|Anger is an emotion or a feeling that can either move mountains when channeled properly or create havoc when left unattended. Anger is not always bad; it is not always a negative emotion as widely believed. Healthy and just anger can help you stand up for someone or for a worthy cause.
|Trauma is defined as a "psychological, emotional response to an event or an experience that is deeply distressing or disturbing" and importantly, trauma can experience from a range of experiences. An individual may go through an event that leaves them emotionally shattered, yet this same event may not be experienced as deeply distressed or disturbed by others. Therefore, a trauma response is very unique to each individual.
|Everywhere we look, the world is a chaotic mess. Nobody knows what the future holds, and everyone is worrying about it. As I write this, my state is in the middle of a stay-at-home order that the governor might not lift for a while. Like everyone else, my world got tipped on its side when the novel coronavirus started spreading across the globe.
|A mental health topic that is not often be talked about in every life, but that impacts a huge percentage of the population around the world, relates to an individuals relationship with food that is interconnected with self-esteem and body image. It is estimated that 20 million women and 10 million men in the USA will experience an eating disorder during their lifetime.
|Gratitude is defined by the quality of being thankful or readiness to show appreciation for the small things in life. Practicing gratitude has become all the rage in the wellness industry, and for good reason. New studies have shown how gratitude affects the brain, leaving us to believe gratitude and mental health go hand in hand.
|Most of us think of massage as a therapy for the body, not the mind. We know that massage can be very good for sore, tight muscles or for sports injuries, but could it also have benefits for your mental well-being too?
|Social media platforms are known as great digital hangouts to visit when you want to feel inspired or entertained with endless scrolling opportunities showcasing photos of people, places, and of course, lots and lots of adorable animals. It was only natural for pets to take center stage and become superstars of their own social media accounts. In fact, if you have not yet seen a hedgehog wearing socks, please take a moment to search for that now... don't worry, I'll be here when you get back (trust me, it's fantastic).
|Making the decision to start therapy can be a huge decision, and also a step in the direction of greater understanding of yourself and your needs. Congratulations on choosing to have support from a professional who can walk alongside you on a journey of self-discovery! You deserve to have a safe and open space to talk about your concerns, explore your deepest hopes and dreams, and learn new skills to take away into your daily life.
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