Mindfulness: What Does It Mean to Connect to Yourself?

Mindfulness is a popular term these days. However, because of its popularity, its true meaning sometimes gets lost.At its core, mindfulness is about bringing your full attention to the present moment. Furthermore, it means that you don’t judge the moment. In contrast,...

Physical Effects of Anxiety: Keep a Lookout for Common Health Issues

Mental health conditions often express themselves through physical symptoms. Your body might hurt. It can feel like it’s a physical ailment. However, it’s really your body trying to tell you that there’s something wrong.For example, you might have anxiety.If you have...

Managing Depression: 7 Strategies for Self-Care

Depression is more than feeling sad or having “the blues.” It’s a serious mental health condition that tears apart your feeling of self-worth and social connections. This often means that the things you would normally do take care of yourself fall by the...

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...

10 Tips for Better Couples Communication

There is no secret formula for relationship success.  But there is a not-so-secret foundation for relationship satisfaction:  communication. Developing healthy communication is an ongoing, never-ending process. It is also the closest thing we have to a universal truth...

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...

What is Somatic Therapy and How Does It Work?

By now, you have probably heard or seen the phrase “mind-body” many times. It’s good that more people are seeking more connections but, in reality, the mind and body are already connected. The body, which is often neglected in traditional psychotherapy, comes front...

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...