Month: September 2021

Stress

The Physical and Emotional Effects of Stress on the Body

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

Low Self-esteem - calmerry Self-Esteem

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

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

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 Loss

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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?

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

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

my first online therapy session Therapy

What Should I Expect from My First Online Therapy Session?

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…

September 1, 2021