Emotional health and well-being is key to a healthy and happy life. Look here for articles on creating emotional stability in your life.
8 Steps To Loving Yourself
The most important relationship we can have in life is with ourself. The more comfortable we feel with who we are the more confident and accepted we feel in our world.
Coming Out Of Crisis
If you have experienced a mental health 'crisis' you will know only to well how disorienting it can be and the importance of having a good support system in place. Here I offer some steps to help get back on track after experiencing a crisis.
Coping With Loneliness
Most of us have experienced loneliness at some point in our life. If it's forced due to bereavement or health problems it can feel unfair and turn your world upside down. However, there are things you can do to help ease the symptoms when you're ready to go out into the world again.
If your life feels flat; if you struggle with feelings of emptiness and boredom, you may be going through life in autopilot. You may have pushed your emotions away due to lack of emotional validation in childhood. But don't worry, you can fix it! Follow these tips for a more rewarding life.
Do you consider yourself a person of integrity? How about Emotional Integrity? Here's how they're different, how it's possible to have one without the other, and how you can live your life in a way that preserves both.
Have you ever been in a relationship with someone who you felt was emotionally unavailable? Has any friend or romantic partner ever described you this way? Here´s what it means to be emotionally unavailable, how people get this way, and how to become emotionally available.
Four Tips for Emotionally Intelligent Parenting
Studies show that Emotional Intelligence is a larger factor in success than IQ. It is vital to teach emotional skills to children. Here are four basic guidelines to follow to raise emotionally intelligent children.
How Do Your Thoughts Affect You
Our thoughts are constant. and we are mostly unaware of them. We become oblivious to how they are affecting us. There is a culture of blame at large that says we should think positively and good things will happen to us, however I feel that can be damaging if experiencing mental health challenges.
How to Cope With Intense Emotions
We human beings struggle with many things. Life brings us problems, conflicts and complex situations. However, one of the most difficult things for many people to cope with in their lives is their own emotions. Here are some ideas for coping with your intense feelings in a healthy and adaptive way.
Is Happiness A Choice
Many people tell us how happiness is a choice, although most of the time it may not seem that way. In this article I explore how making happiness a choice comes with challenges and how it's worth the decision to put your happiness first.
It's Not Too Late To Change
Change is a natural part of life that many people are afraid of. The fear generally comes from the feeling of being out of control and having to make forced changes that can seem impossible to surmount. Change doesn't have to be scary, and it can also add to making us better people.
The Best Gift For Your Valentine is A Good Fight
Do you hate to argue? Do you and your spouse avoid conflict? If so, you may be missing out on the best way to keep your relationship passionate. A healthy fight, done right, will leave you feeling closer and more passionate. Learn the skills that are necessary to fight right.
The Grieving Process
Grief is a normal response to loss and has many variations. This article outlines stages, emotions, and the need for support in the grieving process.
The Value of Self-Talk
Of all of the possible coping skills, self-talk is the most versatile. It's helpful in almost any high-pressure or difficult situation. It's simple to learn and use. And since it's your own internal voice inside your own head, it goes everywhere you go so it's always available.
Turn Your Weakness Into A Strength
What are your weaknesses? Everybody has them. More important than what your weaknesses actually are, is how you view them. Accepting and owning a weakness puts you in a position to manage it. Here's how to recognize your struggles, accept them and work around them to make yourself more resilient.
Emotions are complex and can be overwhelming at times. Understanding them is the first step to managing them.
What Is Mental Health
Mental health challenges can be tough, and we all experience some kind of mental health issue at least once in our lives. When you consider stress, anxiety and depression as being fairly 'normal' for most people, it is a wonder we ever find peace of mind.
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