In our highly-driven culture, the common belief is that success depends on being competitive and pushing yourself to your limits. What if this approach proved to be more harmful than helpful? Recent research shows self-criticism and a competitive attitude create obstacles to achieving goals.
Forgiveness and Your Mental Health
The bottom line is that when people forgive, their thoughts, behaviors, feelings, and health become more positive. Deciding to forgive is a good first step. But, deeper forgiveness will have a greater positive impact on your mental and physical health.
The Cost of Not Doing Therapy
To invest in yourself is to invest in your whole self, your kids, partners, business, and community. It is money well spent.
Mental Health Benefits of Talking to Yourself
There are many mental health benefits of talking to yourself. It allows us to slow our thoughts and encourages us to process how we feel before acting.
Stress, Self-Care, & Your Kids
Practicing self care as a family supports the relational bond and is a constructive way to model healthy and effective skills to manage future stressors.
Know Your Empathy Limits
A healthy form of empathy involves striking an emotional and intellectual balance between self and another person. One has the ability to pay attention to another’s needs without sacrificing one’s own.
Stressed Out: The Busyness Phenomenon
The primary gain of being busy seems to be productivity. However, some of us use busyness to avoid reflecting on deeper issues in our lives.
Self-Care: Am I Just Being Selfish?
Self-care begins with taking care of your basic needs including eating, sleeping, bathing, and medical needs.
Self-care also includes activities to help you relax and de-stress. It is also maintaining relationships and finding balance between work life and personal life. Failure to attend to these needs could result in exhaustion, burnout, illness, and even possible hospitalization.
Walking For Your Mental Health
Studies have shown that walking can be great for sleep quality, stress reduction, anxiety and depression. It can be very restful!
A Closer Look at Your Inner Dialogue
What you think can affect your health to a greater degree than you might realize. So, let’s take a closer look at your inner dialogue. “Negativity can actually change your brain chemistry,” says Loretta Graziano Breuning, PhD, author of “Habits of a Happy Brain.” She notes that when people default … Read More