Emotional Needs in an Intimate Relationship Relationships

6 Emotional Needs in an Intimate Relationship: Why They’re So Important

Reading Time: 6 minutes Healthy relationships require partners to communicate and meet each other’s needs. This doesn’t mean that your significant other will fulfill every desire that you have, but your primary relationship should meet your needs for affection and companionship. While we may not realize it, some of the most important needs we have in relationships relate to emotional issues. In fact, studies have shown that emotional intimacy…

June 28, 2022

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Signs of Healthy and Low Self-Esteem

Reading Time: 12 minutes Self-esteem is important for everyone because it influences all our choices and decisions and affects every aspect of our lives, including our behavior and how we value ourselves. Low self-esteem can be a problem for a number of reasons. It causes lack of confidence and can leave you feeling defeated or depressed. People with low self-esteem often make bad choices that prevent them from living…

June 27, 2022

What Are Behavioral Addictions Addiction

Behavioral Addictions: What Are They and How to Treat Them?

Reading Time: 7 minutes Addiction is commonly associated with dependence on substances that impact the way you think, feel, and behave. But drugs and alcohol aren’t the only things that can cause addiction. Certain behaviors like gambling, sex, or even shopping can be addictive for some people, causing a loss of control and making everyday life a constant struggle. Behavioral addictions resemble substance addictions in many aspects; they are…

June 24, 2022

how to know if i have adhd Emotions

How to Know if I Have ADHD

Reading Time: 7 minutes Are you frequently forgetful, hopelessly disorganized, easily distracted, make impulsive decisions, and experience frequent mood swings? Have you ever wondered whether ADHD is to blame for all your persistent problems? Before you jump to any conclusions, keep in mind that diagnosing ADHD in adults isn’t quite that simple. Most people feel unfocused, scattered, or restless at times. That’s quite normal. And such symptoms of ADHD…

June 23, 2022

Post-traumatic Growth Grief and Trauma

Post-traumatic Growth: The Unexpected Outcome of Traumatic Experience

Reading Time: 8 minutes She lived through “it” – the experience that changed her forever. She knew she would experience some intense emotions in the weeks and months that followed – and she did. She knew she would struggle – and she did. What she didn’t expect was to find a new appreciation for life and a strength she didn’t know she had. While she would never forget what…

June 22, 2022

Things People with Anxiety Do That Come Off as “Rude Anxiety

6 Things People with Anxiety Do That Come Off as “Rude”

Reading Time: 6 minutes Whether you’ve known someone for years or are meeting them for the first time, you’ll be aware of their behavior. If they appear distracted, insensitive, or overly direct, you may conclude that they are rude. However, these could all be signs of anxiety. Coping mechanisms for anxiety can come across as “rude” behavior. In this article, we will look at how anxiety can affect social…

June 20, 2022

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Father-Daughter Relationships Parenting

5 Reasons Why Dads Are Important to Their Daughters

Reading Time: 7 minutes While mothers are considered natural caregivers and nurturers, we can’t simply overlook fathers’ role in their children’s lives. And although most people recognize this as particularly true for young boys, girls also need a positive male role model. A daughter’s relationship with their father can play a key role in their psychological development. It can affect not just their confidence and self-image but also their…

June 19, 2022

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18 Reasons & Excuses Why Men Avoid Therapy

Reading Time: 7 minutes Therapy can be an excellent way for men to get the mental health support they need. Unfortunately, however, many men avoid therapy at all costs. There are many reasons why men don’t go to therapy. Some of these reasons are valid concerns, while others are simply excuses. This article looks at 18 common excuses men use to avoid therapy and why they might want to…

June 16, 2022

Birthday Depression Depression

Birthday Depression: It’s OK to Feel Sad on Your Special Day

Reading Time: 10 minutes It’s your special day today or coming up soon! Birthdays are largely synonymous with loud parties, cakes, presents, cards, colorful balloons, and warm wishes. However, sometimes, birthdays can actually feel unhappy. For many people, turning a year older can be a bittersweet period that evokes complex emotions and feelings. It can be a day of sadness and introspection. If you find yourself feeling down, depressed,…

June 14, 2022

How to Support LGBTQ+ Employees LGBT

How to Support LGBTQ+ Employees in the Workplace

Reading Time: 6 minutes Over the past decade, many companies have made positive steps in supporting LGBTQ+ employees and creating an inclusive workplace where people of all identities feel safe, respected, and valued. But despite increased public support for LGBTQ+ equality in recent times and significant progress in adopting LGBTQ+ inclusive policies, millions of people continue to face unique challenges based on their sexual orientation or gender identity. According…

June 12, 2022

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8 Things to Know Before You Come Out and How to Go About It

Reading Time: 6 minutes Coming out is different for everyone. For some, the process occurs quickly and naturally, while for others, coming out can take longer with more complications. We’ve made a list of the top 8 things you need to know and do, whether you’re just starting to think about how to come out or have already started the process. What is “coming out”? The phrase coming out…

June 12, 2022

Trauma Denial Grief and Trauma

Trauma Denial: Why It Can Help and Hurt Your Healing

Reading Time: 7 minutes Sometimes things are just too heavy to think about. Following a traumatic event, it isn’t unusual for people to want to avoid thinking about it much less deal with it. We, as humans, want to avoid pain be it physical or emotional. Recalling what happened can bring up memories and even sensations that are painful and sometimes, even scary. You might think that avoiding stirring…

June 10, 2022

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6 Simple Ways to Support Your LGBTQ Child

Reading Time: 5 minutes When you find out that your child identifies as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or is questioning their identity, it may come as a big surprise or even an unwanted shock. Other parents may long have suspected that their child may not be heterosexual or that they may come to question their gender later in life. Whether your child has come out to you, or is…

June 9, 2022

Effects of anger Emotions

9 Health Effects of Anger in Men

Reading Time: 7 minutes All of us feel angry from time to time. Anger is a completely natural emotion, just like joy or fear, and it’s impossible to imagine our lives without it. Psychologist Paul Eckman recognized 6 basic emotions, and anger is one of them. Sometimes, anger can even be helpful, enabling a person to reflect on difficult situations and understand what they need to change. However, anger…

June 8, 2022

Mental Health Tests Therapy

5 Tests to Check the State of Your Mental Health

Reading Time: 5 minutes When you notice that issues like stress, feelings of sadness, or relationship conflict are beginning to interfere with everyday life, you might wonder if it’s time to seek help from a mental health professional. If you need support for managing emotions or interpersonal problems, there is no shame in seeking therapy. But some people may prefer to do a little bit of self-assessment before deciding…

June 6, 2022

Positive Affirmations for Anxiety Anxiety

How to Use Positive Affirmations to Relieve Anxiety

Reading Time: 6 minutes There are many ways to manage and relieve anxiety, one of which is by using positive affirmations. However, as with other forms of anxiety relief, affirmations do not work for everyone, and some people may benefit more than others. Nonetheless, if you have trouble managing anxiety, it’s worth giving positive affirmations a try, as they’re safe, accessible, and easy to use. You may even find…

June 5, 2022

How to Combat Compassion Fatigue Burnout

The Cost of Caring: Coping with Compassion Fatigue

Reading Time: 9 minutes Compassion and empathy are important in almost all aspects of our life. They create a sense of belonging and allow us to establish connections and build meaningful relationships with other people – friends, loved ones, and co-workers. These feelings can be deeply rewarding, but they can also come at a cost. Sometimes, empathy can begin as a selfless act of care for those who are…

June 3, 2022

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High-functioning Anxiety: What Is It, and How to Cope?

Reading Time: 7 minutes People with high-functioning anxiety are usually successful in different aspects of their lives. They may have great careers and can balance competing work, family, and social responsibilities. High-achieving and perfectionistic, they appear calm, confident, outgoing and organized and go about their usual lives as if nothing is wrong. But they suffer in secret, struggling with anxious thoughts and feelings. Does it sound like you or…

June 1, 2022

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12 Emotional Needs in Relationships: Yours, Mine, and Ours

Reading Time: 8 minutes Needs…we all have them. Getting our needs met is a basic driver of motivation and the basis of everything we do. In fact, getting our needs met is vital for physical and mental health, and in some cases, our very survival. Physical needs are pretty easy to recognize – food, water, clothing, shelter, safety, and other needs that keep us alive. Emotional needs are higher-level…

May 30, 2022

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What Is Mindfulness, and How to Use It to Look after Your Mental Health?

Reading Time: 8 minutes Mindfulness is the practice of intentionally focusing your attention on the present moment. You perceive the present without any judgment and seize dwelling on the past or projecting into the future. Mindfulness is a very popular practice in today’s extremely fast-paced world rife with time pressures. People who incorporate it in their lives often report increased happiness, acceptance, and compassion as well as reduced levels…

May 28, 2022

What Hides Behind Anger Emotions

What You Can Learn From Your Anger

Reading Time: 7 minutes We’re trained from a young age to believe that feeling our emotions is not OK. When we’re sad, we’re told to stop crying. When we’re frustrated, we’re told to hush. When we’re heartbroken, we’re told to move on. And when we’re angry, we often get in trouble. As a result, we learn that certain emotions are “bad” and we repress them. But this has consequences.…

May 25, 2022

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Motivation Unlocked: What It Is and How to Get It

Reading Time: 11 minutes Have you ever wondered why you want to do some things more than others? Why do some things seem to matter more to you? Some days you wake up ready to take on the world. Other days, you just want to pretend you didn’t hear the alarm. And then there are those times when you start off like you’re on fire only to lose interest…

May 24, 2022

Declutter Your Living Space to Minimize Stress Wellness

How to Change Your Living Space to Minimize Stress

Reading Time: 6 minutes Have you ever noticed how uncomfortable it feels to be in a messy environment? When you try to work, you might struggle to focus and when you’re having a break, you might find it difficult to relax. Your living space is more important than you think. Let’s talk about changes you can introduce to make it a stress-free zone. The link between living space and…

May 23, 2022

How to Stop Feeling Inadequate Wellness

You’re Enough: 10 Ways to Stop Feeling Inadequate

Reading Time: 9 minutes Do you often compare yourself to others and feel that you never measure up? Do you constantly worry that you’re not doing things perfectly? Are you disappointed with yourself when you find your knowledge gaps? Do you experience shame for not being okay? In our fast-paced, highly competitive world that strives for perfection it’s easy to feel like you’re not good enough. The truth is,…

May 20, 2022

types of basic emotions Emotions

6 Types of Basic Emotions and Their Effect on Human Behavior

Reading Time: 9 minutes How we respond to stimuli determines our daily experiences and overall quality of life. These responses are emotions that influence our actions, behavior, and decision-making. Researchers have long been curious about why human beings react the way they do to stimuli. In the process, various theories about emotional psychology have emerged. Understanding what basic emotions are is essential for improving one’s reactions and perceptions. What…

May 16, 2022

Borderline Personality Disorder Therapy

Borderline Personality Disorder: What You Need to Know

Reading Time: 10 minutes Relationships, emotions, likes and dislikes, behaviors, and self-image change abruptly, like the weather, reacting to the slightest changes in the environment. Frequent mood swings, seeing things in extremes, impulsiveness, intense fear of rejection and abandonment, difficulty managing emotions, “all good or all bad” — for a person with borderline personality disorder, every aspect of life may feel unstable. Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is widely discussed…

May 14, 2022

Top Grief Theories and Models Grief and Trauma

Top Grief Theories and Models

Reading Time: 6 minutes Having a variety of emotions, including anger, guilt, and sadness, is normal when processing a loss. While everyone experiences their grief differently, there are some theories that can help explain the grieving process so that we can make sense of what we are experiencing. Here, learn about a few of the top theories of grief. Some theories may seem more relevant to you than others,…

May 13, 2022

Fear of Intimacy Relationships

5 Steps to Overcoming the Fear of Intimacy

Reading Time: 7 minutes Intimacy is considered a fundamental human motivation. Some go to great lengths to achieve it by signing up for dating apps, taking part in social events, or pursuing partners who aren’t interested. On the other hand, a lot of people avoid intimacy altogether or choose superficial relationships over deep emotional connections. What makes us so afraid of closeness? In this article, we’ll talk about the…

May 12, 2022

Feeling guilty for no reason Self-Esteem

Why Do I Feel Guilty for No Reason?

Reading Time: 7 minutes Although guilt is hardly a pleasant feeling, it can be quite helpful. Without feeling guilt, we wouldn’t be able to realize what we’ve done wrong. Guilt stops us from turning into narcissists who only care about themselves and enables us to put our empathy to use, understanding what we should or shouldn’t do to others. Your inner critic allows you to consider your actions from…

May 8, 2022

Postpartum Depression Depression

When Baby Blues Become Postpartum Depression

Reading Time: 5 minutes There’s a common myth that childbirth, while painful, is a magical, transformative experience full of bliss and female power. And there’s truth to that. Having a baby can be one of the happiest and most meaningful times of a person’s life. But what happens when that’s not your reality? You might be feeling just the opposite: sad, hopeless, and inadequate. You wonder if you have…

May 6, 2022

Separation anxiety in adults Anxiety

Beyond a childhood disorder: Separation anxiety in adults

Reading Time: 7 minutes Nearly everyone gets a taste of separation anxiety during their life. As an infant or toddler, it’s a healthy part of our development to feel upset and concerned when we’re separated from our parents or primary caregivers. Most children start to outgrow this separation anxiety around the age of three. Though for some, it grows in intensity or shows up later in life and can…

May 5, 2022

Mom Burnout Parenting

8 Ways to Avoid Burnout as a Working Mom

Reading Time: 6 minutes Being a mom is already hard, but the coronavirus pandemic has made it even more difficult. As mothers are often responsible for childcare and running the household, working at the same time can simply become overwhelming. Reports suggest that working moms are more likely to feel exhausted or have burnout experiences, as they try to balance career and being a mother and a wife or…

May 4, 2022

Ways to Build Your Mental Wellness Wellness

8 Proven Ways to Build Your Mental Wellness

Reading Time: 7 minutes Mental health is essential to our overall health and quality of life. It affects how we feel, think, behave, make choices, form relationships, cope with stress, overcome challenges, and recover from hardships. It’s important at every stage of life. We often think about good mental health in terms of the absence of mental health problems, but in fact, it’s about wellness rather than illness. Being…

May 3, 2022

Anticipatory Grief Grief and Trauma

10 Ways to Cope with Anticipatory Grief

Reading Time: 7 minutes After recently giving birth, a friend of mine was diagnosed with a terminal and aggressive form of brain cancer. In disbelief, I wrote to her about holding onto hopes for advancements in medicine and new treatments. True to her nature, she thoughtfully replied that while it’s safe and normal to hang onto those hopes, it’s also important and meditative to just be aware of her…

April 26, 2022

Men and relationship issues Relationships

Navigating Relationship Difficulties as a Man

Reading Time: 7 minutes We live in a world where gender stereotypes still exist. Even though developed Western societies no longer require a person to choose from two genders only, if you identify as a man or woman, you may still deal with tons of stereotypes regarding what is considered masculine or feminine. There is a big difference between societal expectations about male and female behavior, and when it…

April 22, 2022

Positive stress Stress

5 Ways to Turn Stress Into a Productivity Fuel and Use It

Reading Time: 7 minutes You know those feelings — that tightness in your chest, muscle tension, the racing thoughts, and the general feeling of unease. Stress can indeed feel unpleasant and cause damaging physical and emotional effects on the body. And you probably heard that you should avoid it at all costs. But the thing is, not every type of stress is bad. While it’s true that too much…

April 22, 2022

How to Support Someone with Complex PTSD Grief and Trauma

How to Support Someone with Complex PTSD

Reading Time: 7 minutes Flashbacks, nightmares, fear of abandonment, distrust, hypervigilance, dissociation, unpredictable and upsetting emotions, panic. It’s awful to see someone you love suffer from complex PTSD that occurs due to prolonged exposure to trauma. It affects you too. You may feel like you’re walking on eggshells and be struggling to understand their behavior and how to best support them. In this article, we’ll talk about the steps…

April 19, 2022

Types of Parenting Styles and Their Effects on Children Parenting

Types of Parenting Styles and Their Effects on Children

Reading Time: 9 minutes You love your children and want to raise them to be confident, mentally strong, intelligent, and successful. But where should you begin and what is the best parenting style to support healthy growth and development of your kids? Parenting styles vary from person to person. Some parents are strict and expect their children to do exactly what they say, while others allow their kids to…

April 14, 2022

How to Recognize Alcohol Dependence and Alcohol Abuse Addiction

How to Recognize Alcohol Dependence & Alcohol Abuse

Reading Time: 5 minutes Alcohol is a legal recreational drug, so the consumption of alcoholic drinks is deeply embedded in the culture of many countries. Having a drink is a socially accepted way to relieve stress, relax, and cope with the tension of a very busy work schedule. Moderate drinking doesn’t pose a problem to adults, but when you drink too much or too often or when alcohol consumption…

April 11, 2022

Emotionally Unavailable People Relationships

Climbing the Love Peak: Here’s Why We Like Emotionally Unavailable People

Reading Time: 10 minutes Here you go again: you feel attraction to someone who’s a hard nut to crack. They exude vibes of mystery and aloofness you can’t get close to. And you can’t help but keep trying to conquer their attention. Or, you seem to have found your soulmate. You both feel emotional and sexual chemistry. And you both see a clear perspective of starting a relationship. But…

April 7, 2022

Couples Therapy Approaches Therapy

Couples Therapy Approaches: What’s Your Best Fit?

Reading Time: 8 minutes If you’ve made the decision to seek couples counseling, you’ve probably done some research on what to expect and how the process works. In your research, you’ve probably come across a lot of different approaches or types of couples therapy. Some of them have names that don’t even sound like they’d be related to couples therapy. You’re probably wondering, “Which one is right for our…

April 6, 2022

signs of emotional dependency in relationships Relationships

Know the Signs of Emotional Dependency so You Can Recover

Reading Time: 5 minutes It takes a village, as the saying goes. We all rely on other people to get by. And one of the best things about healthy relationships is that they offer much-needed connection and support, especially when times get tough. When you mess up at work, lose out on your dream job, or experience a serious illness, the people closest to you will be by your…

April 5, 2022

The Truth About Self-Harm Emotions

The Truth About Self-Harm

Reading Time: 6 minutes Self-harm is a secretive behavior that affects more people than you may think – about 10% of adolescents and young adults. This article is an explainer, and its goal is to explain self-harm, its possible causes, and how to access treatment and support. What is self-harm? Self-harm or self-injury describes the non-suicidal behavior when someone deliberately inflicts harm on their body as a way of…

April 1, 2022

Feeling sad for no reason Emotions

Why Do I Feel Sad for No Reason, and What Should I Do?

Reading Time: 6 minutes Our mood may change depending on countless factors. Emotions are a response to our environment, thoughts, and experiences, so they cannot be static — there will always be ups and downs. Even though all of us would like to always be happy and joyful, it’s virtually impossible for a human being to constantly stay positive. Sadness is one of the basic emotions that we all…

March 31, 2022

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8 Self-care Tips to Live Better with Bipolar Disorder

Reading Time: 5 minutes Living with bipolar disorder which is characterized by extreme mood swings from mania to depression can feel very challenging at times. But although bipolar disorder is a long-term condition, coping with its symptoms is possible. The first step is getting support from a mental health professional that can help you learn effective strategies that work for you. Therapy can help you learn how to deal…

March 30, 2022

Mental and Emotional Issues That Affect Men’s Sexual Health Relationships

8 Mental and Emotional Issues That Affect Men’s Sex Lives

Reading Time: 9 minutes Sex and intimacy are fundamental parts of men’s well-being, no matter their age, relationship status, or sexual orientation. Indeed, sexual and mental health are intrinsically linked — the benefits of sex for mental health are hard to deny. It’s a common fact that underlying medical problems seriously affect men’s sexual life. However, mental and emotional issues play an important role as well. In particular, they…

March 27, 2022

What Fatigue Is And How to Manage It Burnout

Managing fatigue: could be a sign of something more serious?

Reading Time: 4 minutes How often have you complained about being ‘exhausted’? Lot’s we bet! That’s not surprising. We’re used to living a very fast-paced lifestyle, more so than ever. Adapting to an ever-changing atmosphere means our mind and body could struggle to keep up. There are lots of factors that could contribute to fatigue, mild or chronic. Such things as hormonal changes, like during puberty or menopause, external…

March 25, 2022

How Therapy Can Help You Overcome Drug and Alcohol Addiction Therapy

Setting Free: How Therapy Can Help You Overcome Drug and Alcohol Addiction

Reading Time: 8 minutes Over 2% of the world population has an alcohol or illicit drug addiction, which is more common in men. It’s a complex, chronic disease that becomes all-consuming and disrupts the normal functioning of your brain and body, and the psychological aspect of addiction is as serious as physical dependency. Drug and alcohol abuse can affect many aspects of a person’s life. Not only does it…

March 24, 2022

Relationship habits that predict divorce Relationships

10 Relationship Habits That Increase the Chances of Divorce

Reading Time: 7 minutes We all have our strengths and weaknesses, and all marriages have their ups and downs. But researchers have found that there are some relationship habits and behaviors that can increase the chances of divorce. In this article, we will look at the traits of unhealthy relationships and the most common reasons for divorce, so that you can identify if there is anything in your relationship…

March 24, 2022

What Do Couples Do in Couples Therapy Therapy

Just What Do Couples Do in Couples Therapy?

Reading Time: 7 minutes You’ve found your therapist and made your appointment for couples therapy. You’ve even done some research on what to expect in a counseling session. You’ve probably read that you’ll be learning new skills and you might even have homework. But still, you may find yourself wondering, “What does that really mean? Just what do couples do in couples therapy?” If the idea of just “what”…

March 17, 2022

Reasons Why You Can’t Sleep At Night Sleep Disorders

Reasons Why You Can’t Sleep At Night and Possible Solutions

Reading Time: 6 minutes We’ve all been there. You’ve been tossing and turning all night long, and the minute you’re about to fall asleep, your alarm goes off. The aftermath is irritability, mood changes, inability to concentrate, and fatigue. These are the consequences of a bad night’s sleep. A restful night, on the other hand, makes you feel fresh and ready to face the day. Some of the benefits…

March 15, 2022

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What Are the Benefits of a Good Night’s Sleep?

Reading Time: 5 minutes Most people have heard that you need 8 hours of sleep per night to feel your best, but you may not be aware of just how critical sleep is for both mental and physical health. Sleep restores the body, and getting enough of it can improve your mental health and protect you from getting sick. Here, learn about 7 health benefits of sleep, which will…

March 14, 2022

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How can you tell if therapy is working? 3 signs of progress

Reading Time: 5 minutes Starting individual therapy can be a transformative experience, but how do you know if it’s actually working? It’s not always intuitive to make sense of the fact that talking to someone you barely know (at least not in the conventional way) once a week can actually help you. But it can. Though typically not a “quick fix,” therapists are trained to guide us through some…

March 14, 2022

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Career Counseling: What Is It and Can It Help Me?

Reading Time: 7 minutes Seemingly overnight, the pandemic forever changed how we think about careers and the workplace. It’s a very different landscape than it was in March, 2020 when everything paused. Suddenly, working from home became a reality for jobs that had traditionally been thought of as 100% in-office. Online entrepreneurship became a realistic option for people who had never entertained such a path. New opportunities in tech,…

March 14, 2022

what is smiling depression Depression

Everything You Need to Know About Smiling Depression

Reading Time: 5 minutes Not everyone living with depression looks sad or “depressed.” Some can hide their feelings well, making them appear perfectly fine and happy to others. Yet, despite their positive outward appearance, they are suffering on the inside. This condition is known as smiling depression, and it’s just as dangerous as other forms of depression. Because it is hard to recognize, it’s often left untreated, which can…

March 13, 2022

Gender discrimination Wellness

How Gender Discrimination and Inequality Affect Women’s Mental Health

Reading Time: 9 minutes Gender discrimination has been around for centuries. Such gender mainstreaming campaigns and social movements as #MeToo, #TimesUp, #SayHerName, HeForShe, and the Women’s March drew attention to the broad spectrum of gender discrimination, gender inequality, and gender-related violence in the US and worldwide. They show that today women are still fighting for equality and equity, their rights, needs, fairness, and the freedom to be a woman…

March 8, 2022

Signs of Overthinking Anxiety

Signs of Overthinking and How to Deal with It

Reading Time: 6 minutes Do you feel like you’d be happier if you could turn off your mind sometimes? Do you waste a lot of time dealing with negative thoughts that impact your mental health? If you tend to overanalyze everything, you aren’t alone. Studies show that 73% of young adults and 52% of middle-aged people are overthinkers. In this article, you’ll find out what overthinking means, see if…

March 8, 2022

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Depression: It’s More than Just Being Sad

Reading Time: 15 minutes “That’s the thing about depression: A human being can survive almost anything, as long as she sees the end in sight. But depression is so insidious, and it compounds daily, that it’s impossible to ever see the end. The fog is like a cage without a key.” — Elizabeth Wurtzel. When we talk about depression, we refer to more than just sadness or feeling low.…

March 7, 2022

7 types of rest Wellness

The 7 Types of Rest Every Person Needs to Feel Their Best

Reading Time: 6 minutes Whether you are feeling worn out, overwhelmed, stressed, or on the brink of burnout, the only way you can start to feel better is to rest. Modern life is busy, and it may seem impossible to fit valuable rest into a tight schedule. But in this article, we will show you why rest is important and explore how to incorporate the 7 types of rest…

March 2, 2022

What Is Binge Eating Disorder Eating Disorders

What Is Binge Eating Disorder: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment

Reading Time: 8 minutes Everyone may overeat from time to time. For example, you may occasionally eat an entire bag of cookies in one sitting, finish a bag of popcorn while watching a movie, or have a celebratory five-course meal. But if you find yourself binge eating regularly – once a week over a period of three months, you may have a binge eating disorder, which is a serious…

February 24, 2022

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Overcoming Fear of Success: Why We’re Afraid to be Our Best

Reading Time: 6 minutes Most of us want to set goals for ourselves, so that we can feel a sense of accomplishment when we achieve them. Having life goals also gives us something to work towards and creates meaning and purpose in our lives. While many people do want to experience successes in life, some may have an underlying fear of success. For some people, anxiety surrounding personal achievement…

February 23, 2022

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What Should I Expect from My First Online Therapy Session?

Reading Time: 8 minutes I often compare the first therapy session to a pilot episode of a new TV show. You get an introduction to the main characters and their dynamics, the general setting and background, and a hint about what’s to come. It’s typically not a very juicy episode but it helps you decide whether it’s a show you want to continue watching. It can be intimidating to…

February 22, 2022

Benefits of Solitude Wellness

Benefits of Solitude and How to Get the Most from Your Alone Time

Reading Time: 5 minutes In today’s ever-connected world, there’s always something vying for our attention. For some solitude can be scary, while for others, it is seen as a luxury. Here, we’ll explain why solitude should be something we strive for as part of our commitment to our own well-being. Research suggests that spending time alone can be beneficial for our mental health, improving our resilience to stress and…

February 18, 2022

gratitude Emotions

How Gratitude Makes You Happier

Reading Time: 6 minutes Many of us express gratitude by saying “thank you” to a person who has helped us or when we’re given a gift. Since childhood, we’ve learned to thank automatically and as a social rule. But gratitude is more than the action of showing good manners. It’s a positive, conscious, social emotion that has roots in evolutionary history. It may have evolved as a survival mechanism…

February 17, 2022

Self-awareness Self-Esteem

Know Thyself: What Is Self-Awareness, and How Can You Improve It?

Reading Time: 9 minutes Do we really know everything about ourselves? Far from it! Let’s say Bob’s a perfectionist who tries to do everything just right but can’t recognize that this is a self-sabotaging behavior, and it makes them be too hard on themselves. Jane often tells others that she’s fine, but at a particular moment, she can’t fully understand what she’s really feeling and what makes her feel…

February 15, 2022

Valentine’s Day When You’re Single Relationships

How to Be Kind to Yourself on Valentine’s Day When You’re Single or in a Long-Distance Relationship

Reading Time: 6 minutes Valentine’s Day is associated with love, romance, and enjoyment, and it’s a happy occasion for many. Yet it can be stressful for people who are single or in long-distance relationships. Displays of roses, teddy bears, and couple getaways are all aggressive reminders of how much you’ll miss out on. Still, it’s just one of the days of the year. While there’s tons of pressure put…

February 11, 2022

Making friends as adults Relationships

5 Ways to Make Friends as an Adult

Reading Time: 6 minutes Friendships are more important than you think. Having a strong support network can make you more resilient, teach you how to deal with obstacles more effectively, and help you improve as a person and achieve your goals. But to reap the benefits, you have to make meaningful connections first, and it isn’t as simple as it seems. Unfortunately, making friends in adulthood may be quite…

February 11, 2022

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How to Use a Mood Journal to Manage Your Emotions

Reading Time: 5 minutes From early cave paintings to the modern works of Toni Morrison, we can see how humans are natural storytellers. It’s how we make sense of our experiences, process our internal worlds, and connect with each other. Journal writing is a powerful storytelling tool that we engage in with ourselves. When we arrange our experiences into a coherent narrative, our logical left hemisphere is able to…

February 10, 2022

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Disenfranchised Grief: Recognizing Unrecognized Grief

Reading Time: 12 minutes “My mom called me to say that our cat died after a prolonged illness. This heartbroken news made me cry and feel deep sorrow. I was mourning all day long, and my partner, knowing about this, asked me to relax, cheer up, and have some fun. – I can’t! Don’t you see, I feel awful? – But why? It was just an old cat! You…

February 4, 2022

How Attachment Styles Affect Romantic Relationships Relationships

Find Out How Attachment Styles Can Affect Your Romantic Relationships

Reading Time: 7 minutes Humans are social creatures, which means we not only crave company but also intimacy and emotional connection. Even though forming social bonds is our biological need, a lot of people struggle with building relationships. While the reason is often difficulty finding someone you click with, in most cases relationship problems stem from how you relate to others. If you’ve ever wondered why some people act…

February 2, 2022

What Is Gaslighting Relationships

What Is Gaslighting? How to Spot It and Stop It

Reading Time: 12 minutes “That never happened. You must be going crazy.” “It’s just your imagination.” “Are you sure? You never remember things accurately.” If your partner repeatedly says things like these to you, they may be using an insidious technique that mental health professionals call “gaslighting.” If that happens, your experiences, words, and emotions are twisted and used against you, so you may even start questioning your thoughts,…

February 1, 2022

What To Expect from Couples Counseling Therapy

What To Expect from Couples Counseling

Reading Time: 6 minutes You’ve been considering couples counseling for a while. Maybe you’ve even checked out some therapists in your area. You and your partner are ready, but not sure what to expect. What’s it going to be like? Will the therapist tell us the relationship is doomed? Will I get blamed for everything? Do I have to tell everything (even THAT thing)? These are all normal questions…

January 31, 2022

Why Do We Hurt the Ones We Love Most? Relationships

Why Do We Hurt the Ones We Love Most?

Reading Time: 5 minutes “You’ve been hurt before… hurt people, they hurt people.” These lyrics by the Irish rock band, The Script, seem so relatable. Is it true that people hurt their loved ones because someone hurt them before? Well, yes and no. The psychology behind hurting people that you love is quite complicated. You may do it intentionally or unintentionally. Everyone expects to be treated well by their…

January 30, 2022

What Can You Do When You Hate Your Job but Can't Quit Burnout

What Can You Do When You Hate Your Job but Can’t Quit?

Reading Time: 7 minutes If you hate your job, you’re not the only one who feels that way. It’s hard to say exactly how many people hate their jobs, but according to different studies, somewhere between 20% and 40% of employees report feeling unhappy at work. Although hating your job is a common human experience, that doesn’t make it less difficult to handle. It can be mentally and emotionally…

January 28, 2022

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8 Tips for Setting Goals in Therapy

Reading Time: 5 minutes If you’ve ever been in therapy, chances are you’re familiar with the question, “What brings you here?” Simple and straightforward on the surface, this can also be one of the most complex and baffling questions. Collaborative goal setting can break this question down into concrete terms by delineating what you want to be addressed in therapy. When used in time-limited therapeutic approaches such as cognitive…

January 26, 2022

trauma bonding Relationships

How to Recognize a Trauma Bond and What to Do About It

Reading Time: 8 minutes In the summer of 1973, a bank robbery occurred in Stockholm, Sweden where four bank workers were taken hostage for six days. Over that period, it’s said that the workers began to develop a bond with the robbers which grew so strong that one of the captives told the Swedish Prime Minister she fully trusted her captors but feared the police might kill her if…

January 25, 2022

What Is Closure and Why Do We Need It after a Relationship Breakup Relationships

What Is Closure and Why Do We Need It after a Relationship Breakup?

Reading Time: 5 minutes The end of a relationship is understandably a challenging time, especially if one partner wanted the break-up and the other did not. Emotions run strong, and if you don’t know the reason for the breakup, it can be difficult to move forward. Closure from an ex can make it easier to process feelings of grief when a relationship ends, and there are psychological reasons for…

January 23, 2022

How to Manage When a Family Member is Homophobic LGBT

How to Manage When a Family Member is Homophobic

Reading Time: 5 minutes As a gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning person, it can be very difficult to cope with family members who reject who you are. Sadly, homophobia (dislike or prejudice against gay people) and transphobia (dislike or prejudice against transgender or transexual people) can threaten even the strongest of family bonds. You have a right to expect unconditional love from family members regardless of your…

January 20, 2022

Therapy

Do I Need Therapy? 11 Signs It’s Time To See a Therapist

Reading Time: 8 minutes Many people think that something must be seriously wrong with you to see a therapist. That is one of the common misconceptions about therapy. In fact, therapy is an incredibly useful tool that is worth trying even if you don’t have a medical problem. So when should you see a therapist? The truth is, you should never let things get to the breaking point before…

January 17, 2022

Anxiety

Social Anxiety: How to Recognize if You Have it

Reading Time: 5 minutes Social Anxiety Disorder is a common condition, but it is often poorly understood. In this article we will look at what the condition is, how to recognize if you have it, and how to overcome social anxiety. Social Anxiety Disorder Social Anxiety Disorder was once known as social phobia. It is characterized by an overwhelming fear of social situations. What are the Symptoms of Social…

January 16, 2022

Emotions

What Is Emotional Exhaustion and How to Cope

Reading Time: 7 minutes When you reach the point of emotional exhaustion, you can feel drained, tired, down, lacking energy, and have difficulty coping with everyday tasks. Eventually, it comes to the point when you hardly feel any sense of accomplishment. Emotional exhaustion can occur when you experience excessive stress that builds up over a prolonged period. It’s one of the first warning signs and symptoms of burnout. Anyone…

January 13, 2022

Relationships

9 Ways to Improve Communication in Your Relationship

Reading Time: 6 minutes Communication is key to a harmonious and healthy relationship. All too often, couples have difficulty expressing how they feel, which can lead to misunderstandings, disagreements, and even toxic behaviors. Understanding how to improve communication with your partner is not only helpful for those whose relationship is under strain, but can protect an otherwise healthy relationship from problems later on, too. In this article, we will…

January 5, 2022

Wellness

Self-Care Practices You Should Prioritize for 2022

Reading Time: 6 minutes Modern life can feel stressful, relentless and exhausting. Furthermore, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has added to many people’s workload, mental strain, and even feelings of loneliness. It’s no wonder that many of us are burned out before we’ve even started the day’s work. If you are struggling with a life that feels unsatisfying or unremitting, it’s time to put a self-care plan in place for…

January 4, 2022

Wellness

XII Ways to Get Into the Christmas Spirit If You’re Not Quite Feeling It Yet

Reading Time: 11 minutes It’s the most wonderful time of the year! We can all agree that the atmosphere in December feels emotionally and physically a bit magical. It’s that joy and nostalgia when, wrapped in silly sweaters, we enjoy our cozy evenings near the Christmas tree, music fills the air, shopping malls bustle, and our hearts sing under the Christmas lights. But what if you’re not quite feeling…

December 25, 2021

Therapy

How to Sidestep Negative Thinking Patterns

Reading Time: 6 minutes Whether you’re a glass-half-empty or a glass-half-full kind of person, chances are you’ve experienced or at least observed a negative thought spiral. More than just an occasional bad day, chronic negative thinking can impact your relationships, personal wellbeing and health. What is negative thinking? You may have noticed that your inner critic has a lot to say. Perhaps you’ve felt ashamed of your body while…

December 23, 2021

Family

How Our Parents’ Marriage Affects Our Relationships and Shapes Us

Reading Time: 5 minutes Our parents are the first teachers we have, and we can count on them to teach us everything — from how to eat with a spoon to how to behave in public. These may be some of the more obvious lessons we learn from our parents. But from the time we’re old enough to observe adults, they are teaching us another important lesson — how…

December 21, 2021

Anxiety

Holiday Anxiety: Why Am I Nervous When Everyone’s So Happy?

Reading Time: 5 minutes The holiday season is one that’s touted as being filled with joy and celebration, where you can gather with friends and family for ‘the most wonderful time of the year’. But it can also be a time of year when those struggling with depression and anxiety can really feel the stress and sadness that this season can cause.  So, what is it about the holidays…

December 20, 2021

Parenting

How to Set Boundaries for Children Without Yelling, Threats, and Bribes

Reading Time: 10 minutes It’s common for parents to have doubts when it comes to setting boundaries for their children. That happens because some people often associate the word “boundary” with something negative. They think that setting particular boundaries for kids implies not taking their opinions and feelings into account. But that isn’t the case. In fact, setting boundaries is an important aspect of parenting because children need reliably…

December 15, 2021

Here’s How To Make This Holiday Season with Your Family Enjoyable and Stress-Free Family

Here’s How To Make This Holiday Season with Your Family Enjoyable and Stress-Free

Reading Time: 5 minutes What comes to your mind when you think of holidays? Do you associate them with joy and family time, or is it the most stressful time of the year? If it’s the latter, you aren’t alone. Without the right approach, holidays can be nerve-wracking and far from magical. Luckily, there’s a way to learn to manage family-related stress and avoid burnout. Check out the tips…

December 13, 2021

Self-Esteem

Why and How to Sync Your Online Persona with Your True Self

Reading Time: 9 minutes We are all unique and have multiple identities: occupation, religion, sexual orientation, age, race, gender, values, likes and dislikes, and so on. For example, you can identify yourself as a woman, a partner in a same-sex couple, a daughter, a blood donor, a booklover, Tom’s best friend, and a person who likes coffee and values honesty. And there’s nothing wrong with selectively revealing your identities…

December 10, 2021

Therapy

10 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Therapy Sessions

Reading Time: 8 minutes Making the decision to come to therapy is a huge step. It’s at once one of the hardest things you’ll do and one of the most satisfying things you’ll do. It’s satisfying because you can experience growth and healing. It’s hard because it takes a lot of emotional energy to face your challenges and find that path to healing.  Now that you’re ready to seek…

December 6, 2021

Relationships

How a Healthy Sex Life Can Help Minimize Depression and Anxiety Symptoms

Reading Time: 5 minutes Sexual behavior and activity vary from person to person. Some people wait to have sex, whereas others may be on the asexual spectrum. Those who have sex or are curious about the health benefits of sex, however, might wonder what the advantages of sex are and how they work. So, how can sex benefit your mental health, and how do you establish a healthy sex…

December 2, 2021

Midlife crisis Self-Esteem

Is the ‘Midlife Crisis’ a Real Thing? Stereotypes Debunked

Reading Time: 5 minutes You’ve probably heard the term “midlife crisis” used many times before, or you may even be wondering if you’re currently going through one. That’s because it’s common for society to label any period of difficulty or change that a middle-aged person goes through as a “midlife crisis.” However, despite its widespread use, most experts believe that a midlife crisis is more likely to be a…

November 30, 2021

How to Enjoy Your Family Relationships Not Food on Thanksgiving Family

Not Only a “Turkey” Day: 5 Ways to Make Thanksgiving not About Food but Family Relationships

Reading Time: 6 minutes Roast turkey, homemade cranberry sauce, stuffing, and pumpkin pie… It’s time for the biggest dinner of the year! Food is a big part of what makes a Thanksgiving party a feast, and the celebration often revolves around the delicious dinner. But when we’re focused on feasting and passing dishes to the people we’re with, we can miss out on warm and valuable experiences to remember.…

November 25, 2021

Parenting

Supporting Kids’ Mental Health During COVID-19

Reading Time: 6 minutes Just like adults, children have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Child mental health has been affected by school closures, separation from friends and feelings of isolation, and in some cases increased stress or pressure from being locked down at home. As we begin to emerge from COVID-19, some aspects of life are returning to normal, while other situations may remain permanently changed post-pandemic. If…

November 24, 2021

You Need to Choose Between Mental Health and Career Burnout

You Need to Choose Between Mental Health and Career. Says Who?

Reading Time: 12 minutes A career starts long before the first job. It’s a long story about the passions, education, skills, influences, experience, knowledge, aspirations, and efforts that shape a professional path. And that path for sure isn’t something we want to give up easily.  However, we’re often expected to sacrifice mental health for success. We have to choose between deadlines and healthy sleep, a promotion and quality time…

November 19, 2021

Parenting

How to Tell Your Child They Are Adopted and Whether to Tell Them at All

Reading Time: 6 minutes In the USA, the total number of adoptions in 2014 was 110,373. Despite the great number of children being adopted in the US each year, as an adoptive parent you may still worry about how to tell your child that they are adopted, and even whether you should tell them at all. In this article we will explore the drawbacks of not telling a child…

November 19, 2021

Wellness

You Can Sit with Us: 6 Mental Health Benefits of Being Kind

Reading Time: 5 minutes We all know that being kind makes others feel good, but what if I were to tell you that it also has the potential to improve your mental health? While there’s debate around whether altruism is part of our biological heritage, decades of research points to the fact that being unselfish can have self-serving benefits. Still, it’s not always easy to be kind. When you’re…

November 12, 2021

Always There for You Can Exes Be Friends Relationships

Always There for You: Can Exes Be Friends?

Reading Time: 6 minutes If you ask a group of people whether they would want to stay friends with their exes, you’ll likely get answers at both ends of the spectrum. For some, staying friends with an ex is an absolute no-no, but for others, being friends after a breakup can be the healthy next step in your changed relationship. In this article, we will look at when and…

November 9, 2021

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Is Covid Anxiety a Thing: How to Fight Anxiety During the Pandemic

Reading Time: 5 minutes Winter is coming. The days are getting shorter and colder, the holiday season is nearing, and coronavirus variants are continuing to spread. Deep into the second year of the global pandemic, it’s a strange and sometimes frightening new world. With many places continuing to remain shut down or partially reopened, waning cases in some areas and surges in others, a lot of us are continuing…

November 2, 2021

Top 5 Reasons Horror Movies Can Actually Benefit Wellness

Top 5 Reasons Horror Movies Can Actually Benefit Your Mental Health

Reading Time: 7 minutes Spooky Day is upon us! 🎃 Spirits, witches, bloody skeletons, haunted houses, jack-o-lanterns, and trick-or-treating — Halloween is a night for a good fright and the macabre merriment everyone loves. It’s also the time for many to partake in the tradition of picking out and watching horror movies.  Horror is quite a controversial genre associated with negative emotions and feelings — and for good reason.…

October 29, 2021

Calmerry News

Calmerry Turns 1 Year Old! Here’s What We Achieved Together

Reading Time: < 1 minute A year has passed since we started Calmerry to make therapy more affordable and easily accessible for anyone. Our goal was to build an online platform that will connect clients with licensed counselors and provide them with a safe virtual environment to talk about their mental health concerns. Since then, we have helped thousands of people improve their mental health and live more fulfilling lives,…

October 27, 2021

At the Mercy of Likes Anxiety

At the Mercy of Likes: How Social Media Fuels Social Anxiety

Reading Time: 10 minutes Over 3.7 billion people now use social media. Instagram, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, TikTok, and WhatsApp are present in almost all facets of our lives. On these platforms, we get in touch with our old friends and forge new connections, run businesses, self-educate, buy birthday presents for moms, job hunt, meet the loves of our lives, collect precious moments, become influencers, and self-express. One thing is…

October 22, 2021

Playing with Fire How to Know Your Partner is Having an Emotional Affair Relationships

Playing with Fire: How to Know Your Partner Is Having an Emotional Affair

Reading Time: 6 minutes Emotional affairs are on the rise in the USA. In the past, affairs were conducted in person or during snatched moments on the phone. Today, technology makes it easy to meet someone virtually, or communicate discreetly with someone you know in real life. Unlike a sexual affair, your partner could be sharing themselves with someone else at any time of the day or night, even…

October 19, 2021

SAD Depression

Seasonal Depression (SAD): Symptoms, Causes, & Treatments

Reading Time: 7 minutes We all have our preferred times of the year; it could be autumn when the leaves change color, summer when it’s great for the beach, or winter when it snows. But for some, they might prefer certain seasons because others can bring about unwanted and distressing feelings that make life more difficult. I’m talking about people who experience seasonal affective disorder (SAD), also known as…

October 13, 2021

The impact of bullying on your mental health Relationships

The Impact of Bullying on Your Mental Health

Reading Time: 7 minutes As we connect on web platforms around the world, we get the opportunity to interact with people we might never have gotten the chance to meet pre-internet. When it comes to bullying, that’s both a blessing and a curse. While connections made across the web can foster a sense of community and combat loneliness, they can also create breeding grounds for cyberbullying. Bullying can happen…

October 13, 2021

Wellness

11 Tips to Improve Your Mental Health Right Away

Reading Time: 10 minutes Believe it or not, your mental health is just as important as your physical health. It impacts your thoughts, feelings, relationships, career advancement, resilience, quality of life, and overall health. What is mental health? We throw the term “mental health” around a lot, but what exactly do we mean by it? Mental health is everything from your emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects your…

October 12, 2021

Therapy

Top 5 Books about Mental Health Recommended by Calmerry Therapists

Reading Time: 2 minutes On October 10, we recognize World Mental Health Day. To emphasize the importance of mental health, Calmerry therapists have prepared a special gift to our readers. These are the books that will help you deeper understand your emotions, patterns, and coping strategies. Reading itself is an excellent way to contribute to your mental health and practiсe mindfulness. Especially, when the books you read are recommended…

October 8, 2021

Anxiety

Can Anxiety Kill You? Myths and Facts about Anxiety

Reading Time: 5 minutes Anxiety is a common mental health condition, but it can cause considerable distress and concern to those who experience it. In fact, the physical symptoms can be so intense and severe that some people feel that they are dying when an episode of intense anxiety occurs. Let’s look at the biological and psychological basis of anxiety, its common symptoms, and answer the question can anxiety…

October 5, 2021

Therapy

Who Is Who in Psychotherapy: Titles of Mental Health Professionals

Reading Time: 4 minutes If you have never been to therapy before, you probably know that it can be very challenging to decide who to see about your mental health. There are different types of mental health professionals. Their job titles and specialties can vary by state, and it all can seem so confusing to figure out who does what. So if you are struggling to cope with your…

October 1, 2021

Stress

The Physical and Emotional Effects of Stress on the Body

Reading Time: 5 minutes We all go through periods of stress. Pressure at work, moving house, relationship breakdowns and many more of life’s events can quickly leave us feeling overwhelmed or fraught. Although stress is a natural part of life, long-term stress can be detrimental to your physical and emotional health. That’s why it’s important to understand how stress affects the body, and what you can do to manage…

September 30, 2021

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Women and Low Self-Esteem: What’s the Connection?

Reading Time: 5 minutes Self-esteem is the opinion that you hold of yourself. If you have low self-esteem, it means that you may hold a negative view of your abilities, character, or appearance.  Sadly, women are more likely to be affected by low self-esteem than men. This is especially true in Western cultures where the gender gap is significantly greater. In this article we will look at why women…

September 22, 2021

How to Overcome Anxiety - calmerry Anxiety

How to Overcome Anxiety without Medication

Reading Time: 6 minutes When you’re juggling a career, motherhood, bills, keeping physically fit and propping up your social life, trying to have it all can really take its toll. It’s no wonder that so many women will experience episodes of anxiety during their lifetime. Although these difficult periods may be fleeting, when anxiety sticks around for longer than you’d hoped, you may be left wondering how to overcome…

September 22, 2021

Grief and Trauma Parenting

PTSD in Children: What It Is and How You Can Help

Reading Time: 5 minutes Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a psychiatric disorder. In adults, it most commonly occurs after experiencing or witnessing a traumatic event such as war or combat, a natural disaster, a serious accident, physical or sexual assault or the threat of a serious incident. Children can also be affected by PTSD. Children and teenagers who experience or witness a traumatic event may go on to develop…

September 16, 2021

How to Overcome Body Shaming Self-Esteem

How to Overcome Body Shaming

Reading Time: 9 minutes This summer, in Times Square–the epicenter of one of the most diverse cities on earth, a giant billboard is up featuring two women of different sizes–the larger woman with her head in her hands looking miserable and the thinner woman with a big smile looking very happy. The text across the billboard says, “Feeling fat and lazy?” Body shaming is real and there’s no escape…

September 16, 2021

How to Deal with an Emotionally Sensitive Partner (1) Relationships

How to Deal with an Emotionally Sensitive Partner

Reading Time: 5 minutes Knowing someone with an emotionally sensitive personality can allow you to have one of the deepest and most meaningful relationships or friendships you’ll ever experience. However, their sensitivity can also lead to some challenges. Here we will look at how to have a healthy relationship with someone who is emotionally sensitive, in a way that will ensure you both remain happy and understood. What’s Great…

September 16, 2021

love Relationships

How Men Fall in Love and How Their Brain Responds

Reading Time: 4 minutes When we think of love, we think of the heart, but love really happens in the brain. As you go through the stages of love, certain neural activity occurs. Love is very much a process, but interestingly, the process differs slightly between men and women. How men fall in love is not the same as how women do. And that’s what we’ll be looking at…

September 16, 2021

How to Cope with Divorce Stress Stress

How to Cope With Divorce Stress Effectively

Reading Time: 7 minutes Divorce is a well-recognized cause of stress that can affect some or all of those involved, including both partners (the initiator and non-initiator), children in their care, and sometimes other family members. It can be hard to comprehend how stressful divorce can be until you actually experience one. The symptoms of divorce stress can be both mental and physical and can sometimes lead to more…

September 15, 2021

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Therapy

What is CBT?

Reading Time: 6 minutes If you think of yourself as uninteresting, unintelligent, and unworthy of anything good, you’re probably not going to put yourself out there very much. In fact, you’re likely going to miss out on a lot of connections and opportunities throughout your life. But what if your negative thoughts are just like any other bad habit that can be broken? According to cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT),…

September 10, 2021

How to Stop Self-Deprecating Self-Esteem

What is Self-Deprecation?

Reading Time: 7 minutes Most people would rather be thought of as down-to-earth and funny rather than egotistical or narcissistic. People who are able to use humor to make fun of themselves or recognize their flaws tend to be self-aware, appealing, and approachable. Yet, there’s a fine line between humility and over-the-top self-deprecation. Self-deprecating phrases like “it was nothing” and “I’m such an idiot” are so common we often…

September 9, 2021

How to Support Someone Who Is Suicidal Depression

How to Help Someone Who Is Suicidal

Reading Time: 9 minutes If you or someone you know is considering suicide, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255) (En Español: 1-888-628-9454; Deaf and Hard of Hearing: 1-800-799-4889) or the Crisis Text Line by texting HOME to 741741. If you’re on social media, you can access support on different platforms. If it’s a life-threatening emergency, dial 911 or your local emergency number. In many cases, suicide can…

September 6, 2021

How to Cope When You Are Lonely Relationships

How to Cope When You Are Lonely

Reading Time: 6 minutes Feeling lonely is normal because social connections are one of many intrinsic human needs. When you are physically or emotionally isolated from others, you are likely to crave companionship. Although everyone experiences loneliness from time to time, it is a passing feeling that one can overcome. But when it becomes chronic and interferes with your ability to go about your daily life, you should do…

August 31, 2021

Support Someone Relationships

How to Support Someone after a Difficult Diagnosis

Reading Time: 4 minutes When someone you know receives a difficult diagnosis, it can be hard to know how best to support them. Here are our simple but effective steps to supporting someone during this challenging time. The Difficult Diagnosis Many of us will be faced with the upsetting situation of finding out that a family member, friend or coworker has been diagnosed with a serious health condition. The…

August 31, 2021

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Calmerry Strengthens Its Therapy Toolbox with Free Reflection Helper

Reading Time: 4 minutes Self-reflection is a tried-and-true way to practice self-care. It allows us to look at ourselves from a distance, explore our thoughts, behaviors, and emotions to analyze what we think and feel as objectively as possible. This way, we can get a better understanding of ourselves and discover why we feel that way or from where our thoughts stem. It also makes us more accepting and…

August 19, 2021

How to Write Positive Affirmations for Depression Depression

How to Write Positive Affirmations for Depression

Reading Time: 5 minutes The World Health Organization defines depression as a “persistent sadness and lack of interest or pleasure in previously rewarding or enjoyable activities”. It can also lead to disturbed sleep and appetite, as well as poor concentration and tiredness. Over 264 million people are affected worldwide. Psychological therapies, such as online counseling, and pharmacological treatments can be beneficial in helping to ease the symptoms of depression.…

August 17, 2021

What are some psychological facts about love Relationships

Interesting Facts about the Psychology of Attraction

Reading Time: 6 minutes Love is an intense feeling. If you’ve been in love before, you can attest to the fact that it seems like a roller coaster ride. One day all you want to do is to stare into the eyes of your significant other, and the next, you’re afraid of life without them. Unfortunately, sometimes love comes with disappointments and ultimately heartbreak. Going through these intense feelings…

August 17, 2021

How to Help a Depressed Friend or Family Member Depression

How to Help a Depressed Friend or Family Member

Reading Time: 7 minutes If a friend or family member is living with depression, it can be difficult to know how best to support them. In this article we will look at how to help someone with depression, while taking care of your own wellbeing, too. Depression is Common Depression is a mental health condition characterized by low mood, loss of pleasure in life and feeling empty or numb.…

August 17, 2021

Anxiety

What Is Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)?

Reading Time: 5 minutes Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder that affects about 2% of the population. It causes obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviors, which are unwanted, distressing, and repetitive. OCD symptoms can sometimes appear during childhood, but more often, it develops during early adulthood. OCD can significantly impact the lives of those affected, including their work life, social life, and overall well-being. OCD affects all genders equally,…

August 16, 2021

Healthy Tips for Body Positivity Wellness

Healthy Tips for Body Positivity

Reading Time: 7 minutes Many of us struggle to accept our bodies as they are. Every time you look at social media or switch on the television, you are likely to see images of celebrities, influencers, or athletes whose bodies might appear very different to your own. When bombarded with images of tall, slim, toned, or muscular people, it’s no surprise that many of us start to question the…

August 10, 2021

How to Find Your Inner Child Wellness

How to Find Your Inner Child

Reading Time: 7 minutes Inside every person is a child–playful, curious, creative, and perceptive but also sensitive, wounded, and suffering. Our inner child is always there, whether we’re conscious of it or not. If we don’t learn to get in touch with it, we’ll miss out on a great joy in life as well as the opportunity to heal deep and powerful wounds. When our needs aren’t met as…

August 8, 2021

How to Talk to Your Boss about Your Mental Health Wellness

How to Talk to Your Boss About Your Mental Health

Reading Time: 7 minutes If you’re struggling to manage your mental illness with your work responsibilities, you are not alone. More than 20% of the US adults, including countless celebrities,  experience a mental health challenge each year. In addition, it costs employers hundreds of billions of dollars annually and is a major public health issue. Serious mental illness is one of the leading causes of cardiovascular disease and premature…

August 5, 2021

How to stop lying Relationships

When Honesty is the Best Policy: How to Stop Lying in a Relationship

Reading Time: 5 minutes We learn to tell untruths when we’re as young as two and begin to lie regularly at around the age of three when we understand that adults don’t actually know everything. Dad said I could. If you let me (blank), I’ll never ask you for anything again. He started it! We begin to tell “white” lies at around the age of seven. These are lies…

August 3, 2021

What Is Imposter Syndrome and How to Deal with It Self-Esteem

How to Cure Imposter Syndrome with Self-Compassion

Reading Time: 5 minutes Maybe you missed a deadline, yelled at your child, botched a presentation, or did poorly on an assignment. We all feel like we don’t belong from time to time. And when you’re not sure of yourself, it’s easy to lose your sense of self-compassion and feel like a fraud. Everyone else is handling it, why can’t I? How long until people find out that I…

August 2, 2021

Everything You Didn’t Realize You Wanted to Know About TMS Depression

Everything You Didn’t Realize and Wanted to Know About TMS

Reading Time: 5 minutes There is a common treatment for depression that we all tend to think of: going to the office, sitting in the comfy chair and… having the nerve cells in your brain stimulated with repetitive magnetic pulses. Actually, that’s probably not what you were thinking of! Unlike talk therapy, which often involves weekly visits to the therapist’s office to sit in the chair and talk through…

August 1, 2021

How to Effectively Resolve Family Conflicts Family

How to Manage and Resolve Family Conflicts

Reading Time: 4 minutes Being part of a family can bring various benefits, such as love, security, support, and more, although, sometimes, there can also be conflict. It’s common for family members to fall out or tensions to arise. And while disagreements are perfectly normal, when conflicts go unresolved or escalate, they can become a significant cause of stress. Family conflicts can be particularly distressing because they are so…

August 1, 2021

What Is Toxic Positivity Wellness

Toxic Positivity

Reading Time: 5 minutes “You just have to be positive!”  “Everything happens for a reason!” “Think happy thoughts!” How many times has someone told you something along these lines when you were struggling? No matter how well-meaning they may be, these sentiments can do a lot more harm than good. In fact, there’s even a term for it – it’s called toxic positivity, and it can wreak havoc on…

August 1, 2021

Motivation

Understanding Willpower: 4 Ways to Reach Your Goals

Reading Time: 5 minutes I don’t know about you, but I have definitely hit the snooze button and passed up on morning exercise after vowing the night before that I would get up early and get moving. It’s still dark. I need more sleep. I’ll do it tomorrow… There is a pervasive idea that we can improve our lives with the golden ticket of willpower. But how much control…

July 30, 2021

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What Is Emotional Intelligence and How to Develop It?

Reading Time: 5 minutes Emotional situations can sometimes get the best of us, and we may even act in ways we later regret. This is entirely normal. But overall, some people are much better at handling emotions than others, and some can even use their emotional awareness and skills to help them attain positive outcomes. It all comes down to how emotionally intelligent you are. Fortunately, emotional intelligence is…

July 29, 2021

Anxiety

What Is Claustrophobia? Everything You Need to Know

Reading Time: 5 minutes Claustrophobia is an irrational and intense fear of enclosed or crowded spaces. Those who experience it will often avoid crowded rooms, elevators, airplanes, and other confined spaces as a way of coping, but this only reinforces the phobia. Like other phobias and anxiety disorders, claustrophobia can severely impact people’s lives, including their social, work, school, and family life. It’s quite common, too, with up to…

July 28, 2021

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How to Thrive as a Highly Sensitive Person

Reading Time: 4 minutes A highly sensitive person (or HSP) is someone who is more sensitive to physical, emotional or social stimuli. Being highly sensitive can be considered a personality trait that comes with its own strengths and difficulties. Here we will look at how to thrive as a highly sensitive person. What is a Highly Sensitive Person? If you’ve ever been told that you are “too sensitive” or…

July 20, 2021

Enhance Your Resilience Wellness

10 Ways to Enhance Your Resilience

Reading Time: 6 minutes We all face problems and adversities in life. From job loss to health problems to separation from friends and the loss of loved ones, these changes can disrupt our lives and sometimes knock us down. Living through tough times can also take a toll on our physical, mental, and emotional health. How we bounce back from these obstacles can determine how we’ll move forward in…

July 20, 2021

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Top 8 Mental Health Benefits of Yoga

Reading Time: 5 minutes “Inhale: 1-2-3-4-5. Exhale: 1-2-3-4-5.” If you’ve been doing breathing exercises to feel calmer, happier, and more focused, you know how soothing yoga is. Despite being an ancient practice, yoga has become increasingly popular, and for good reason. It is suitable for people of all ages and impactful for treating chronic conditions. Interestingly, scientists have discovered that this practice has several mental health benefits. Let’s explore…

July 20, 2021

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Understanding Anhedonia: Why You’re Losing Interest in Things You Used to Enjoy

Reading Time: 4 minutes Everyone changes interest in things over time. You might’ve loved soccer as a kid, but grew bored of it and quitted in your teens. Unlike the typical loss of interest, anhedonia makes every day uninteresting and results in many or all activities you enjoyed not eliciting excitement anymore. What Is Anhedonia? People with anhedonia feel like they’re just going through the motions of life. Its…

July 20, 2021

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What is Narcissistic Personality Disorder?

Reading Time: 5 minutes As the myth goes, Narcissus was the beautiful son of a river god and nymph. When he rejected the love of Echo, the gods of vengeance cursed him to fall in love with his own reflection in the waters of a spring, which led to his death. In psychology, narcissism represents excessive self-involvement, a sense of entitlement, and a need to be admired. Narcissistic personality…

July 16, 2021

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How to Improve Motivation

Reading Time: 4 minutes Motivation is the drive many of us feel to behave in a certain way, complete certain tasks or to strive to reach our goals. However, periods of stress, anxiety or depression can all lead to a severe dip in our levels of motivation, affecting our self-esteem and making it difficult to accomplish the things we would like to. In this article we will look at…

July 13, 2021

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8 Self-Care Strategies for Good Mental Health

Reading Time: 6 minutes We all want to take care of our emotional well-being so that we can enjoy life and benefit from good mental health. When life is busy, you might feel like you need to check everything off your to-do list before you can even think about your mental health. However, the opposite is true! When your mental health takes a back seat, you may find you…

July 13, 2021

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8 Signs of Burnout at Work and How to Deal with It

Reading Time: 5 minutes Do you drag yourself out of bed in the morning, wondering what the point of work is? Does your 8-hour working day feel like a lifetime? Do you lack the energy to be productive? Have you become cynical at work? You could be having burnout that results from chronic workplace stress. It is a condition that is not easy to spot. Work-related stress is so…

July 6, 2021

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What to Know About Relationship Abuse and How to Get Support

Reading Time: 8 minutes No one deserves to be abused or threatened. Yet, according to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV), one in three US women and nearly one in four US men have experienced violence at the hands of a partner. While there is a global predominance of male perpetrators of abuse against female partners, the truth is, people of all sexual orientations and gender identities can…

June 30, 2021

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How to Talk about Gender Pronouns

Reading Time: 5 minutes A noun is a word that refers to a person, animal, place, thing, idea, action, or quality. As the name suggests, pronouns are a subtype of nouns and are unique in that they can be used as substitutes for other nouns. Think about how you would tell a story about your friend Lupe. Imagine how it would sound if the only identifier you could use…

June 22, 2021

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Recognizing the Symptoms of Stress in Men

Reading Time: 4 minutes Stress affects all genders, but does it affect men and women differently? Yes, in some ways, and that’s why today we’ll be looking at how stress specifically affects men and how their experience can differ slightly from women. Understanding these gender differences makes it easier to recognize stress in men, which is a fundamental part of learning how to deal with it effectively. While acute…

June 18, 2021

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5 Myths and Facts About Depression

Reading Time: 5 minutes Depression is a difficult condition to navigate, and it is surrounded by some unhelpful misconceptions and stigma that can prevent people from recognizing when they have it and getting the help they need. Here is a look at some of the most common myths you might have heard surrounding depression. We’ll also explore why they are misleading and look at the scientific facts of the…

June 15, 2021

Wellness

How to Fight and Stop Negative Self-Talk

Reading Time: 5 minutes Our inner voice or internal dialogue can be either positive or negative. If one encourages us to believe in ourselves, there’s also that voice that constantly reminds us how inadequate we are. The latter can sometimes be downright mean or rude, along with expressions of judgment, criticism, and disapproval about everything we are and everything we do. The dialogue inside our minds or the voice…

June 15, 2021

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Stonewalling in a Relationship: When Your Partner Refuses to Communicate

Reading Time: 5 minutes We all need to feel heard, especially by those we love. So, when your partner goes quiet and refuses to acknowledge what you say, it hurts. Stonewalling can be intentional or unintentional. Either way, it is hurtful to the recipient and may severely damage a relationship in the long run. What Is Stonewalling? The term “stonewalling” was popularized by John Gottman, a relationship researcher. It…

June 8, 2021

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How to Deal with Anger: 8+ Tips to Help You Stay Calm

Reading Time: 5 minutes Anger can be a positive emotion—especially when it motivates you to work through issues or create positive social change. However, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by it and get verbally or physically aggressive. Conversely, refusing to acknowledge, express anger, and deal with it healthily can affect your health and well-being. When your temper, and how you choose to cope, leads to undesirable consequences, you need…

June 7, 2021

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How to Practice Gratitude to Improve Your Mental Health

Reading Time: 5 minutes Gratitude is sometimes considered synonymous with being thankful. Whilst this is true to some extent, true gratitude is much more than just thankfulness. Gratitude can have a significant effect on the brain, with researchers confirming that it can lead to substantial neurological benefits for those who practice it. Here we will look at what gratitude is, how to practice it, and how it could benefit…

June 7, 2021

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How to Confidently Raise a Child as a Same-Sex Couple

Reading Time: 4 minutes All parents soon learn that once you have a child, you’ll receive unsolicited advice, criticism, or disapproval from relatives, friends, and even strangers on the street. Somehow, having a child seems to give people the impression that they can pass judgment on you and your decisions in a way that they never would for any other part of another person’s life. If you’re parenting as…

June 7, 2021

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7+ High-Level Strategies to Gain Control of Your Emotions

Reading Time: 5 minutes Emotions are powerful. So powerful that they control almost every action you take every day. Like every other aspect of life, emotions are best handled with moderation and logic. In their extreme form, they can have negative consequences, including sleep issues, high stress levels, harm to self, and others. Unfortunately, it is not always easy to apply logic while experiencing extreme, intense emotions. Fortunately, anyone…

June 5, 2021

Stress Disorder Grief and Trauma

What Are the Symptoms of PTSD?

Reading Time: 5 minutes If you are living with painful memories from a traumatic experience, you might be wondering if you are suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD. Feeling scared during and after traumatic situations is natural as fear spurs your body’s “fight or flight” response to protect you from harm. However, if you do not recover from these reactions after your trauma and you experience ongoing stress…

June 5, 2021

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How to Incorporate the Quality Time Love Language into Your Relationship

Reading Time: 4 minutes Although you may already know that one-on-one time is incredibly important within a relationship, you may not realize that quality time is one of the 5 love languages. Quality time is often seen as a way to strengthen a relationship. Giving each other your undivided attention can be a great way to communicate, focus on your relationship, and even avoid conflict. But when life is…

May 28, 2021

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What Is Emotional Numbness, and How to Get Relief?

Reading Time: 5 minutes Do you ever feel like you’re just going through the motions in your life? It’s natural for everyone to feel a bit disconnected from the world around them at times. But if you feel this way more often than not, you may be experiencing what is known as emotional numbness. What Is Emotional Numbness? In short, emotional numbness is a general lack of emotions, and…

May 28, 2021

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How to Navigate Difficult Family Relationships

Reading Time: 5 minutes Occasional disagreements or misunderstandings are a normal part of family relationships. However, if you have a difficult relationship with one or more family members, it can start to impact your mental health. Taking steps to navigate disagreements or disputes is vital to looking after yourself. Here we will look at how to deal with difficult family relationships. What Makes Family Relationships Difficult? Human relationships and…

May 28, 2021

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How to Recognize Verbal Abuse

Reading Time: 6 minutes The harmful effects of verbal abuse can be just as devastating as other forms of abuse. But sadly, it’s not always easy to recognize. People of all ages can suffer from verbal abuse, and it can happen in any social setting, including among friends, family members, partners, peers, classmates, and work colleagues. It can have short and long-term consequences, affecting people’s mental health, stress levels,…

May 25, 2021

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Are You in a Codependent Relationship? Here’s How to Overcome Codependency

Reading Time: 5 minutes Being codependent in a relationship is more than being “needy.” It is “setting yourself on fire” to keep your partner warm because you believe you would not be okay without them. You probably sacrifice your comfort just to get them to stay in the relationship. Unconditional sacrifice might be your way of expressing love — and you might not know it yet but it is…

May 25, 2021

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How to Feel Better About Being Single

Reading Time: 5 minutes Movies and TV shows often push the narrative that a person is not “complete” until they find a romantic partner. It’s an idea that many of us grow up believing thanks to fairy tales we read in childhood. Meanwhile, being single is portrayed as a state of loneliness that must be endured until a person meets “The One”. Unfortunately, these stereotypes are extremely damaging –…

May 19, 2021

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Mental Health Tips for Busy Moms

Reading Time: 5 minutes Being a mom is one of the most rewarding jobs in the world, but it is not without its share of challenges. Along with the heart-melting smiles and adorable giggles that come with having little ones around, you get sleep-deprived nights and a to-do list that seems impossible to conquer. According to the 2019 State of Motherhood Survey, 85 percent of moms said they don’t…

May 19, 2021

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What Is Happiness?

Reading Time: 7 minutes While happiness is often characterized by feelings of joy and contentment, it is difficult to define and measure. As everyone experiences it differently, there is no single or universal definition of what happiness really is. Although it mostly relates to positive emotions, it is more than just a fleeting mood or feeling. Living or pursuing a happy life, furthermore, is not about denying or avoiding…

May 19, 2021

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Words of Affirmation: What are They and How to Use Them in Your Relationship

Reading Time: 5 minutes Everyone has a different way of expressing and receiving love. While some equate this feeling with spending time together, others prefer physical touch or receiving gifts. Some people, meanwhile, like it when their partner offers help in any way they can or showers them with compliments or words of encouragement. The concept described above is referred to as love language, developed by author and pastor…

May 19, 2021

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Acts of Service Love Language: How to Use It in Your Relationship

Reading Time: 4 minutes When it feels like something is wrong in your relationship, it is normal to find yourself in a time of extreme anxiety, stress, and worry. A healthy relationship relies on openness, communication, and trust, and if any of these begin to dwindle then you may start to feel like a distance is forming between you and your spouse or partner. Noticing that something isn’t right…

May 12, 2021

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4 Ways to Avoid Burnout When You’re a Busy Stay-at-Home Mom

Reading Time: 5 minutes You’re helping one kid complete her assignment between Zoom classes when you look across the room and see your younger child coating his feet in the paint for an art project. Paint on the rug and his clothes, your older child is upset that your attention is split, you’ve had to pee for as long as you can remember, you haven’t eaten since 6 pm…

May 7, 2021

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8 Benefits of Online Therapy

Reading Time: 5 minutes Therapy can be a rewarding and valuable experience for those who need help to overcome the challenges they encounter in life. However, seeking help is still something that some people find difficult. Stigma, physical limitations, and busy schedules often get in the way of accessing therapy. Online counseling reduces the barriers to access to mental health services. It is yet another area of health that…

May 7, 2021

Wellness

Are You Suppressing Your Emotions or in Control of Them?

Reading Time: 7 minutes Let’s say you had an argument with your partner in the morning, 30 minutes before work video meeting in Zoom. To have a reputation to uphold and look “professional,” you try to stay positive and pretend to be focused on videoconference and be in business mode. Are you controlling or suppressing the outburst of emotions you feel as a result of the morning situation? The…

May 7, 2021

Male Depression Depression

Understanding the Signs of Depression in Men

Reading Time: 5 minutes While depression has many similarities among all genders, men do experience it differently in some ways. To help you understand these differences, we’ll be looking at the social, cultural, and even biological factors that cause them. We’ll also cover the symptoms of male depression, the causes, and the best forms of treatment. When depression is left untreated in men, unfortunately, the consequences can be devastating.…

May 4, 2021

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Types of Psychotherapy for Depression

Reading Time: 4 minutes You’re feeling down on yourself, struggling in your relationships, and dissatisfied with your job. It seems as if you’re in a dense fog. Your clothes aren’t fitting quite right these days, maybe it’s hard to squeeze into them or maybe they’re hanging loosely on your body. Your mind is filled with negative thoughts or feelings of guilt and you’re not enjoying all of the things…

May 4, 2021

Panic Attacks Anxiety

Panic Attacks and Panic Disorder

Reading Time: 9 minutes When you have a panic attack, it feels really scary and you may have an overwhelming feeling that something terrible is about to happen although you know it’s not true. Your heart may pound, you may sweat, and you feel like you can’t just breathe or think. The worst thing is that panic attacks may occur unexpectedly without any obvious trigger, and you always feel…

April 29, 2021

Prioritize Self-Care Self-Esteem

How to Practice Self-Compassion: Cut Yourself Some Slack, You Deserve It

Reading Time: 5 minutes You’re your worst critic. No one can make you feel worse than that voice in your head that criticizes you for every wrong thing you do. While it is good to recognize mistakes to correct them, constant criticism can wear you out. For you to cope during times of stress and suffering, it is essential to practice self-compassion. Read on to learn what this practice…

April 28, 2021

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Panic Attack vs. Heart Attack: How to Tell the Difference

Reading Time: 4 minutes Differentiating between a heart attack and a panic attack can be challenging. It’s even worse if the person has never experienced the symptoms before. You see, both episodes share similar symptoms. What’s more, someone can have a panic attack when they’re getting a heart attack, which further complicates the situation. For this reason, it’s crucial to understand the difference between a panic attack and a…

April 19, 2021

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What Is Stress, and How to Manage It?

Reading Time: 6 minutes So, what is stress actually? Stress is your body’s way of responding to a challenge or demand. It’s often triggered by various factors ranging from small hassles to big challenges like losing a job or a sudden divorce. Stress often includes physical components such as high blood pressure and increased heart rate. Other signs of stress include: Anger Depression Negative self-talk Difficulty relaxing Nausea and…

April 16, 2021

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Grief: How to Cope with the Loss of a Loved One

Reading Time: 5 minutes Grief is a normal response to losing someone you love or care about. Often characterized by feelings of profound sorrow or sadness, grief can also cause you to feel other emotions like guilt, anger, and fear. It can also manifest itself physically with symptoms such as headaches, muscle pain, digestive problems, and feeling very tired and weak. Grief is a unique and personal experience, so…

April 14, 2021

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Complicated Grief: Signs, Symptoms, and Treatment

Reading Time: 4 minutes Losing someone you love is never easy; it takes time to heal, accept loss, and adjust. For most people, the feelings of hurt, sadness, and sorrow gradually ease as they go through a normal, healthy grieving process. But for some, negative feelings can persist or intensify as time goes on, making it hard to recover and resume everyday life. This is known as complicated grief,…

April 13, 2021

Prioritize Self-Care Self-Esteem

10 Ways to Practice Self-Care

Reading Time: 6 minutes It is hard to prioritize self-care when you have a to-do list packed with school, work, or family commitments. When you have many caregiving responsibilities, taking time off for yourself seems selfish and unnecessary. What many people do not realize is that self-care is essential. Without it, one cannot take care of others or be productive at work. We take a closer look at this…

April 9, 2021

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The Five Languages of Love and What They Mean

Reading Time: 4 minutes One of the biggest challenges faced by people in relationships is how to express love in meaningful and intentional ways to those they care about. We all have different preferences when it comes to things that make us feel loved and cared for. So how to make sure that you are communicating your love in the way your partner wants to receive it? Keep reading…

April 9, 2021

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What Are Healthy Boundaries, and How to Set Them?

Reading Time: 4 minutes What are boundaries? Experts define boundaries as limits or space between you and another person. It’s crucial to create healthy boundaries to protect and take care of yourself. Besides, boundaries are vital for your mental health and well-being. Furthermore, your boundaries help establish your identity, conserve emotional energy, and build your self-esteem. However, setting healthy boundaries is easier said than done. If you’ve been living…

April 8, 2021

Alcohol Affects Wellness

How Alcohol Affects Your Emotional and Mental Well-Being

Reading Time: 5 minutes People drink for various reasons – to feel happy, unwind, or escape from negative feelings. At the moment, alcohol can seem like a simple solution to a variety of problems, and it is. In fact, if used responsibly, moderate alcohol intake has its benefits. However, if abused, alcohol can cause dire emotional and mental health effects. When you start depending on alcohol to deal with…

April 7, 2021

Why Aren’t You Satisfied with Your Body Self-Esteem

Why Aren’t You Satisfied with Your Body?

Reading Time: 4 minutes Most of us have at least one thing we would like to change about our bodies. Maybe you think that your nose is a little bigger than normal or your muscles need some work. Whatever the case, mass media and fashion trends don’t make it any easier when it comes to being secure about looks. The bad news is that body image can be a…

April 2, 2021

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Bipolar Disorder: What It Is, Signs & Symptoms, Treatment

Reading Time: 7 minutes 2.8 percent of U.S adults live with bipolar disorder. Some of them have episodes several times a year; others experience them rarely. Attacks may last for days or weeks. Unfortunately, this condition has no cure. A common misconception is that this disorder is just about having mood swings. The truth is, it is a severe mental condition that can affect one’s quality of life. There…

March 31, 2021

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Strategies to Control Anger Outbursts

Reading Time: 6 minutes Are you angry more often than not? Your anger might be triggered by a minor annoyance like traffic on your regular commute or a significant inconvenience caused by a deceitful co-worker. Day-to-day situations can get stressful and make you angry. How to control anger outbursts? An automatic response to some situations may see you act aggressively. However, there are healthier ways to express anger that…

March 19, 2021

How to Stop Feeling Down Stress

How to Stop Feeling Down

Reading Time: 5 minutes When you’re dealing with depression, every aspect of life can seem like a challenge. You feel unmotivated to get out of bed in the morning. The idea of showering seems like a chore, and interacting with others seems impossible. If anything, you just want to lock yourself indoors and feel all the emotions as they come. Some days, dealing with the emotions seems to be…

March 17, 2021

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Therapy for Anxiety – Here Is What You Need to Know

Reading Time: 5 minutes Getting treatment for anxiety disorders is important. If untreated, the condition can have a severe and negative impact on your quality of life. Medication is one way of treating anxiety; therapy is another. Therapy for anxiety equips you with tools to manage your symptoms long-term. Unlike medication, therapy deals with the root of the problem, not just the symptoms. Your therapist may recommend a specific…

March 17, 2021

Relationship-Therapy Relationships

What You Need to Know About Relationship Therapy

Reading Time: 6 minutes Are you considering therapy for relationship issues? This guide will be useful to you. Here, you’ll learn when to seek therapy, how it’ll help, and how to find the right therapist. We also tell you about online relationship counseling, what to expect in therapy, and how to get the most out of it. Let’s get started. When to Seek Relationship Therapy When is the best…

March 15, 2021

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Self-Esteem Vs Self-Confidence – Everything You Need to Know

Reading Time: 5 minutes Most people use the terms self-esteem and self-confidence interchangeably to refer to how an individual feels about themselves. However, while there’s a relationship between the two, these terms are not the same. You can have high self-esteem and still struggle with self-confidence. Similarly, it’s possible to have self-confidence with low self-esteem. So what’s the difference between the two, and how can you improve your self-esteem…

March 15, 2021

How to Help Someone Experiencing Anxiety or a Panic Attack Anxiety

Helping a Loved One Experiencing Anxiety or a Panic Attack

Reading Time: 6 minutes Watching someone you love battle anxiety and panic attacks can be distressing. Because you do not know what to do when someone is having an anxiety attack, you might feel frustrated. If you are in a public place, you might struggle to control the situation. The good news is, there is plenty you can do for your loved one who has anxiety. Read on to…

March 15, 2021

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Can’t Stop Thinking About Someone? Do This to Get Over Them

Reading Time: 5 minutes You met someone new. You want to be with them, but they do not feel the same way. Now you can’t stop thinking about them no matter how hard you try. Perhaps your mind is filled with thoughts of your ex-lover. It gets so bad that some days, you can’t get much done. Unrequited love can be frustrating and leave us feeling pain, grief, or…

March 15, 2021

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How Often Do Couples in Long-Term Relationships Have Sex?

Reading Time: 11 minutes What is the average amount of sex that couples in long-term relationships are having? Sooner or later, people came to the point of discussing this question, seeking the ultimate criteria and checking whether they “hit the mark.” And that’s pretty natural. Married, cohabiting, and engaged couples notice that the frequency of sex declines with time. Many are concerned and even ashamed of this fact. They…

March 10, 2021

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The Importance of Being Proud of Yourself

Reading Time: 4 minutes If you were to live with someone or go for a long journey that would last decades, how important would be the nature of your relationship? Wouldn’t you want to take steps to ensure that you two could get along well in a supportive and positive relationship? In the journey of life, we are often in a long relationship with ourselves — the voice inside…

March 9, 2021

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Healthy vs Unhealthy Relationships: How to Tell the Difference

Reading Time: 12 minutes Relationships are an essential part of healthy living because social connections are crucial for our mental and physical health. From acquaintances to romances, relationships can enrich our lives and make us happier. But at the same time, relationships can also cause discomfort and even be harmful. Healthy vs unhealthy relationships Not all relationships are going to be perfect all the time, and we all have…

March 8, 2021

Signs and Effects of Toxic Relationships Relationships

Signs and Effects of Toxic Relationships

Reading Time: 4 minutes People in a toxic relationship often know that something is wrong, but they never know how serious the implications of such a union are. You might be feeling unhappy in your current relationship but keep trying to work things out because you do not want to leave. You might not define your relationship as toxic because you do not know the signs to look out…

March 3, 2021

How Do I Know I Have an Eating Disorder Eating Disorders

12 Warning Signs of Eating Disorders You Shouldn’t Ignore

Reading Time: 5 minutes Eating disorders are consistent unhealthy eating behaviors that affect one’s health. These disorders also affect a person’s emotions and their ability to function in various areas of life. The most common ones include: Bulimia nervosa Binge eating disorder Anorexia nervosa People with these eating disorders tend to focus too much on their body weight and image. As a result, their eating habits are negatively impacted,…

March 3, 2021

I Hate My Boyfriend. What Should I Do? Relationships

I Hate My Boyfriend. What Should I Do?

Reading Time: 4 minutes “I hate my boyfriend.” If you’re currently feeling hatred towards your boyfriend, you may think your relationship is over. However, as many people will tell you, it happens a lot, especially if you’ve been dating for a while. Some days you love him, and other days you can’t stand him because of something he has done. However, sometimes, your feelings may be more serious. Therefore,…

March 2, 2021

45 Best Relationship Quotes of All Time Relationships

45 Best Relationship Quotes of All Time

Reading Time: 4 minutes People encounter different types of relationships over the course of their lives. From being in a romantic relationship to having friends or a long-term partner, interpersonal relationships are important for people’s mental health. Understand that each relationship you engage in brings with it something fresh and a chance to grow. Of course, there will be instances in those relationships when you will feel challenged, questioning…

March 2, 2021

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Why It Is Important to Learn to Say No

Reading Time: 5 minutes One of the most important life skills is understanding how to choose what is good for oneself. When you know and pursue what is good for you, you will be in a better position to make positive changes and enjoy life. When you have a better understanding of what you would like to do and what you ought to do, balancing life becomes easier and…

March 1, 2021

Self-Doubt Self-Esteem

8 Tips to Overcome Self-Doubt

Reading Time: 4 minutes “I am no good.” “What if I make a fool of myself?” “I can’t do it.” If you have had such thoughts, know that you are not alone. Everyone has a phase in life where they question their abilities and self-worth. Feeling that you are not good enough is part of the human experience, but letting self-doubt overcome you is unhealthy. How do you overcome…

February 28, 2021

Anxiety

6 Relaxation Techniques to Reduce Stress and Anxiety

Reading Time: 8 minutes Stress and anxiety are common for most people as they are a natural part of a fight or flight response that prepares the body to deal with danger. It’s a perfectly normal reaction to threatening situations, which helped humans in prehistoric times survive threats like natural disasters or animal attacks. Today, we rarely deal with physical dangers, but challenges of our daily life can also…

February 25, 2021

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Anxiety disorders: Types, Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Reading Time: 12 minutes Everyone feels anxious from time to time in stressful or challenging situations like sitting an exam, having a job interview, going on a first date, having financial troubles, or having a medical test. Anxiety is part of the body’s natural reaction to stress, and it can even be helpful at times. For example, it helps us notice dangerous situations and makes us ready for action.…

February 25, 2021

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Understanding Anxiety: What to Do When Everything Feels So Overwhelming?

Reading Time: 5 minutes What is anxiety? Why do you feel that awful sense of dread when you encounter stressful situations? Is there anything you can do to stop yourself from spiraling out of control? Yes, there is. Anxiety is a natural and understandable reaction to situations that trigger your fight-or-flight response. Luckily for you, there are ways to cope with it. To understand anxiety, you should know how…

February 24, 2021

Anxiety

Effective Grounding Techniques for Anxiety

Reading Time: 4 minutes Mastering various grounding techniques for anxiety is crucial for managing anxiety, unwanted memories, negative emotions, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). After a traumatic experience, you may often have flashbacks and anxiety attacks. You may also be overwhelmed with feelings of worry and find yourself spiraling in negative thoughts. When this happens, it’s vital to get control of your emotions and focus on the present. Grounding…

February 23, 2021

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6 Ways to Learn to Love Yourself

Reading Time: 4 minutes Learning how to love yourself may not seem like a priority, and it’s not hard to understand why. As we’re growing up, we’re wired to think we should take care of others and treat others with love. Unfortunately, most guardians don’t emphasize the need for self-love as much. As a result, you grow up thinking that loving yourself is selfish and not something to strive…

February 22, 2021

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How To Use Journaling For Anxiety? | Calmerry

Reading Time: 5 minutes Coping with anxiety can be difficult. As you face challenging demands each day, you may not know how to deal with the resulting stress. Your body and mind need help, and journaling is a useful resource. Here is everything you need to know about journaling for anxiety. What Is Journaling? Journaling is writing your thoughts and feelings. There are no rules about how you should…

February 20, 2021

What Does It Mean to Be Aromantic Relationships

What Does It Mean to Be Aromantic?

Reading Time: 4 minutes Is being aromantic the same as being asexual? Aromanticism is often confused for asexuality, but these two orientations are not the same thing. And while someone might identify as both (an aromantic asexual), identifying as either identity doesn’t necessarily mean that you are the other. This article covers the topic of asexuality and aromanticism, explaining both concepts and highlighting their differences. We also tell you…

February 10, 2021

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What is Chronic Self-Sacrifice? Is Self-Sacrifice Schema a Bad Thing?

Reading Time: 4 minutes On the surface, self-sacrifice doesn’t seem like a bad thing. When you sacrifice yourself, you help others. In addition to this, you’re considered kind, generous, and selfless. For this reason, many people have a hard time understanding why self-sacrifice isn’t a good thing. While there’s nothing wrong with being generous and coming to the aid of those you love, there’s a limit. You need to…

February 10, 2021

Top Romantic Quotes for This Valentine’s Day Relationships

Top Romantic Quotes for This Valentine’s Day

Reading Time: 6 minutes Every day is a chance to reaffirm our commitment and affection towards those with whom we are in romantic relationships. However, on February 14th of each year, people get a chance to honor their love for each other by sending gifts, flowers, and messages of love. The ritual of showing love and affection to those we care about has a long-standing history, originating way back…

February 9, 2021

12 Tips to Keep Your Romantic Relationship Strong Relationships

Effective Tips On Building Strong Relationships

Reading Time: 6 minutes When you’re in the honeymoon stage of your relationship, keeping the flame ablaze is effortless. The mere sight of the person you love is enough to send butterflies to your stomach. However, love is just the cherry on top of the cake if you want a healthy long-lasting relationship. It takes time and effort to build a lasting relationship. Therefore, if you believe the person…

February 9, 2021

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11 Simple Steps to Improve Your Self-Esteem

Reading Time: 4 minutes Self-esteem is the way you value yourself. In essence, your self-esteem implies the opinion you hold regarding your abilities and your sense of self-worth. Self-esteem can be low, high, or somehow in the middle. It encompasses beliefs and opinions about oneself. A person is likely to have healthy self-esteem if they have an appreciative and realistic judgment of themselves, their strengths, and weaknesses. Read the…

February 3, 2021

Relationships Relationships

5 Strategies for Dealing with Relationship Crises

Reading Time: 4 minutes Relationships are supposed to be fun and relaxing, helping us to work through challenges and maintain good mental health. However, at times they can be difficult to nurture. At some stage, you could be having an amazing time and sharing wonderful moments. At another stage, little things start to annoy more than usual and arguments persist. People facing relationship crises but are still committed to…

February 2, 2021

Relationships

7 Signs You Might Be in an Abusive Relationship

Reading Time: 5 minutes Abuse is not just a short-term argument between two people with insulting words exchanged. It’s a regular behavior pattern by one partner used to obtain total control and power over another one. It not only ruins the relationships but has serious negative consequences for a victim. It affects a person’s health and well-being and can be really devastating for their self-esteem, independence, and dignity. The…

February 1, 2021

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How is Emotional Healing Different from Physical Healing?

Reading Time: 4 minutes Somewhere along our never-ending evolutionary journey, our ancestors developed perceptions towards negative emotions. Research and studies in evolutionary biology, neuroscience, and psychology agree that anxiety and stress are feelings we developed to stimulate movement, for survival. Consequently, these emotions triggered us to address specific primary stimuli, such as danger or thirst. However, these emotions manifest on a different plane in the current human experience. Coping…

December 14, 2020

Therapy

Characteristics of High-Functioning Sociopaths

Reading Time: 6 minutes At some stage, you may meet an individual with antisocial characteristics. Some surveys estimate that about 4% of the population are sociopaths, and most of them are men. The concept is commonly used in reference to people diagnosed with the disorder. The behavior of these people often hurts others more than it does themselves. High-functioning sociopaths can cause harm to people close to them, making…

December 14, 2020

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Defining the MMPI Test: Implications of the Results 

Reading Time: 6 minutes The MMPI is one of the most commonly used psychological tests in the world that assesses personality traits and psychopathology. Although it was created in the middle of the 20th century, the test remains popular even today, given its empirical tradition. The test has measures to check dishonest responses and to detect exaggerations.  Originally created in the 1930s, the MMPI has undergone numerous updates. Now,…

November 25, 2020

Therapy

What You Can Change About Yourself, What You Can’t, & How to Do It

Reading Time: 5 minutes Can people change? According to recent studies, personality can change throughout a person’s life, even stretching into older adulthood. People can always work to adjust the personality aspects that least impress them. The main factors influencing our personalities, values, beliefs, and behavior are genetic predispositions to specific traits, childhood environments, and life experiences. However, this does not mean that personality is always predetermined. In this…

November 19, 2020

Character Relationships

Analyzing Your Character Using Quizzes

Reading Time: 6 minutes Personality tests have been offered for decades, and on the internet, you can access a few decent quizzes at any time. These tests are quite important as they will allow you to self-reflect. After completing these tests, you will know yourself as a unique individual and not just as a member of a community. These quizzes will also make you understand your behavior, and eventually,…

November 18, 2020

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Influence of Social Pressures on Being Ourselves

Reading Time: 6 minutes As social human beings, we follow social norms. They dictate how we interact with each other. We are taught social norms as children, and we grow up with them. It states the unwritten rules of how we behave. Conforming to these social norms makes us accepted in our social groups. We are going to explore crucial points like how: Trying to fit into societal groups…

November 18, 2020

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The Development of Concrete and Abstract Thinking Patterns

Reading Time: 6 minutes Abstract thinking and concrete thinking are fundamentally different and can even be considered opposites. Concrete thinking typically lacks depth and involves surface concepts. On the other hand, abstract thinking involves deeper concepts. Read on to learn about the difference between concrete and abstract thinking. Key Points: Thinking will generally fall into the categories of abstract and concrete thinking. As children, we start by thinking in…

November 17, 2020

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What is Grief Counseling?

Reading Time: 6 minutes Losing someone you hold dear in your heart can be devastating. Once you experience it, grief is inescapable. However, it is important to understand that grieving is a natural process and sometimes can cause overwhelming pain. Loss triggers mental and physical agony. Sorrow exposes you to a profound and an all-consuming feeling. It cannot be expressed in words. Such is a familiar experience you could…

November 5, 2020

Career Counseling Therapy

So, What is Career Counseling?

Reading Time: 6 minutes Career counseling involves getting advice on matters regarding choosing, leaving, or changing your career at any stage of life. Many factors come in when making such a crucial decision, and it makes perfect sense when you make your final verdict based on professional advice. Studies reveal that only 52.4% of working Americans enjoy their jobs. Bear in mind that people spend the better or considerable…

November 4, 2020

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Feminist Therapy – All About Treating Everyone Equally

Reading Time: 4 minutes Feminist therapy and feminism are two completely different things, and you shouldn’t disregard the former because of the latter. Feminist therapy is a treatment methodology for mental issues, and it’s becoming more and more popular. It’s regarded as the most tolerant and accepted type of mental help, and it might be the answer for you. What’s Feminist Therapy? In a nutshell, feminist therapy is a…

November 3, 2020

Friends Relationships

I Love My Friends, But It Feels Like They Don’t Care

Reading Time: 4 minutes Friendships are hard to come by as we get older, perhaps because people get caught up in their adulthood responsibilities, and they can only sustain a small circle of meaningful friendships. You will realize that you are not spending as much time as you used to with your friends during your youthful days. Some friendships may grow apart and become cold, and this is just…

November 2, 2020

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How to Resolve Conflict in Family

Reading Time: 4 minutes When it comes to families, conflicts are, at times, inevitable, whether it be in the form of small misunderstandings as a result of varying opinions or in escalated forms of violence. Causal factors for the conflict may be within or external to the family. Again, it is never the easiest thing to find an amicable solution, and this calls for efficient strategies on how to…

November 2, 2020

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Reasons Why People May Hate their Fathers

Reading Time: 5 minutes Most people who struggle with finding why they hate their father know that something is wrong with their relationship. It is important for people to be in touch with their emotions, and feelings as this make a major part of mental health. The strained relationship between parents and their children is not uncommon today. It is important to address this concern, especially if you cant…

October 30, 2020

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How Much Is Marriage Counseling?

Reading Time: 4 minutes Do you find yourself avoiding talking to your partner because youre afraid anything you say will bring about another argument? Are you slowly drifting apart and nothing you do seems to fix the problem? Do you wonder what will happen if you keep going like this? If this sounds familiar, and youre not ready to call it quits, it may be time to consider seeing…

October 29, 2020

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How to Ignore Someone and Keep From Engaging Conflict

Reading Time: 4 minutes More often than not, there is something to lose when a person reacts to a conflict. Holding back the urge to respond physically or verbally will save you serious consequences. Getting into a conflict with the main person in your life can be costly and just not worth it. So, ignoring someone will keep anger and rage from escalating, and it creates a platform for…

October 29, 2020

Find Out If You’re in an Intimate Relationship Relationships

Find Out If You’re in an Intimate Relationship

Reading Time: 4 minutes The idea of emotional closeness is propagated just about in every media you can think of. However, an intimate relationship isn’t just gazing into each other’s eyes and holding hands. It’s actually much more! What Does It Mean to Have an “Intimate Relationship”? If you have no idea what’s the answer to the question above, don’t worry. Instead, let’s closely examine it. In an intimate…

October 29, 2020

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I Want to Run Away. How to Deal With Wanting to Run Away?

Reading Time: 4 minutes Not always we know how to solve complicated life situations. And sometimes, when everything feels like there is no way out of the issue, we can get a feeling that the best way is to run away from it all. Have you ever felt it? Did you even think of this: I want to run away? If yes, then you are not alone. So, let’s…

October 27, 2020

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How to Master the Skill of Persuasion

Reading Time: 6 minutes Persuasion is a very useful skill for a person to acquire. Very often, people think negatively about this word and consider it as a form of manipulation. However, its not true, and to understand what persuasion is, keep reading the article. Besides, we will tell you about how to become more persuasive in your everyday life. What Is Persuasion? This is a communication strategy aimed…

October 26, 2020

What to Do When You Break Up with Your Girlfriend Relationships

What to Do When You Break Up with Your Girlfriend: Useful Insights

Reading Time: 6 minutes There is no denying the fact that separation can be bitter. That said, most of the time, breaking ups are unavoidable in relationships and can have positive effects. You may be stressed wondering whether the decision to quit was the right one. Although the step may seem scary, please know that you will be fine. It does not matter whether you have been dating for…

October 26, 2020

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What Is Cyclical Depression?

Reading Time: 4 minutes When most people think about depression, they often narrow their ideas to either regular or clinical depression. In truth, depression is a challenging concept to analyze as it is often used in reference to both symptoms and a condition. From a medical standpoint, depression can be understood to imply a disorder that leads to a persistent feeling of sadness or helplessness, typified by a profound…

October 26, 2020

People Uncategorized

How to Talk to Random People

Reading Time: 4 minutes Most of the meaningful relationships start with a light conversation. It begins with two strangers striking a simple talk that turns into a strong bond. For some, interacting with strangers is their forte. These types of people like to interact with new people outside their circle. It brings a sense of fulfillment in their lives. Also, there is another category of those who find it…

October 26, 2020

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What to Do If You’re Not Happy in Relationships

Reading Time: 4 minutes Most people desire to have healthy and happy relationships. Unfortunately, not everyone is lucky to have fulfilling ones. Research indicates that nearly 19% of Americans are not happy in relationships but still prefer to stay longer in them. It means most people are still optimistic their unhappy relationships can turn around for the better, while others are just stuck not knowing how to handle the…

October 26, 2020

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Intriguing Personal Questions to Get to Know Someone

Reading Time: 5 minutes When you meet someone for the first time, it can be challenging to keep the conversation going. On one hand, you don’t want to seem like you’re prying by asking too many questions. On the other, you don’t want to come across uninterested. So what do you do? The trick is to identify deep questions to ask someone that strikes the right balance. We’ve compiled…

October 26, 2020

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I Don’t Know Who I Am

Reading Time: 4 minutes At times, it is possible to take note of people who tend to take the persona of whoever they are with at a given time. Such people tend to change their behaviors, gestures, word usage, and perceptions, making you ponder who they are. If you’ve got similar friends or close associates, their character change might have, at one time, compelled you to brainstorm on if…

October 26, 2020

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Why Am I Worried About Death?

Reading Time: 4 minutes We will all die at some point, and it can be one of the most depressing realities of life. That is why most people avoid talking about death. Since we rarely engage in conversations about it, you will frequently find yourself brushing away thoughts about the subject. Most people fear the end of life, especially since no one is certain about what happens when we…

October 26, 2020

How to Tell That Your Wife Doesn't Love You Anymore Relationships

How to Tell That Your Wife Doesn’t Love You Anymore

Reading Time: 6 minutes Love can’t fade away suddenly. There must have been a trigger that caused it to happen: quarrels, misunderstandings, financial problems. Usually, the main reason is the routine of family life. On the one hand, it’s good to wake up together in the morning, have breakfast, drive to work together, meet in the evening after work, and spend time together watching a movie. Of course, there…

October 22, 2020

The 7 Stages of Grieving and Their Effects Depression

The 7 Stages of Grieving and Their Effects

Reading Time: 6 minutes When you are in sorrow due to a particular loss, you face a hard time expressing your grief. The difficulty may be because you do not know how to express yourself or talk about your feelings. Grief can occur in various forms, and it arises from many causes. A few of the causes could be losing a job, being diagnosed with a threatening illness, losing…

October 22, 2020

Does He Love Me Relationships

Does He Love Me? Clear Signs to Know Where You Stand

Reading Time: 6 minutes You’re past the awkward stage where you can’t seem to figure out whether it’s too soon to call him. He expressed interest in you, and you started dating. But there’s one problem. You’re not sure if he loves you or not. If you’ve only been dating for a while, it can be challenging to know where he stands. It’s even harder if he’s not a…

October 22, 2020

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What Should You Expect In Your First Therapy Session?

Reading Time: 3 minutes Starting therapy can be nerve-wracking even for people who have no trouble opening up. You see, it’s one thing to talk to a loved one about our troubles, and it’s an entirely different thing to talk to a complete stranger. Where do you start? What are you expected to share? These and many more questions may be going through your mind. If you’re anxious about…

October 22, 2020

How to Move on Despite Having Strong Feelings for Your Ex Relationships

How to Move on Despite Having Strong Feelings for Your Ex

Reading Time: 5 minutes Before we get started, here are our key takeaways: Moving on when you still have feelings for your ex is hard but achievable. You need a positive mind, plus time to recover and move on after a heartbreak. Moving on requires patience and dedication, especially if you had invested a lot in your past relationship. Many factors make it hard for people to move on…

October 20, 2020

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Premarital Counseling – All You Need to Know

Reading Time: 6 minutes Premarital counseling encompasses professional sessions with a licensed counselor where an unmarried couple is prepared, advised, and guided in matters about marriage. Contrary to many people’s beliefs, a couple doesn’t have to go for counseling sessions only during bumpy times in the relationship, but should rather attend them to gain insights on how to understand each other and resolve issues that might arise in the…

October 19, 2020

Family

How Should I Deal With My Feelings For A Married Woman?

Reading Time: 6 minutes Key Takeaways: Getting attracted to a married woman is not something to be ashamed of. You must weigh the pros and cons of acting on your feelings. Talking to a relationship counselor helps deal with the moral dilemma caused by loving a married woman. I think Ive found my soul mate shes perfect! I love everything about her except the fact that she is married.…

October 19, 2020

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Dealing with Anger

Reading Time: 6 minutes Do you fume when your child does not obey your instructions? Do you get to feel like hitting the wall when your phone doesnt work? Well, anger can lead us to do bad things. It can easily get the better of someone who doesn’t know how to control it. If you have anger issues, you need to learn to control it to avoid misfortunes. With…

October 15, 2020

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Explaining the Five Stages of Grief and Their Significance

Reading Time: 6 minutes Grief is universal, but also very personal. At one stage in everyone’s life, there is likely to be at least one encounter with grief. It could be related to the death of a loved one, the end of a long-term relationship, or the loss of a job. We all grieve in different ways. However, there are some common elements in the stages and the order…

October 13, 2020

Relationships

How to Define a True Friend in Your Life

Reading Time: 6 minutes Friendship is one of the most important things in the life of each person. We all need a good buddy by our side to have fun together, to cry together, to share all the good moments we experience. But who is a true friend? Is there a place in a friendship for disappointments and fights? Can a true buddy abandon you when you need their…

September 28, 2020

Depression

Does Lack of Motivation Mean You Are Depressed?

Reading Time: 6 minutes Lack of motivation is one of the main signs of depression. However, it doesn’t mean that you have this mental illness. We all might have no energy for endeavors and struggle from lack of motivation from time to time. In this article, we will help you find out reasons you don’t feel motivated enough. Also, we will discern the feeling of being unmotivated from clinical…

September 28, 2020

Therapy

How Serious is a Lack of Meaning and a Feeling of Emptiness?

Reading Time: 6 minutes Most individuals experience emptiness at some points in their lives, and this does not always indicate that they have any underlying issues. However, if the feeling is prolonged, it can have serious impacts on your day-to-day activities. It can significantly affect your ability to interact with other people and will decrease your performance at work. Let’s learn more about this condition.  Key Takeaways: Emptiness can…

September 28, 2020

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What Is a Toxic Mother? Signs and Effects on Relationships

Reading Time: 7 minutes Your friends are going to reunite with their moms after a long time without seeing each other. It’s not the same for you. You dread these meetings. The mere thought of spending a few days with your mom stresses you out. You can’t remember ever enjoying a day with her. Sounds familiar? There’s a high likelihood she is toxic. Most people raised by a toxic…

September 24, 2020

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5 Reasons We Should Get Counseling Help

Reading Time: 6 minutes Counseling and counselling are words referring to the same thing, just that the former is the American pronunciation while the latter is the British version. Counseling entails getting professional help from licensed counselors, a form of therapy designed to help individuals cope, embrace a positive outlook, and even find solutions to their problems. Many people question whether counseling is really essential. The fact is, life…

September 24, 2020

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Crying for No Reason? Here’s Why

Reading Time: 6 minutes Have you ever found yourself crying for no apparent reason? It can be very alarming when you start crying but can’t pinpoint the reasons behind that have made you so upset. In most cases, when we start crying for no reason, there is a cause.  Some people start crying when watching videos or reading books. Others get emotional and start crying at funerals. For others,…

September 24, 2020

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Birth Order Theory: Insights Into Your Personality

Reading Time: 6 minutes There is a belief that the order you are born in influences your personality. The theory was advanced by a personality psychologist Alfred Adler. However, there are differences from one family to another. Birth order is the sequence in which kids are born. If a family is made up of 3 children, the first child is called the firstborn, the next is the middle child,…

September 24, 2020

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Understanding the Unique Dynamics of Various Family Types

Reading Time: 6 minutes Family is essential because it’s usually your most exceptional support environment. There was a time when a nuclear family was an established norm in the U.S. Over time, different family types became popular and widely accepted. Currently, it’s not unusual to grow up in a blended family or be brought up by a single parent. Regardless of the family type, you are brought up in,…

September 24, 2020

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What Is Sliding Scale Therapy: Do You Qualify?

Reading Time: 6 minutes What Even Is This Benefit? Smaller Price Tag Does Not Equal Lower Quality of Service How the Application Process for Reduced Fees Occurs Regarding the Medical Coverage Plan Why You Shouldn’t Feel Bad About Using the Benefit Why Web Counseling Is so Accessible Concluding Are you considering counseling, but think that won’t be able to keep up with the payments? Well, visiting a therapist may…

September 21, 2020

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Think Your Girlfriend Hates You? Learn the Reasons Why

Reading Time: 6 minutes Relationships are always evolving. It isnt uncommon to feel that your significant others feelings have suddenly taken an about-turn for the worse. However, when that change does happen unexpectedly, you are bound to start asking some serious questions. Fear not, though. Your girlfriend might not necessarily hate you or even harbor ill feelings towards you. Hate is quite a strong word. Therefore, at this point,…

September 18, 2020

Emotions

People Who Love Animals More Than People: Psychology of Empathy

Reading Time: 7 minutes Most people love animals and treat their pets like valued members of the family. Pets provide companionship, bring joy to our lives, give us affection, and we share our homes, our food, and our lives with them and do everything we can to ensure their well-being and happiness. Only humans can bond so closely with members of other species and make animals part of their…

September 17, 2020

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Discover the Reasons Why Love Is Associated with Sex

Reading Time: 6 minutes Love and sex are dissimilar things. In society, however, there are exist various perceptions of how the two relate. Some view them interchangeably and assume that love will always be present as long as sex is there. This perception can result in challenges in a relationship. Others think that the two aren’t related. They hold an opinion that even if one is absent, there would…

September 17, 2020

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What Is the Definition Of Romantic Attraction?

Reading Time: 6 minutes How do I know whether my relationship will last? Is this the real deal? At one point in life, everyone asks themselves these questions. Getting answers is hard because love is a complex emotion. What?s more, not knowing the definition of romantic attraction throws a spanner in the works. The truth is, there are many different types of attraction. However, for most relationships, romantic attraction…

September 16, 2020

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Getting Mixed Signals? It May Be Why

Reading Time: 7 minutes Here’s a scenario: you met a guy, there was chemistry, sparks flew, you had some dates, then he ghosted. Now you’re wondering what you did to scare him off. You even start to think that maybe he doesn’t like you anymore. A few days or weeks later, he calls you up with the same enthusiasm, and the cycle begins again. What’s going on? Here are…

September 9, 2020

I Need Someone to Talk to Relationships

I Need Someone to Talk to – How to Get Effective Help

Reading Time: 6 minutes Sometimes, life becomes too overwhelming to bear. You lose someone you love or a job or find yourself stuck in a rut and anxious all the time. In such situations, it may feel like you’re carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders. It’s worse when everyone around you seems to be having the time of their life. You start believing no one can…

September 8, 2020

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Tips on How to Interact With a Guy You Just Met

Reading Time: 6 minutes Have you just met someone? It feels good to meet a new person and be interested in knowing more about that individual. But what do you talk about? You cant go and sit awkwardly waiting for the guy to ask you the questions while you give the answers. If you do this, then your date will be boring, and what could have turned into a…

September 4, 2020

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What Should I Do If My Wife Isn’t In Love with Me Anymore?

Reading Time: 6 minutes When you walk down the aisle to marry the girl of your dreams, you can’t help but have a “forever” feeling in mind. It is the person you’re going to share life and grow old with. It never occurs to any couple that the love they share may fizzle out. It happens. Marriage is challenging. As you go through the relationship, you’ll argue with your…

September 2, 2020

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Why Are the Mother-Child Relationships Complicated?

Reading Time: 6 minutes The relationships between parents and children are never simple. There are times when parents can’t understand their children and vise versa. Or maybe they don’t want to? In this article, we will dig a little deeper into this topic. We will tell you about: Why children feel like their mother hates them Why such relationships are complicated What can be done about it Sometimes the…

September 2, 2020

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Why Do My Parents Hate Me?

Reading Time: 6 minutes Main Problems The parent-child relationship becomes tense during the teenage years. Tension is caused by the teenager’s self-realization and discovery of unique preferences. Family therapy is a great tool for dealing with the anger and anxiety caused by the changes.  All teenagers reach a point where they ask, “Why do my parents hate me, and what can I do?” For most people, adolescence signals the…

August 31, 2020