Coping with Unemployment Depression

Coping with Unemployment Depression

Losing a job is incredibly difficult. No matter the cause of the loss, it can leave us feeling stressed, overwhelmed, and even ashamed. We may feel like something is wrong with us or that we aren’t good enough. These feelings and this incredibly hard situation can...

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How to Cope When You Feel Left Out

How to Cope When You Feel Left Out

We’ve all missed out on at least one hang-out, event, or inside joke at some point in our lives. There are simply too many things to do and too little time to do them. This is a normal part of life, but just because it’s happened to all of us doesn’t mean that it...

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Unhappy Relationships & Your Mental Health

Unhappy Relationships & Your Mental Health

Everyone has their happy moments and their unhappy moments. This is simply life. As much as we all wish it were true, there is no other person in the world who can make you happy all of the time. We fight with the ones we love, often because we love them. This is the...

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How to Cope with Jealousy

How to Cope with Jealousy

We have a wide range of emotions as humans. Some are considered to be good emotions (like happiness and gratitude) and others are often considered negative (such as anger and jealousy). In reality, though, all of these emotions are simply part of how we process the...

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Why Roe v. Wade Terrifies Queer Families

Why Roe v. Wade Terrifies Queer Families

Whether you are just starting your family or you have been a proud member of your family for years now, you would do anything to protect that family. Some people may think that this only means working hard to provide food and shelter and stay faithful to your loved...

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How to Adopt a Growth Mindset

How to Adopt a Growth Mindset

Do you ever feel stuck or like you’ve hit a roadblock in moving towards personal goals? It can feel incredibly frustrating and defeating, even seeming like you may never be able to reach what you’re pushing towards. What if I told you that changing something as small...

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Self Care as a Gift

Self Care as a Gift

Being human can just be so hard.  We are complex creatures.  The demands of life can be enormous, complex, and overwhelming.  You might be someone who gives everything to others, committed to showing up for others, to always do your best.  Maybe you’re the one people...

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Coping with Political Rage & Stress

Coping with Political Rage & Stress

We’ve all had that one conversation with a family member or friend about politics that leaves us feeling fired up and angry. Some of us may have these types of feelings every time we go home for a holiday or whenever we open our social media feeds and see an old...

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How to Regulate Your Nervous System During a Panic Attack

How to Regulate Your Nervous System During a Panic Attack

You’re driving somewhere unfamiliar, people are honking at you, you’re lost, and you start to have trouble focusing (perfect timing, right?). You’re overwhelmed with the infinite tasks that work has dumped on you this week, and while panning over your to-do list, you...

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What Causes Infidelity?

What Causes Infidelity?

Before delving into the details of what causes infidelity in relationships (even happy ones), we need to understand what infidelity is. According to the Oxford learner’s dictionary, the word infidelity means “the act of not being faithful to your wife, husband or...

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How To Talk To Your Teen About Therapy

How To Talk To Your Teen About Therapy

A lot of people think of therapy as the last resort. They think that therapy is what you go to when you have no other choice. When someone makes you go to it. This is a common misconception that many of us have about therapy — even as adults. But this stigmatization...

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How to Prepare for Couples Therapy

How to Prepare for Couples Therapy

Couples seek couples therapy for a number of different reasons. Maybe you feel like you don’t know how to communicate anymore, maybe you have had a traumatic experience, or maybe you both simply think that there are things that you could both be doing better. ...

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Discomfort is Part of the Growth Process

Discomfort is Part of the Growth Process

(& no, I am not talking about the type of discomfort that puts you in dangerous situations) I am talking about the good kind of discomfort, such as life transitions (i.e. getting a new job, starting a new school), breaking unhealthy generational patterns, leaving...

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Sexual Desire: Know Your Brakes & Accelerators

Sexual Desire: Know Your Brakes & Accelerators

Let’s be honest, most of us don’t exactly like talking about sex. It can make many of us uncomfortable and we are raised in our society to keep our preferences, experiences, and concerns about sex private from pretty much everyone — sometimes even our partners. And...

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Is My Partner a Narcissist?

Is My Partner a Narcissist?

The word “narcissism” comes from the Greek story of Narcissus, a hunter who fell in love with his own reflection. Now, while this story of Narcissus is a fun piece of Greek mythology, being in a relationship with someone with a narcissistic personality can be anything...

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Anxiety: The Role of Anxiety in Perfectionism

Anxiety: The Role of Anxiety in Perfectionism

Truthfully, the relationship between perfectionism and anxiety is pretty complicated and one can very easily fuel the other. For example, striving for perfectionism can come as a method of coping with anxieties that then fuels further anxiety by crafting standards...

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Self-Esteem & Relationship Abuse

Self-Esteem & Relationship Abuse

Even if it is not talked about that much in the media or mainstream culture, emotional scars and low self-esteem are often the most devastating products of abusive relationships — even above physical damage. When people hear the term “abuse” they will often...

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