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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...

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....

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...