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Happy Hacks: Four Ways to Improve Your Mood as the Days Get Shorter

It seems as when the days get shorter so does my temper. I swear something about it being pitch black with the stars glistening at 4 pm doesn’t sit right with me. It’s almost as if I can feel my irritability rise, mood drop, and depression tank on the first overcast day. Each year I […]

Depression

The Truth About Trauma

The first thing that pops into my head when I think of trauma is a therapist sitting on a couch and nodding while saying, “man, that must’ve been tough,” just like the movies. It is so hyped up in the media–five steps to get over your toxic ex, or the seven stages of grief–but truthfully […]

Trauma

5 Ways to Hack into your Motivation

Motivation is hard. Getting motivated is even harder. Pop culture likes to give you these quick fixes to help you “get your life together”, yet holding yourself to those standards to make those changes is half the battle. Unfortunately, there isn’t a shortcut to becoming intrinsically motivated, but there are small habits you can implement […]

Time Management

5 Green Flags to Look for in Relationships

In today’s society, we can be quick to judge when looking for a partner.  It has almost become a trend to pick out someone’s “red flags” or unfavorable characteristics about someone that will ultimately become a deal killer. Instead, why don’t we focus on the positive pillars in a relationship that can help overlook the […]

Relationships

6 Benefits of Adding Self Awareness to Your Daily Life

When trying to understand and accept ourselves to “reach” self-awareness fully, it’s hard not to believe that one day there will be an aha or lightbulb moment when everything clicks. However, truthfully, that isn’t something money can buy, a training will give to you, or a workshop can download. That is work you must do […]

Mindfulness, Self-Care

Five Ways to be Your Own Best Friend

As humans, we can’t be fully present with others unless we can be there for ourselves.  How we treat ourselves is essential, at the end of the day, we are only accountable for our actions.  We create our own reality of thoughts and perspectives that lead to our behaviors, therefore is crucial to make that […]

Self-Care

Easy Ways to Be More Chill

Have you noticed when you have time to relax, you do everything but that? Creating mental lists, responding to texts, and mindlessly scrolling through your phone, when suddenly 2 hours have gone by, and you don’t feel any better. Those are not bad things, they just fail to allow your brain to actually take a […]

Mindfulness, Self-Care, Time Management

5 Ways to Initiate A Breakup with Your Anxiety

Anxiety has a special way of making you think that you’re in the passenger seat of your life. You could be having the best day and your anxiety will have you turning your car around to make sure that your hair straighter is still in fact, unplugged. Whatever you encounter in your day will be […]

Anxiety, Self-Care

Depression 101: How to Create a Self-Rescue Starter Pack During this SAD Time

So, you know that feeling when you begin to feel yourself mentally spiral, starting that slow journey downhill, letting yourself slip into old self-destructive behaviors? Let’s not do that. Instead, here’s a foolproof plan to get yourself back on track ASAP.    1. Recognize the Red Flags. Busy week at work, feeling overwhelmed at home, […]

Depression, Self-Care

How to Prepare for Your Therapy Sessions

Therapy is not just an investment in your mental health, it’s an investment in your finances! One of the best ways to get the most out of your sessions is to prepare for them. Here are 5 ways you can prepare for your therapy sessions: 1. Do your homework! Your therapist wouldn’t be suggesting it […]

Therapy