Why Positive Affirmations Are A Good Idea for Building Self-Esteem and Self-Worth

When you have a conversation in your mind about yourself, how does the conversation go? What words do you use? How do those words and ideas make you feel? Why did you choose those words? The internal dialogue or conversation you have with yourself daily affects how you approach and perceive reality. Your self-talk structures … Continue reading Why Positive Affirmations Are A Good Idea for Building Self-Esteem and Self-Worth

Why art therapy is a great tool for relieving stress and anxiety

Art therapy helps children, adolescents, and adults explore their emotions, improve self-esteem, manage addictions, relieve stress, improve symptoms of anxiety and depression, and cope with a physical illness or disability. Art therapists work with individuals, couples, and groups in a variety of settings, including private counseling, hospitals, wellness centers, correctional institutions, senior centers, and other … Continue reading Why art therapy is a great tool for relieving stress and anxiety

How to Cope With Post-Lockdown Anxiety

As coronavirus restrictions ease and many slowly begin to transition back into some form of "normalcy," a number of concerns arise about what life will look like post lockdown. From socializing and getting back to work to mental health and overall safety, there remains a thick atmosphere of uncertainty. What's next? Will life be like … Continue reading How to Cope With Post-Lockdown Anxiety

How to Support a Worker Who is Struggling to Work From Home

Working from home has been a huge part of my life while battling my mental illness. It seems like a dream job on the surface, but there are many challenges that come with it. A huge part of obtaining success in it is support from friends and family.   Here are some ways you can … Continue reading How to Support a Worker Who is Struggling to Work From Home

Simple Changes to Improve Your Mental Health in Tough Times

Staying mentally and physically healthy is important, especially during these times of the coronavirus and other situations that cause us distress.   Every day we wake up to troublesome news. From the coronavirus to riots to job losses and more, the news reports share about tough times all over the world. Along with our own … Continue reading Simple Changes to Improve Your Mental Health in Tough Times

The Dangers of Being Too Busy

Everyday chores and responsibilities require attention, energy, and dedication. The more tasks we take on the busier we become. Whether we are doing school work, building a brand and a business, answering emails, attending meetings, going to the office/other work locations, or taking care of our families,  busyness demands time and effort. While our daily … Continue reading The Dangers of Being Too Busy

How to Share About the Coronavirus with Children

Conversations can be overheard in homes, stores, medical offices, restaurants, parks, and other places. Even while social distancing, talk continues. Whether taking a walk in the neighborhood and visiting with friends or sharing a phone call with family, the coronavirus will likely be mentioned.   Our two years old grandson told me, “Mimi, that coronavirus … Continue reading How to Share About the Coronavirus with Children

Signs You Are Overthinking And What You Can Do About it

Thinking and decision-making are a part of everyday living, but when thinking and making decisions becomes overbearing and overwhelming, we are cautioned to consider if maybe we are thinking "too much." To overthink is to think about a topic, idea, or situation too much or for too long. Unlike helpful and balanced thinking habits where … Continue reading Signs You Are Overthinking And What You Can Do About it