Category: Mental Health
Strategies for Managing the Loss of a Loved One
In the past 15 years or so I’ve had about 4 truly significant deaths in my family (or those I would consider like family). Every time I’ve experienced the loss of a loved one I’m grappled with questions like why them, why now, and why this way. I recognize that to some degree I will…
Nurturing Your Mind, Body, and Soul Through Journaling
I believe when most of us hear the word “diary” or “journal” we think about an emotional preteen/teen girl venting about her feelings and experiences in a book she keeps hidden from the rest of the world. As we’ve gotten older we now know that journals aren’t only for preteen girls. I hear some of…
How Spring Cleaning Impacts Mental Health
Spring is in the air! As we start to get through the long dark nights, gloomy cold weather of winter – some of the symptoms of seasonal depression (seasonal affective disorder) starts to lift – it’s always a pleasant feeling to know it comes to an end. To see the trees grow their leaves, the…
Managing Anxiety During the Holidays
The holiday season is often accompanied with stress and pressure. There are responsibilities that involve plans with loved ones, shopping, cleaning, and entertaining on top of maintaining your usual routine. Holiday anxiety happens commonly, and it can pose a mental health issue if left unchecked. “The holidays are a wonderful time, but they can quickly…
“Winter Blues” or Seasonal Affective Disorder?
Do you experience a change in mood during the shorter, gloomier winter days? This is colloquially called the “winter blues.” You might notice that you’re generally more depressed and lethargic during this time of the year. The winter blues may make you more unhappy than usual, but they usually won’t stop you from having fun.…
Anxiety as a Mental Health Problem
Anxiety is when you’re worried, tense, or afraid, particularly about things that are going to take place or that you think might happen in the future. Humans inherently have anxiety when they feel a sense of danger to their safety. It’s something that you can sense, think about, and experience.
Adult Friendships & Mental Health
Do you have a friend with whom you can cry, laugh, and share your most private secrets? Or looking for a trusted friend to do life with? If yes to either of those questions, then you understand the importance of friendships. And you may have noticed that at some point in your life friendships were…