How to Get Through Tough Times

Posted By: on April 26, 2017
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When life gets tough, it can seem like it’s almost impossible to get through. Waking up day after day when you’re stressed, depressed, angry, or confused about a difficult situation can drain you. Thankfully, tough times don’t last forever and there are ways to make getting through them a little easier. Find an OutletBeing stressed, sad, or angry over something in your life is totally normal. However, you don’t want it to take over your life. Finding an outlet for your stress, sadness, o

How Therapy Helps with Grief

Posted By: on April 19, 2017
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Everyone would love for life to be easy and happy all the time, where only good things happen. Unfortunately, bad things are just a part of life. There will be times in your life when you’ll experience deep sorrow and sadness and grief. Grief often comes after a big loss, like the death of a friend, family member, or loved one. It can even come from a smaller loss, like getting laid off or having a friend move away. While grief is a natural experience, it can also interfere with your life.

How Money Creates Anxiety and How to Cope

Posted By: on April 12, 2017
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There are some things in life that are more stressful than others—losing a job, moving, divorce. However, few things are more stressful for people than money issues. Whether you have a lot or a little, money can cause problems. It’s the number one stressor in the United States. In fact, money stresses people out so much that it actually has a name. Psychologists use the term money anxiety disorder (MAD) to describe constant worry about finances. When someone doesn’t have enough money, they

The Difference Between Sadness and Depression

Posted By: on April 05, 2017
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Everyone gets sad sometimes. It could just be a rainy day where nothing goes right or a bigger loss, like a breakup or a death in the family. Feeling low is a normal part of being human. However, people often confuse sadness for depression, or explain away their depression as sadness. Here are some ways to tell the difference between sadness and depression and what to do about both. Depression and sadness aren’t opposites, but they are different. Feeling extremely sad or experiencing major gr

Part 2: But Don’t Forget to Love Your Sad and Angry Parts, Too

Posted By: on March 29, 2017
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We’ve talked about how focusing on appreciation and positivity can help you feel better. Practicing gratitude will help you see how much you already have, rather than focusing on what you don’t. It can lessen anxiety and feelings of depression and strengthen your relationships. Choosing to be positive and look on the bright side can help you be happier and cope with negative situations when they inevitably arise. However, you can’t expect yourself to be perfectly positive and grateful all

Part 1: How to Feel Better by Focusing on Appreciation and Positivity

Posted By: on March 22, 2017
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When you’re feeling down, you may have trouble getting yourself out of it. People try several things to make them themselves feel better when they’re in a funk. Shopping, eating, sleeping and drinking are all common coping mechanisms for the blues. Unfortunately, they’re usually ineffective: They may make you feel better in the moment, but after a while, you’ll go back to feeling sad. Thankfully, there are simple, healthy ways to help you feel better.One way is to focus on positivity. Po

How Mental Health Issues Can Impact Your Physical Health

Posted By: on March 15, 2017
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Many of us grew up learning about health strictly in terms of physical health—making sure your body was healthy. However, we now know that health is comprised of a number of things, including mental and emotional wellbeing. Being healthy means our minds, hearts and bodies are in good condition. Especially since issues with mental health can actually impact your physical health, as well. As it turns out, physical health and mental health are closely related. People in good physical condition a

How to Self-Soothe (No Extra Food or Alcohol Needed)

Posted By: on March 08, 2017
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 When you’re upset, angry and anxious, you need a coping mechanism to help you calm down. Self-soothing utilizes the five senses to help you calm down and feel better. However, there are ways of self-soothing that may be harmful. Relying on alcohol, drugs, or even food to cope can lead to addiction. Here are healthy ways to self-soothe when you feel stressed.Look at NatureNature, plants, and sunlight all help lower your anxiety levels. Take a walk outside, buy yourself some flowers for your h

How to Get a Good Night’s Sleep

Posted By: on March 01, 2017
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Getting enough sleep is crucial to feeling good physically, mentally and emotionally. People who don’t get enough sleep are more likely to suffer physically and experience both anxiety and depression. Most Americans get an average of 6 hours of sleep a night, less than the recommended seven to nine. Even when you do fall asleep, you may not get a lot of real rest if you spend the whole night tossing and turning. However, taking medication to help you sleep every day is not the only habit that

Learning to Love Your Rough Edges

Posted By: on February 24, 2017
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We all have parts of ourselves we don’t necessarily like. It may be easy to love your great sense of humor, compassion or friendliness, but there are other things about yourself that you probably find harder to love. You most likely aren’t proud of your temper or tendency to procrastinate. However, if you want to love yourself fully, you need to learn to love your rough edges, too. Unconditional love doesn’t require you to be perfect, so you don’t have to completely change or lose all yo