Month: December 2021

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