Category Archives: Anxiety

4 Myths About Self-Esteem

1. Myth: You either have self-esteem or you don’t. Self-esteem can seem so elusive and out of reach that many deem themselves fated to a life of low self worth. They imagine some have the gift of loving themselves through amazing parents, perfect childhoods, or fortunate genetics, and that they have lost the lottery on […]

Signs of Serious Relationship Problems

Instead of arguing or ignoring problems read the signs and take effective action Good relationships run smoothly and enable you to enjoy your life, work, and activities beyond the relationship. You’re not always worrying or talking about it. Like a smooth-running car, you don’t have to keep repairing it. You may have disagreements and get […]

How to Deal With Setbacks and Challenges

We all have to face setbacks in our life from time to time, whether in our personal relationships or in our careers. But some people tend to deal with setbacks and challenges better than others. It is interesting to look at the ways in which people cope. Psychologists have identified three broad ways of coping […]

Is Comparison Really the Thief of Joy?

Hikers on the Appalachian trail have the motto “hike your own hike”– that is, resist the urge to compare how many miles you cover in a day to how far other hikers are traveling. Nevertheless, the urge to make comparisons is strong. Our research has found that more than 10% of daily thoughts involved making […]

Five Enlightened Ways to Think About Mental Health

It’s time to eradicate stigmas. Life is hard even under the best of circumstances. Without physical and mental health, it’s difficult to enjoy life and to thrive. It makes good sense to take care of ourselves and that includes getting help when we suffer physically or psychologically. When we feel sick we get ourselves to […]

Can Grief Counseling Really Help? What It Is And How It Works

What Grief Counseling Isn’t Grief counseling can be a powerful thing. Yet, it won’t solve every problem you ever had. Although your time in grief counseling may have far-reaching effects, there are certain things it should never do. It won’t make you totally forget the deceased It won’t allow you to bypass the pain of […]

Holiday Depression And How To Deal

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… well, not for everyone. While images of love and joy fill storefronts, TV screens and magazine pages, for many people, the reality of the holidays isn’t so cheerful. Between stressful end-of-year deadlines, family dysfunction and loss, poor eating and drinking habits, and increasingly cold and dark winter […]

Caregiver Issues and Stress

Caregiver issues can affect both professional caregivers who are paid to provide care to individuals in their homes or in a health care setting and unpaid individuals who provide care to a loved one, friend, or family member. These issues may include stress, isolation, and fatigue, to name a few. It can be rewarding to […]

Holiday Depression & Stress

Holidays are supposed to be a time of joy and celebration, but for some people they are anything but. Depression may occur at any time of the year, but the stress and anxiety during the months of November and December may cause even those who are usually content to experience loneliness and a lack of […]

Dealing with Election-Related Stress

Is election stress causing added strain in your relationships? The American Psychological Association (APA) recently published their annual report about stress in America. This year, the report focused specifically on stress associated with our remarkable current presidential election. Facing one of the most adversarial contests in recent history and daily coverage of the presidential election […]