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Triggered and Tense? Where Trauma May Be Stuck Inside You

Current events seem like reason enough to feel triggered and tense these days. You feel edgy, you’re having sleep issues, and perhaps your mind keeps sinking into a dark place. It’s logical to look for factors in your present life. But, quite often, the problem is...

Guilt vs Shame: What’s the Difference?

Word choice matters. We are all learning this more and more often — and it goes double in 2020. In psychological terms, it’s also essential that we properly identify our emotions. Along those lines, let’s do away with any belief that guilt and shame are “kinda-sorta”...

Why Do We Feel Depressed? – Exploring a Variety of Causes

Identifying the causes of your depression, or a loved one’s isn’t always straightforward. Sometimes, of course, it can be clear. But often, a tangle of factors contribute to the diagnosis.If you think you may be depressed or have recently begun treatment for...

Are You Suffering from Trauma? Look for These Signs of PTSD

If you’ve had a traumatic experience lately, your mind and body need time to recover.  If you’ve had a traumatic experience in the past,  you may still be affected by the event even now. A “traumatic experience” qualifies as an event or series of events that...

5 Helpful Ways to Deal with Your Depressing Thoughts

On average, you may have 40,000 thoughts per day. If more than half of those thoughts are negative or depressing, a very dangerous cycle may begin. Major Depressive Disorder — typically known more simply as “depression” — is a common, diagnosable mental health...