How To Train Yourself to be Optimistic By Melissa Henderson

“Why are you so happy?” “Why do you always seem to be smiling?” “What is your reason for all that joy?” These are questions I have been asked many times in my life. My answer is always the same. “I am thankful for God’s love and blessings. I am filled with His joy.” People question … Continue reading How To Train Yourself to be Optimistic By Melissa Henderson

How Much Self-Care Is Too Much Self-Care?

Self-care is an essential part of your everyday schedule. Whether you are sleeping in on the weekends or days off, going to therapy, writing, reflecting, taking bubble baths, having a mental health day, or making time for your hobbies, prioritizing self-care helps you to stay grounded and connected with yourself. But, are there moments where … Continue reading How Much Self-Care Is Too Much Self-Care?

How to Shift From a Negative to a Positive Mindset

Learning to shift and grow from a conditioned negative mindset to a positive one is a process that can add value and meaning to your life. A part of this process is the willingness to open your perspective, improve your self-awareness, navigate the discomfort of the unknown, and learn new ideas from the environment and … Continue reading How to Shift From a Negative to a Positive Mindset

Why Video Calls Are So Draining

Video calls have become very useful during 2020. Even before the pandemic, video calls were often scheduled for business meetings, family chats and other events. Due to recommendations from medical professionals, more meetings are held online now than ever before. More family visits are held via video chat. There are virtual doctor visits, which I … Continue reading Why Video Calls Are So Draining

Ways To Overcome Social Anxiety

Understanding the symptoms of social anxiety is the first step to overcoming it. There are some common symptoms or experiences of social anxiety that go along with the physical symptoms we may experience with Anxiety.   Excessive self-consciousness and anxiety in everyday social situations that generally others would not find overly stressful. Extreme worry about … Continue reading Ways To Overcome Social Anxiety

Can giving up alcohol improve your mental health?

There have been debates for many years about this issue and opinions vary When considering this subject, ones need to consider what alcohol does to the brain.   It is proven that if you drink large amounts in the long term it can cause big problems for your mental health and can cause a range … Continue reading Can giving up alcohol improve your mental health?

Understanding the Strengths in Utilizing Your Emotions

The Challenge with Discussing Emotions What does it mean to show too much emotion? What does it mean to show too little? When discussing emotions and emotional regulation we tend to shift in the direction of extremes— the circumstances that reveal either lack of control or not showing any at all. What we find when … Continue reading Understanding the Strengths in Utilizing Your Emotions