6 Stories We Tell Ourselves that Can Cause Stress and Mental  Illness

6 Stories We Tell Ourselves that Can Cause Stress and Mental Illness

Feelings can be helpful or unhelpful. Helpful feelings are meant to guide us like a compass. Unhelpful feelings overwhelm us and are often fueled by “the stories we tell ourselves.” Here are six common stories we tell ourselves that, like gasoline, ignite the embers of helpful feelings into bonfires of unhelpful feelings that fuel depression, …

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The Pros and Cons of Online Therapy and Online Counseling

The Pros and Cons of Online Therapy and Online Counseling

Online therapy, or online counseling as some call it, is a relatively new option for obtaining help for mental health issues, with a growing body of research supporting its effectiveness. If you’re considering online therapy, please watch this entire video to learn about the advantages and disadvantages of online therapy so you can make the …

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What is Anxiety? How to Deal with Anxiety

What is Anxiety? How to Deal with Anxiety

What is anxiety? To put it simply, anxiety is not feeling safe. So, if you’re hiking in the woods and suddenly spot an angry mama bear, the threat detector in your brain throws your mind and body into a hypervigilent overdrive as nerves fire, hormones flow, and your heart pounds to prepare for fight or …

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Mindfulness: A No-Brainer for Physical and Mental Health

Mindfulness: A No-Brainer for Physical and Mental Health

There are many great books for recovery, and yet it’s not unusual for new clients to say they’ve read many of them, but nothing seems to change. “What am I doing wrong?” they ask. “Nothing,” I say. “You’ve gained a lot of insight into your issues, which is a good thing, but now you have …

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