What People Do to Recover from Sexual Abuse

Posted By: on March 15, 2018
 Sexual abuse is one of the most traumatic things that can happen to a person. Sexual abuse taints the sex life of the survivor, sometimes destroying what is meant to give them pleasure and they are supposed to enjoy. When people are unable to recover from sexual abuse, they can have difficulty creating healthy, fulfilling relationships. This is what some people do to recover from sexual abuse.Seek Professional Help and Support from Loved OnesRecovery from sexual abuse is easier with help.

Dealing With Relationship Anxiety

Posted By: on March 07, 2018
 Being in a relationship can make us feel vulnerable. You are opening yourself up to someone emotionally and that can cause stress, especially if you have been hurt in previous relationships.While some anxiety is a relationship is normal, sometimes it can become overwhelming or even harmful to you or your relationship. If you feel that you are experiencing anxiety that could be damaging in some way, you may want to find practical ways of easing your anxiety and working through the stress th

Dealing with Divorce: A Few Ideas to Help

Posted By: on February 14, 2018
 Divorce is never simple. Sometimes, you have done everything you can to salvage the relationship, and - in the end - divorce feels like the best option for you, your spouse, or for the both of you.Suddenly, you are completely separating from a person that you promised you would always love, honor, and cherish until death do you part. Divorce can take a serious toll on your mental and emotional health. It is important to care for yourself - and find the help that you need - during this time

Some Thoughts for Healing from Grief and Loss

Posted By: on January 31, 2018
Losing someone you love is one of the most painful experiences in life. Healing is never simple. Accepting that life will never be as it was is a very difficult task. Here are some thoughts we hope will offer a touch of comfort through this painful time.Making Room for Your PainOf course, there will be times when you suppress or ignore the pain that you feel. That’s part of the grieving process. And at other times, when you’re ready, try allowing (accepting) the pain you feel, letting it be

Learning to Care for the Wounded Parts of Yourself

Posted By: on January 17, 2018
 Whenever we have disappointments and heartbreaks in our life, we feel wounded and we feel that pain. We sometimes want to seclude ourselves from others and stay in our wounds. Remaining in our wounds does not help improve life. Caring for yourself is what you need to do to help you heal.Do the Small Things to Care for YourselfDoing small things that bring you some joy and/or self-care can help you feel better about life, even if it is in that moment. Being kind to yourself in the moment ca

Dealing with Stress on the Job

Posted By: on January 03, 2018
Even when we have jobs and careers that we enjoy, stress can consume our work.There are always deadlines to be met, sales to be made, or customers that you needto make happier. There are any number of difficulties that can bring stress into thework part of our lives. Job-related stress can make life unbearable and can makeanyone unhappy, but there are some simple things that you can do to ease stresswhile you are working.Be Sure to Take BreaksAll of the time, we get into the mindset that we have

The Benefit of Helping Others During the Holiday Season

Posted By: on December 20, 2017
The holiday season has themes of love, joy, and peace. Even though we have these lovely notions, many of us (understandably) get stuck in the mindset of rushing to meet our own needs. We sometimes forget to take the time to help others.  We sometimes feel we “should” be focused on helping meet other peoples’ needs. But often, our own busyness gets in the way. However, it’s still important throughout the season to take the time to show people that you care.Helping Others Creates a Sense

How to Prevent Holiday Stress

Posted By: on December 06, 2017
While the songs may say that this is the happiest time of the year, it can sometimes be the most stressful time of the year. With holiday parties and traditions - cards to send out, gifts to purchase, and meals to cook - the holiday season can feel overwhelming. The stress of the season can often be very difficult for anyone to deal with. Here are some things that you can do to ease holiday stress and even prevent it in the first place. Remember that You Have the Ability to Say NoWhen friends a

The Importance of Slowing Down

Posted By: on November 15, 2017
We live in a culture that encourages busyness. If your day isn’t filled with a million things to do, people will think that you are somehow wasting life. However, in all this busyness, there isn’t time to just be calm and relax.Time to be calm and quiet is absolutely vital for mental health. It can give you the ability to reflect on the events that happen throughout the day and decompress.Busyness Can Get Out of ControlOne of the reasons that we get too busy is that we have a difficult time

Therapy is a Slow and Steady Process

Posted By: on November 01, 2017
 Unfortunately, we live in a world of quick fixes. We want things to be done right away. Many people feel that if we do not see results right away, it simply isn’t working properly. When it comes to therapy, many clients have thought that they would come into their very first session and have some gigantic “eureka” moment when their thought processes and behaviors would change and they would immediately be living a happier life. However, therapy is not an instant process. For real progre