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4 Types of Anxiety and How to Cope with Them Sep 7th, 2022

Everyone feels anxious from time to time. That sense of fear, uneasiness, or worry is a normal human emotion — but when you feel that way for weeks, months, or years, it could be a sign of an anxiety disorder. About 3 in 10 American adults experience anxiety disorders in their lifetimes. Anxiety...

Tips on How to Effectively Communicate Your Needs in a Relationship Aug 3rd, 2022

We all have needs. Needs are the elements we require to keep us safe, healthy, and happy. They span from the physical, like food and water, to the emotional, like feeling loved and having a sense of individuality or autonomy. To fulfill basic needs, people may naturally turn to others...

5 Strategies to Resolve and Move Past Conflict with Your Partner Aug 1st, 2022

In a relationship between two people, each person brings a unique perspective and has their own wants and needs. Ideally, they work together to navigate their relationship, but because of their innate differences, some conflict or disagreements are oftentimes inevitable. No matter how happy you are as a couple, most...

5 Long-Term Effects of Emotional Trauma Jul 6th, 2022

Reacting to a traumatic experience is normal. Whether someone was a victim or a witness, they might feel fear, shock, anger, sadness, or any number of emotions in the aftermath of trauma. Trauma creates an emotional impact that can sometimes be very difficult to ignore or otherwise feel impossible to overcome....

Tips for Successfully Navigating Major Life Transitions Jul 6th, 2022

Change is always happening in one way or another in our lives, sometimes in small ways and other times in significant ways. Major life changes, whether planned or unplanned, such as graduating from college, starting a new job or career path, getting married or divorced, or welcoming a new baby...

3 Helpful Tips to Overcome Health Anxiety Jun 29th, 2022

It’s normal to be concerned about your health if you notice something unusual. But for some people, that concern is persistent and intense — even if they’re otherwise healthy.  Once called hypochondria, health anxiety creates unwarranted concern or worry, and it can make you fearful of having a serious health...

How to Set Healthy Boundaries in Relationships Jun 29th, 2022

You’ve probably heard the term “relationship boundaries” before, and it may sound negative — like you’re shutting others out of your life. But that’s not at all the goal or the outcome of establishing healthy boundaries. In fact, healthy boundaries are personal limits people set to take care of themselves...

Important Psychological Skills To Help You Master Any Sport May 9th, 2022

Athletes know how important it is to train and build physical ability. Excelling in any sport requires dedication — but sometimes the mental aspects of competition are either overlooked or not paid enough attention to.  Competitive athletics are as much a mental game as a physical one. Neglecting to train...

How to Increase Your Motivation May 8th, 2022

Motivation is your internal desire to incite change. It’s influenced by how much you want to achieve something and what you will gain when you achieve it. Motivation is the driving force behind everything you do, from getting out of bed each morning to striving for that next big promotion...

How to Boost Your Self-Esteem Apr 14th, 2022

Self-esteem is an overall sense of one’s self worth. It captures how much someone likes and values themselves as a human being— it’s an important psychological resource and an essential part of well-being. Unfortunately, according to one study, it's estimated that about 85% of people worldwide struggle with low self-esteem....

How to Deal with Panic Attacks Apr 7th, 2022

Tight chest pain. A pounding heart. Sweating and chills. A feeling of detachment from the world around you. These are some symptoms of panic attacks, and experiencing them can sometimes be terrifying. A panic attack is a sudden episode of intense anxiety or fear that can trigger physical, cognitive and...

Self-Care: 8 Tips on How to Take Better Care of Yourself Mar 21st, 2022

True wellness is the intersection of physical and mental health. You can’t have one without the other, but today’s fast-paced lifestyles often means that mental health falls to the wayside. So how can you stop that from happening? One way is by focusing more on self-care: intentionally making space to...

What is Imposter Syndrome and How Can I Overcome It? Mar 21st, 2022

Imposter syndrome has become something of a buzzword in popular culture. It’s a term used to describe things like self-doubt, difficulty accepting your own accomplishments, and feeling like a fraud — even when there’s no real reason to have those thoughts. Psychologists Pauline Rose Clance and Suzanne Imes coined the...

10 Tips on How to Reduce Your Stress Feb 23rd, 2022

Stress is your body’s response to feeling overwhelmed. When it happens, your body’s autonomic nervous system activates. You go into a fight-or-flight mode that makes you more alert. It’s a completely natural experience, but more often than not, stress isn’t serving a useful purpose. In fact, many people are living...

Best Habits to Ensure Success in Any Profession Feb 17th, 2022

Everyone wants to be successful in their profession, their relationships, and their life. But achieving success in any area of life doesn’t happen by accident. Professional success takes planning and dedication, whether you’re in the entertainment business, pro sports, the corporate world, or something else entirely. Choosing a field you’re...

The Long-term Impacts of Trauma Jan 31st, 2022

According to the National Council for Behavioral Health, about 70% of American adults experience trauma at least once in their life. Unfortunately, trauma is one of the leading risk factors for mental health disorders as well as substance use disorders. What is interpersonal trauma? The topic of trauma and mental...

When Do Anxiety and Depression Require Professional Help? Jan 31st, 2022

Anxiety and depression are common among Americans. More than one-tenth of American adults suffer from chronic anxiety, while about 5% report regularly dealing with the hopelessness of depression.  More than 40% of Americans have reported at least some symptoms of anxiety and depression since 2020. Worse, about 12% of people...