Give Your Mental Health a Tune-Up

We all know that if we don’t take care of our cars with regular maintenance, we may find ourselves veering off the road at some point when we least expect it. We all know, too, that we have to take care of our physical bodies with regular exercise, healthy eating, and...

How to Stay Calm and Carry On

Since ancient times, our brains have been wired to let us know when we’re in danger. It’s a system that’s kept us alive for generations, telling our bodies when to be vigilant and poised for defense. Only now, instead of a wooly mammoth about to attack us, it’s an...

Why Is ‘Good Enough’ Not Enough for You?

If you’re like many of us, somewhere, maybe deep within you, there’s a nagging doubt that you’re not up to the mark. Sometime in your childhood a teacher scolded you, a parent chastised you, a friend made fun of you. And those negative messages stick, often with more...

Are You Too Hard on Yourself?

Some people find it easy enough to follow the adage, “Judge not, lest ye be judged.” They wouldn’t dream of criticizing others for the most part. But when it comes to themselves, they’re not as compassionate. They judge themselves as inadequate and even berate...

How to Have a Happy Thanksgiving

This year it’s a special challenge to have a happy thanksgiving. You’d think that after more than a year of semi-isolation, people would be grateful to get together again. And we are. But the constant threat of a potentially fatal virus and an unstable economic and...

How to Get Relief from Anxiety

  We’ve talked about coping with an anxiety disorder—controlling your thoughts, journaling, managing emotions, and practicing peacefulness. While these coping mechanisms certainly help, the fact is, anxiety can be with you for the long-term. That’s because there...

Coping with Anxiety Disorder

If you have an anxiety disorder, you can at least be comforted by the fact that it is relatively common, and you are not alone. But sleeplessness, racing thoughts, depression, headaches, panic attacks—these are things you share with others who have an anxiety...

High Anxiety – Do You Have It?

Sometimes it seems that in these times, you’d be crazy NOT to have high anxiety. There is so much to feel anxious about. But if you have an anxiety disorder, your day-to-day life is impacted by your disorder. You might find it difficult to focus on your work, you may...

Are You Codependent?

Codependency is sometimes difficult to pinpoint because there’s a wide range of behavior associated with it. The one common denominator is that codependency causes distress. So how do you know if you’re codependent?   Your childhood situation was toxic. You grew...