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6 Ways to Help Yourself Heal After Losing Your Parent

Grief may be the most neglected and misunderstood of all emotions. We’re often sheltered from it as children. Later, we’re urged to “move on” and “stay strong.” Our lack of respect for the impact of grief lends it even more power. In the case of losing a parent, we...

Self-Judgment Fuels Depression: 7 Tips to Taming Your Inner Critic

Are you your own toughest critic? If so, join the club. This is not an unusual reality.However, for those of you living with depression, such self-judgment can be dangerous. That’s why it is so helpful to develop a new relationship with your negative inner monologue....

Recognizing PTSD in Women: Signs and Symptoms

“Research indicates that women are twice as likely to develop PTSD, experience a longer duration of posttraumatic symptoms and display more sensitivity to stimuli that remind them of the trauma.Although women are at greater risk for negative consequences following...

PTSD Recovery: 3 Ways to Support Your Healing

There are many valuable approaches for addressing PTSD. A powerful starting point is to focus on the issues and challenges that accompany the letter “T” in the disorder’s full name: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. The source of this disorder is trauma. How trauma...

Depression vs. Grief: What is the Difference?

Thanks to the advent of the Internet, more of us know about mental illnesses, their symptoms and causes, as well as their treatment. This increased awareness has helped millions of people better understand themselves and get help when it’s needed. However, there is...