depression vs sadness: are you sad or just depressed?

Depression Vs Sadness: Are You Just Sad Or Depressed?...

In recent months, you and many people you know have probably uttered something like, “2020 has me feeling so depressed,” which probably means you’re upset, scared, frustrated, or sad. It’s normal and natural to be sad at certain times in our life.  Depression is defined as a persistent mental health condition best diagnosed by a…

Child with paint on hands

How to Help Your Child Cope With BIG Feelings

When your child begins to have a meltdown, parents are often lost in how to effectively handle the situation. Parents can learn to help their child cope with big and overwhelming feelings. I reached out to our child and play therapist, Shannon Guinther to get her advice on how parents can teach their child to…

emotional regulation skills for difficult emotions

Emotional Regulation Skills to Cope with Difficult Em...

Build Emotional Regulation Skills & Learn How to Cope with Difficult Emotions Do you feel overwhelmed by your emotions? Have you tried to control your emotions with no success? If this sounds like you, you can benefit from learning emotional regulation skills to cope with difficult emotions. This comprehensive guide to emotion regulation will help…

understand the purpose and function of emotions

Understanding Emotions: Recognizing the Purpose of Em...

Why Are Emotions Important? Being aware of and understanding our emotions helps us in making decisions, resolving problems, and responding to situations and events. Our emotions are important. Emotions motivate our behavior. For example, if you are crossing the street and you see a car run a red light in your direction, you will likely…

Tips to help overcome compulsive eating

How Therapy Can Help You Recover from Compulsive Over...

Are you struggling with food? Do you often eat more than you really want? Many people wrestle with compulsive overeating. You are not alone. Not too long ago, we offered guidance for those who may be struggling with compulsive overeating. The post included some fundamental background information. In addition, you can find 5 important self-help…

Autism and Insomnia

Autism & Insomnia, How Parents Can Help Their Ki...

When people think of children with autism, their minds immediately go to behavioral symptoms- but that’s not all that autism is. Children with autism have many fights to go through in life, but parents can help make it easier for them. One of the biggest struggles that most people don’t know about is the change…

5 Types of Workplace Anxiety and What You Can Do to D...

Almost all of us experience workplace anxiety to some extent. To a certain degree, work-related anxiety can even be healthy as it pushes us to try harder and to be our best. Often times, however, workplace anxiety can be debilitating. For many of us, the anxiety we experience at our jobs may even hinder our…

common causes of social anxiety disorder

Social Anxiety Disorder Causes: 5 Reasons Why You Fee...

Having a social anxiety disorder can make something as simple as spending time with people you love to feel crippling and debilitating. It can take over your life and keep you from doing the things you want. There are multiple social anxiety causes and symptoms can vary among people as well. Read on to find…

explore your life and career change options

12 Powerful Strategies for Exploring Your Life &...

Unhappy with your job? At a loss for identifying career change options? What may seem like a ‘career crisis’ is frequently a crisis of imagination.  If you’re: Feeling stuck or trapped in your current work situation Dreading Monday mornings Don’t see a future where you’re at or At a loss to know what other options…

How stress in your relationship can affect your mental, emotional, and sexual health

How Stress in Your Relationship Can Affect Your Overa...

No matter how great your relationship is with your partner, sometimes they can cause a great deal of stress in your life. Whether it’s because of an argument or something less significant, no relationship is exempt from experiencing occasional issues. The strain your partner can create may not even be intentional, as it’s common for…

Self-Compassion is a Life Skill

Self-Compassion is a Life Skill: 6 Self-loving Ways t...

The start of the second decade of the new millennium has pushed many to new places — physically and emotionally. As a result, we are all developing coping mechanisms and learning new life skills. One of the most valuable tools you can acquire is self-compassion. Why? Self-compassion can carry you through tough times. It is…

Tips to help your child face their fears

The Power of Parents: How Can You Help Your Child Fac...

It’s not uncommon for children to be scared about things from time to time. The world is a new, big, and often exciting place. And the unknown can be scary for anyone. Kids often look to their parents for comfort and security. While it’s important to assure them of their safety and reduce anxiety, you…


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