I grew up in a household where I thought life was normal. I thought everyone’s parents fought, thought dad always beat and raped mom, thought playing mind games was normal, I thought this was what everyone lived like. Years later I’d come to realize, NO, this is not normal! I remember when we were little, … Continue reading 8 Signs You Grew Up With PTSD
I don't know about you, but I had no clue for years that I had anxiety. I just thought I was odd. You know the kind where you don't want to address it cause someone might think you're crazy. Yep, that's so what I thought. Let's talk about anxiety and break down some walls! I'm … Continue reading 7 Signs of Anxiety
Mental health issues come with a wide array of issues that aren't exactly in the job description. Issues with your job, relationships, and overall wellness can arise. Sleep is also one of them. We all need sleep. Most of the time we are advised to get between 6-8 hours of sleep per night. Many people … Continue reading Sleep: Another problem for mental health sufferers
5 Steps to Motivate Yourself Have you been putting something off? We all know how it goes, part of us telling ourselves to stop procrastinating and just focus our energy on getting the task finished. The other part of us is telling us I just don’t won’t to do it. There have been plenty of … Continue reading 5 Steps to Motivate Yourself
Canadian Thanksgiving was last week and our American team members will be celebrating next month - but we wanted to take a minute today to celebrate three things that are happening in our lives right now! Nichole: 1. My business growth- my business partnerships and clients! 2. My friends and family... Especially my little nephew … Continue reading Celebrating Three Good Things
Having self-discipline can be pretty tough sometimes, whether you're trying to get in shape, lose weight, achieve specific goals, or work at home. For 20 years, I was a work-at-home medical transcriptionist and to work at home, self-discipline is an absolute must. There were some things I needed to put into practice to be successful. Communicate clear … Continue reading 5 Habits That Help Build Self-Discipline
Do you have days where you seem to feel bad for no reason until you remember that it’s an anniversary of a sad event in your life? Whether it’s specific to you or as significant as 9/11 is for Americans, many mental health symptoms can be traced to specific times of the year. Christmas is … Continue reading Dealing with Trumatic Event Anniversaries
I have had episodes come about on many occasions and with these anxious times comes a plethora of physical symptoms. I have experienced stomach issues, headaches, dry lips, exhaustion, sweating and panic attacks. There have also been emotional symptoms such as intense feelings of fear, helplessness, depression and a lack of confidence. But then there … Continue reading Anger? Anxiety? Or Both?
Of an anxious, fretful disposition can be no fun at times; it saps self-confidence. 1. "Snap out of it" is not helpful. Loved ones can get frustrated but will appreciate that quiet and sensitivity should be the preferred approach. 2."Let me do it for you" also doesn't help. To face one's fears and get on … Continue reading Things Not To Say To A Loved One Who Has Anxiety
Anxiety is unpleasant at any age. Children often lack the ability to articulate what they are feeling, and recognize that their reactions are extreme. Check out these tips to deal with childhood anxiety.