as a nervous disorder characterized by a state of excessive uneasiness and apprehension. Mental side-effects of anxiety include insomnia, embarrassment or a rapid heartbeat, while physical side-effects include trouble eating, … Read moreWhat is Anxiety and When Should You Seek Help?
People do not become addicts overnight. Instead there are four specific stages that result in the disease. Understanding the signs that occur when someone becomes addicted helps you understand, cope and, hopefully, assist the individual. The more you know about substance abuse issues, the more likely you will be successful in communicating with the addict … Read moreIdentifying the Stages of Addiction
When you are focusing on your immune system, you may think they only factors are diet and exercise. Though these can be huge factors in how your immune system handles issues in the body, they are not the only things to change. You also need to focus on your mental and emotional health as well. … Read moreHow Mental Health and Depression Affect Your Immune System