May is Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, which begs an honest question: what is mental health, really?  In a nutshell, mental health encompasses our inner world. It includes things like psychological and emotional well-being, as well as the nature of our relationships to...
Bad Habits That Affect Mental Health

Bad Habits That Affect Mental Health

Habits—bad ones especially—are sneaky. They take time to build, and during that process there are things that happen “behind the scenes” that reinforce their power. Bad habits that lead to us feeling better in the moment are especially powerful, and can be really hard...
Symptoms of Anxiety and OCD (and What You Can Do)

Symptoms of Anxiety and OCD (and What You Can Do)

You’re on the way to a job interview when all of a sudden, the burner!  You don’t remember shutting off the burner on your stove. You feel the prickly wash of panic charge through your body as you frantically cobble together memories, searching desperately for a...
Post Pandemic: Do People Have More Anxiety Now?

Post Pandemic: Do People Have More Anxiety Now?

Life before. Remember how innocent we all were? Most of us could never have conceived of what happened. It’s safe to say the pandemic shook us all. It changed almost every aspect of life. Things once totally taken for granted – dismissed as “normal” – vanished....
5 Qualities to Look for In a Good Therapist

5 Qualities to Look for In a Good Therapist

For many, the prospect of therapy – of having to open up and share your deepest most vulnerable self with a stranger – is terrifying. In fact, fear is cited as one of the main reasons many people who could benefit from therapy opt out, instead. However, the key to...
How Childhood Trauma & Neglect  Adversely Impact Adulthood

How Childhood Trauma & Neglect Adversely Impact Adulthood

Multiple studies attest to the lasting impact of childhood trauma, violence, and neglect. The residual effects carry through into adulthood and continue to hinder quality of life. Childhood neglect and trauma manifest both physically and mentally. Left unchecked (or...