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Embracing Joy

2023 and the pursuit of joy! This year I have decided to invite more joy into my life. This is not an easy feat considering the innumerable stressors we face each new waking day; However, I believe it is necessary to look for joy in spite of the difficulties we may encounter. Joy is a choice and we must be...[ read more ]

How Low Self-Esteem Affects Your Mental Health

Struggling with low self-esteem is something many people of all ages deal with. While low self-esteem is not considered a mental health condition itself, the way we think about ourselves directly impacts our mental health and overall well-being.   What is Self-Esteem? Self-esteem refers to the way people feel about themselves. Someone with a healthy or high self-esteem thinks positively...[ read more ]

Seasonal Affective Disorder…

Autumn, Fall leaves

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), refers to a type of depression that is recurrent and seasonally dependent. In the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) it is also referred to as Major Depressive Disorder with seasonal pattern. Most people with SAD feel symptoms come on in the fall and generally feel them all through the winter months. Symptoms, which...[ read more ]

Stress’s Physiological Impact on the Body

Stress affects us all. At times we may find ourselves inundated by copious amounts of stressful situations including living on a tight budget, navigating difficult relationships, or feeling stuck in a job that is less than rewarding. The old saying goes, “Into every life a little rain must fall”; However, learning how to manage stress is key to mitigating negative...[ read more ]

Identifying and Managing Burnout

Stress is an unavoidable part of life. We may find ourselves dealing with far too many responsibilities at the same time. Whether it is working more than one job, sandwiched between taking care of young children and aging parents, or managing family life while going back to school. All of these are good things until it starts to feel a...[ read more ]

Self-Care and Coping Strategies for Today’s World

Self-Care means taking time to do the things you find enjoyable, relaxing, or energizing. It also means taking care of yourself. Self-care can be defined as any healthy, deliberate activity intended to nourish your mental, emotional, and/or physical wellbeing. In order to make self-care a habit, it is important to make it a priority. The first step in self-care is...[ read more ]

Nature for the Soul and Mental Well-Being

In honor of Earth Day, I thought it might be fitting to talk about the role of nature in promoting mental health. Nature stirs our souls and imagination and brings beauty to our everyday lives. But it turns out, nature also brings a slew of benefits to our mental and physical health. Anyone who knows me well, know that I...[ read more ]

The Power of Vulnerability

We live in a society that rewards those with boldness. We are taught from a young age that it’s good to face our fears, for doing so is often the catalyst for powerful and lasting change. And yet, how many of us allow ourselves to be vulnerable? Think of the amount of courage it takes to allow yourself to be...[ read more ]

Dealing With the Unexpected

When facing the unknown, it's hard to stop and regroup. For many of us this can lead to stress, anxiety and depression. So what can we do? Keep it in perspective. Life isn't always fair and you have no control when unexpected things might happen; However, you can control how best to respond when confronted with difficult circumstances. Acknowledge your...[ read more ]

Tips for Surviving the Holiday Season

Holiday stress, Christmas

For many people, Christmas and the holiday season are a happy and joyous time, enriched by reuniting with family and friends. But year's end can also be very stressful. For a variety of reasons, many of us find ourselves alone for the holidays. If you find yourself in this position, consider what you might do to make the most of...[ read more ]

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