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Coping With COVID-19 to Keep and Protect Your Mental Health

Think back to your New Year’s resolutions as 2019 came to a close. Most likely, there was nothing in there about masks or hand sanitizer. No one could’ve seen this coming and, as a result, our collective mental health is under assault. Some 62 percent of adults now...

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”...

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...