For many people, the New Year brings with it the opportunity to establish healthier new habits. From a mental health perspective, here are a few ways to establish habits to reduce stress and create more ease in your daily life. Establish a smoother morning routine Everyone is busy. However, busy does not necessarily mean productive. […]
By stimulating “happy hormones”, it can help promote feelings and regulate your mood leading to better ways to deal with stress and other emotions.
Stress can escalate during the holidays by having to manage the different pressures the season brings.
Refreshing sleep is a huge part of staying healthy, yet the average American nets 6.8 hours of sleep per night – which means
that most of us are chronically sleep deprived.
Navigating the complexities of the mental health practitioner marketplace can be daunting. If you’re not feeling well emotionally, you’re often already at a disadvantage with your level of concentration, motivation, and decision-making. And, even at your best, it’s not always easy to find the right person for your needs.
Practicing mindfulness means letting go of thoughts about the past and thoughts about the future and simply allowing yourself to exist in the present moment.
Research finds that going through tough times as a kid can have a developmental impact on the brain. In the studies (referenced below), the adult brains of people who were raised in a stressful environment before the age of six were smaller than the brains of adults who had a less stressful childhood. This result was also impacted by the child’s ability to cope with the stress. Often if the child had no means of releasing stress they would internalize the stresses experienced years earlier – ruminating and bottling up emotions.
Let’s face it – not all families fit into the old stereotype of the problem-free, two-kids-and-a-dog suburban dream. For those of us who live in the real world, far away from the “Leave it to Beaver” era, family life can look anything but idyllic. Marriage is hard work, children quarrel, and life essentially consists of constant changes that require adjustment and resilience.
Improve your relationship with your spouse.
These 5 strategies will help you regain clarity and calm, which will allow you to then manage the struggles at hand.