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How Emotions Can Alter Your Perception of Time

“My, how time flies!” “Where did the time go?” “Seems like just yesterday I was starting something new. What happened to the time?”   These phrases and others can be heard over and over in daily conversation. Our lives are busy, our time is filled with “to do” lists and our perception of time can … Continue reading How Emotions Can Alter Your Perception of Time

Trauma is more than Flashbacks

Everyone is familiar with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder these days. It went from being a little-known thing about veterans, to being a well-known problem. Many people define PTSD solely based on traumas like combat. However, trauma can be caused by many things. When I was just starting out in the dating world, I was with … Continue reading Trauma is more than Flashbacks

How To Support Your Teenager with a Mental Health Diagnosis

My oldest daughter began suffering from depression early in her teenage years.   Through a series of episodes we realized we were dealing with more than simply some episodes of premenstrual syndrome, or even episodes of premenstrual dysmorphic disorder. We knew she was being bullied at school, but she refused to name the perpetrators. We knew … Continue reading How To Support Your Teenager with a Mental Health Diagnosis

How do you remain optimistic with a diagnosis of depression?

Gratitude: At the end of the day I take stock, I write down what I am most grateful for that day.  Some days it’s a really easy task, and other days it’s incredibly hard.  When I’m in a dark space I reach to find things like nice weather etc but the point is to get … Continue reading How do you remain optimistic with a diagnosis of depression?

How to Stop an Emotional and Overthinking “Spiral” In Its Tracks

What is an Emotional and Overthinking “Spiral?” What does the word "spiral" make you think about? Do you think of something spinning like a tornado? Perhaps you imagine a fixed point getting bigger and bigger as it goes around in a circle. Why does the image of a spiral work well when describing the intense … Continue reading How to Stop an Emotional and Overthinking “Spiral” In Its Tracks

16 Insensitive Things Said To People Living With Mental Illness

As people living with mental health concerns and mental illness, we’ve heard so many insensitive statements. Most of the time, the person saying them doesn’t know they’re offensive or that it might be hurtful. Today’s blog post is a collection of several mental health warriors – people who struggle daily with mental illness, who are … Continue reading 16 Insensitive Things Said To People Living With Mental Illness

How spending time with friends can actually help your Mental Health

When we look at setting out to improve our overall health and wellbeing as well as the daily grind of work and family life, the first aspects in which we usually as humans look at focusing on is our diet, exercise patterns, sleep and schedule to look at ways at improving these aspects in our … Continue reading How spending time with friends can actually help your Mental Health