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3 Ways to Improve Communication in Relationships

The number one ingredient to any healthy and stable relationship is good communication. When communication is poor, relationships break down.Whether they are platonic, romantic or revolve around business, your relationships will thrive if you improve your communication with others. Here’s how:Be Fully PresentTrust and respect must be earned by both parties. And this requires giving each other your full attention....[ read more ]

Journaling Therapy – Art Therapy

“Dear Diary…” As kids, many of us told our deepest secrets and our hopes and dreams to our diaries. And then we got older and forgot all about visiting those pages each day.You may have heard about journaling, which some would say is the adult equivalent of keeping a diary. But journaling can also be a powerful form of therapy, as...[ read more ]

International Survivors of Suicide Day

November 21st is International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day, an event that brings together survivors of suicide to share their experiences and offer hope and encouragement to others. Loss is never easy, but losing a loved one to suicide is particularly painful. Sadly, the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that roughly 800,000 people die from suicide each year around the globe. That’s...[ read more ]

Can EMDR Therapy be Done Online?

When the pandemic hit, many people began to work with their therapists online. But there were many skeptics who did not believe the benefits of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy, also known as EMDR therapy, which is traditionally a hands-on therapy, could translate to online platforms. But as the pandemic unfolded and more and more therapists began using EMDR...[ read more ]

The Three Types of Stress

Stress is a normal part of life. But too much of any type of stress can wreak havoc on our bodies and overall health. The following are the three main types of stress according to the American Psychological Association:   Acute Stress   Acute stress occurs suddenly and out of the blue. Your boss may throw you a big project to...[ read more ]

What is Occupational Therapy?

October 27th is World Occupational Therapy Day, an international holiday started to educate people on the profession and the benefits of this type of therapy.Occupational therapy is primarily for people who are experiencing pain, illness, injury or a disability that makes it difficult to perform a job, household chores, or everyday activities.How Do Occupational Therapists Help Their Clients?Occupational therapists (OTs)...[ read more ]

October is National Depression & Mental Health Screening Month

October is National Depression and Mental Health Screening Month, a time when clinicians and their communities come together to spread awareness and combat mental illness. By working together, we can all promote the importance of mental health screenings while reducing the stigma associated with mental health illnesses. Common Symptoms of DepressionThe following are some of the most common symptoms of depression....[ read more ]

Symptoms of ADHD in Females

October is ADHD awareness month, and so I thought this would be the right time to talk about how ADHD affects women specifically. So much research has gone into the effects of ADHD in males, and this has led to boys getting a more accurate diagnosis than girls.The problem is, most scientific studies about ADHD symptoms focus on the “hyperactive”...[ read more ]

Celebrating National Recovery Month

September is National Recovery Month, a time dedicated to spreading awareness about the benefits of substance abuse treatment and mental health services, which can help many suffering in our society lead better lives. For over 30 years, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has been educating the public on the value of investing in themselves and the...[ read more ]

Let’s Celebrate National Yoga Awareness Month!

Recent data suggests that over half of the people in this country feel stress. And a lot of it! Sadly, when many people feel stressed, they tend to lean into bad habits, like drinking, smoking and eating junk food. What they should be doing is more downward dog!More and more studies are now proving yoga can help people deal with stress...[ read more ]