7 Depression Symptoms: Effective Treatment Can Help

Depression is a serious mental illness that too often goes undiagnosed and untreated. If you think you’re struggling with depression, read below about 7 depression symptoms and how effective treatment can help. 1. Feelings of numbness At times, depression comes across...

How Childhood Trauma Can Impact Your Adult Relationships

Healing your past can involve multiple approaches.  At times, we might dwell far too much on perceived failures, letdowns, and missed chances.  The common (and often best) advice is to try moving on. However, there are past events that need far more attention and...

Want to Relieve Your Stress, Anxiety or Depression? Try Forest Bathing

A guest post by Cat Pantaleo, Certified Forest Therapy Guide Imagine a world in which people were less anxious, more relaxed, caring and alive. A world in which humans were connected to their innate compassionate nature  -Cat Pantaleo, Certified Forest Therapy Guide  ...

Depression Feeds on Withdrawal – 5 Ways to Overcome Social Isolation

People who have depression often feel withdrawn and isolated from others. This not only negatively impacts relationships, this isolation can also make the depression worse. Does this sound like you? There are things that you can do to counter the impact of depression...

Complex PTSD: What it is and How it Relates to Childhood Trauma

We are always learning more about the long-term impact of childhood trauma. For example, we now know the pain can manifest in certain adult mindsets and habits like: Low self-worth. Our negative self-talk grows from negative perceptions of ourselves. If victimized as...

4 Predictors of Divorce: What Not to Do

In our culture, we’re aware of the divorce rate. We make plenty of jokes about divorce. But rarely do we really talk about divorce. There’s no shortage of relationship advice making the rounds. A lot of it is super helpful and we can learn plenty about what we should...

What Avoidance Has to Do with Anxiety

The equation seems obvious. Anxiety can be agonizing. Even at it’s best, it is no fun at all. Therefore, avoiding anxiety makes a whole lot of sense. Right? Well…as you know, things aren’t always that simple. Let’s start by introducing the concept of negative...

8 Clear Ways Your Attachment Style Impacts Your Relationships

According to attachment theory, established by 1960’s relationship experts John Bowlby and Mary Ainsworth, children and their primary caregivers develop relationships that inform children’s adult relationships later in life. Essentially, adults have four general...

Recognizing the Symptoms of General Anxiety Disorder

Anxiety, as an emotion, is not always a “condition.” It’s a normal part of our emotional life. However, when you experience extreme anxiety, it could be a condition. One that makes life taxing and generally worrisome. If you feel an exaggerated response to everyday...

10 Ways to Get Through the Grief of a Broken Relationship

It’s over. The relationship you thought was solid has crumbled. You feel confused, hurt, lost.   You are telling yourself you failed and wonder if you will ever find someone else.  Your attempts to “get over it” are not working, nor is trying to power through the...