Self Esteem

How To Enjoy Your Phone: The Healthy Way

How To Enjoy Your Phone: The Healthy Way

Smartphones have made our lives much easier, however we know they have also greatly impacted our physical and mental well-being. Here are some suggestions on how you can use your cell phone in a healthier way.

The Most Effective Ways To Ask For Help

The Most Effective Ways To Ask For Help

Sometimes it can be intimidating to ask for help - even though it might be really needed. So, what’s the best way to go about asking? Try these tips next time you need help from a friend, family member, or stranger.

What Happens During The First Therapy Session?

What Happens During The First Therapy Session?

Are you considering trying therapy or preparing for your first therapy session? Here’s what to expect.

How To Keep Things Simple

How To Keep Things Simple

As humans, we tend to complicate things - it’s in our nature. But, there is something great about keeping things simple, even though it tends to be difficult. Keeping things simple can help to reduce your stress and keep you focused on the things that matter. Here are some tips on keeping things simple:

Becoming More Resilient

Becoming More Resilient

Do you ever wonder why some people seem to be able to overcome obstacles and struggles more easily than others? That is because they may have more resilience. This is a trait that you are born with, but that can also be worked on and enhanced. Everyone can benefit on working on their resilience, so here are some tips:

How To Be Your Own Best Friend: 3 Quick Tips to Get Started

It’s often easy to support a close friend when they’re down, however we often struggle with providing the same kindness and support to ourselves.

Creating A Hope Box

Creating A Hope Box

A hope box is something you can create for when you need a reminder of why your life is so precious. This technique is often used in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) to cultivate hope. It is simply a collection of various items that can show you that your life is meaningful and worth living.

Good for the Body, Good for the Mind: Eating Healthy All Summer Long

Good for the Body, Good for the Mind: Eating Healthy All Summer Long

While the corn dogs are calling from the fair and the sizzle of hot dogs on the grill is whispering to you, there are still a few ways to make sure you eat light and healthy during the summer — not just for your body, but for your mind as well. Here are three of them:

How To Stop Your Catastrophic Thinking

How To Stop Your Catastrophic Thinking

Cognitive distortions are errors in thinking, which are generally irrational or exaggerated. These thoughts are not usually based on facts, but we believe them to be true. When we believe these distortions, we find ourselves having high levels of stress and anxiety, which also effects our overall self-esteem. Catastrophizing is one of those cognitive distortion (aka magnifying). It consists of the way we magnify things out of proportions, which causes us to think about terrible scenarios that we believe could happen.

15 Tips To Improve Your Communication

15 Tips To Improve Your Communication

Good communication is essential towards any high quality relationship. Here are 15 quick and simple tips that you can use to help build your communication skills.

Therapy for Eating Disorders

Therapy for Eating Disorders

Eating disorders are serious, but treatable mental and physical illnesses that can affect people of every age, sex, gender, race, ethnicity, and socioeconomic group. According to NEDA (National Eating Disorders Association) an estimated 20 million women and 10 million men in America will have an eating disorder at some point in their lives. While no one knows for sure what causes eating disorders, a growing consensus suggests that it is a range of biological, psychological, and sociocultural factors. 

Adult Attachment Styles

Adult Attachment Styles

It has been shown that the attachment style developed in childhood effects our relationships as adults. While people tend to stay within the same attachment style through adulthood, people do change and adopt behaviors or traits from multiple styles. The different types of attachments should be seen as a continuum.

Attachment Styles in Babies & Early Childhood

Attachment Styles in Babies & Early Childhood

Bowlby found that attachments with the primary caregiver usually develop during the first 18 months of the child’s life. This includes instinctual habits, such as crying and clinging. Once children reach the toddler stage, they will form an internal working model, which means they already have frameworks and beliefs about their own self-worth and how much they can depend on others to meet their needs.

Why You Should Have A Hobby

Why You Should Have A Hobby

There are actually many health benefits to engaging in a hobby! It also helps you build confidence, create a social support network, and allows you to cultivate unused skills. Here are some reasons everyone should have a hobby: