Month: April 2021

Borderline Personality Disorder Therapy

Borderline Personality Disorder: Signs & Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment

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 the person with borderline personality disorder, every aspect of life may feel unstable. Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is widely discussed…

April 30, 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

what is mindfulness Wellness

What Is Mindfulness, and How to Practice It?

Reading Time: 5 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. This practice generally involves an elevated awareness of your sensory stimuli. You become more aware of your breathing and body sensations. It’s all about living “in the now.” Contrary to popular belief, mindfulness isn’t…

April 28, 2021

panic attack Anxiety

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

stress Stress

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

grief and loss Grief and Trauma

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

grief Grief and Trauma

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

love languages Relationships

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

Guilty Self-Esteem

Why Do I Feel Guilty for No Reason?

Reading Time: 4 minutes “Why do I always feel guilty?” Guilt is your mind’s way of keeping you in check and making you considerate towards people around you. It is not a bad emotion; without it, you would be sadistic or narcissistic. However, constantly feeling guilty even when you did nothing wrong is not normal. It is an indicator of deep-seated psychological issues. The overwhelming sense of guilt can…

April 9, 2021

healthy boundaries Self-Esteem

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