Mental Health Awareness Month

Happy May good people! May is Mental Health Awareness Month! I could go on and on about the alarming statistics concerning mental health in America. But I think I’ll spare US the agony. I do however want to drop some encouragement at your door. Life is tough and times are challenging for many people. AllContinue reading “Mental Health Awareness Month”

What You Need to Know About Insomnia

Written By Mili Dhru, Contributing Writer 1/20/21 Sleep is one of the most vital components of our health and affects almost every function of our bodies. As imperative as getting a sufficient amount of shut-eye is, between 50 and 70 million Americans report having a sleep disorder that prevents them from sleeping soundly throughout theContinue reading “What You Need to Know About Insomnia”

Grief: You Can’t Just Get Over It

Written By Miracle Hawkins, Contributing Writer 1/16/21 According to the CDC “COVID Data Tracker,” there have been over 340,000 deaths due to COVID-19 in the United States. Sadly, this means that over 340,000 families lost a loved one during what was already an uncertain and traumatic time. This doesn’t even include the lives that wereContinue reading “Grief: You Can’t Just Get Over It”

Let Me Help You! Effective Strategies for Coping with Stress & Anxiety

Written By Miracle Hawkins, Contributing Writer 1/16/2021 Stigma surrounding mental illness is slowly being dismantled and conversations surrounding mental health are becoming less taboo and more mainstream. Coping strategies and self-care have always been very popular concepts in the therapy and counseling world. Today, these concepts are being promoted more often and not just duringContinue reading “Let Me Help You! Effective Strategies for Coping with Stress & Anxiety”

Tips and Tools to Thrive in Public Speaking

Written by Raquel Nixon, Contributing Writer 1/15/2021 The fear of public speaking, also called glossophobia, is the number one most common social fear in America (uiowacounseling, 2021). Just the thought of getting up to speak in front of a group of people is enough to make most quiver. Few people may thrive in the spotlight,Continue reading “Tips and Tools to Thrive in Public Speaking”

Depression: Making a Monumental Climb Among College Students

Written By Mili Dhru, Contributing Writer 1/14/21 College students are one of the most susceptible groups of people to suffer from depression; studies performed by organizations such as the American Psychological Association and American College Health Association show that roughly 35% of college students have reported feeling “so depressed that it was difficult to function”Continue reading “Depression: Making a Monumental Climb Among College Students”

Affirmation of Trust

Written by Leslie Stevens, M.Ed., LCMHC 1/5/2021 Our brains are hardwired for survival.  That’s why it’s easier for our minds to come up with more negative thoughts than positive thoughts on any given day.  Sometimes without a direction to align our thoughts, they seem to go haywire into a spiral of “what ifs” and personalContinue reading “Affirmation of Trust”

Panic Disorder: What It Is & What to Do

Written By Mili Dhru, Contributing Writer 1/5/2021 Every year, approximately 11% of Americans experience panic attacks. These sudden episodes of fleeting but frightening feelings are typically triggered by non-threatening and harmless situations but can cause a series of strong physiological and psychological reactions (Cleveland Clinic, 2020). People who experience panic attacks that occur frequently andContinue reading “Panic Disorder: What It Is & What to Do”

Affirmations: How to Hack Your Brain with Positive Thinking

Written By Raquel Nixon, Contributing Writer 12/31/2020 You have probably heard of the term “affirmations.” Especially as we are on the cusp of a new year, many healers and helpers are encouraging us to create intentions, affirmations, and mantras for the new year. But what exactly are affirmations? The idea of affirmations is based onContinue reading “Affirmations: How to Hack Your Brain with Positive Thinking”

How To Sit With Your Feelings

In therapy, we often encourage our clients to sit with their feelings. We therapist sort of throw this term around like it’s common knowledge. But the truth is, to sit with one’s feelings is a bold act of practice and trust for oneself. It’s actually no small practice. To sit with one’s feelings is toContinue reading “How To Sit With Your Feelings”

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