mental well-being

Find the Right Therapist to Promote Positive Change in Your Life

It’s the New Year and you may be getting ready to make some big, new changes, like a new workout routine, new goals at work, or even new relationship priorities. But what about goals for your mental well-being? Good mental health will promote remarkable, positive changes in life...
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The Benefits of Mindfulness | How to Be More Mindful Every Day

Psychologist Marsha Lucas explains that mindfulness is “paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, non-judgmentally.” This is a great way to define being mindful; not only is it about living in the moment, but living in the moment without judgment....
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Counseling Advice for Surviving the Holidays

The holidays can be a time of joy and merriment, but also a time of great stress and anxiety. From time-sensitive shopping to family obligations, from financial strain to feelings of loneliness, the holiday season often creates more stress than fun. Making the holidays merry,...
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Thriving Through Life’s Transitions: How to Approach Change in a Healthy Way

If there’s one thing we can count on in life, it’s change. No matter what. How you choose to deal with it, however, has a great impact on the way you’ll handle life’s obstacles. Will you let change take you down? Or will you let them mold you into a newer, better you? Learning to...
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Anger Management for Children: Counseling Advice for Parents of Angry Children

Children will inevitably go through a series of emotional phases as they grow up: happy, sad, frustrated, and angry…just to name a few. However, interacting with an angry child can often be one of the more difficult situations a parent can face. Fortunately, there are several...
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Coping With a Serious Medical Diagnosis

October is splashed in pink to bring about Breast Cancer awareness. It’s also a good time to remember that any individual diagnosed with breast cancer was, at one time, sitting in their doctor’s office, awaiting the life-changing news of their diagnosis. What if this were you? It...
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Don’t Let Anxiety Take Hold of You…Take Hold of Your Anxiety, Instead!

Those who suffer from anxiety often find it difficult to get past it…to put their worrying aside and get on with the day. It feels like those anxious, worrisome thoughts take the reins of your life and control where you go, what you do, and how you do it. However, there are ways...
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3 Steps to Better Self-Care

Many people think self-care is all about massages, pedicures, and a warm bubble bath with essential oil and candles. While all of these things are quite nice, self-care is much more than this. Self-care addresses more than just physical needs, and more than emotional or mental...
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Supporting a Loved One Who Suffers from Anxiety

When someone you love is struggling with anxiety, knowing how to support them isn’t always straightforward. It’s easy to play “psychologist” and try to rationalize with your partner, or play “martyr” and try to take their burden onto your own shoulders. But, at the end of the...
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Finding Self-Worth While Suffering From Depression or Anxiety

When depression or anxiety hits, it can be hard to remember your own self-worth. Negative thoughts and self-doubt have an insidious way of sinking in when you’re feeling down. And when these thoughts settle in, they only serve to perpetuate your feelings of sadness, worthlessness...