Emotional Wellness Skills: An Interview with Judy Belmont, Therapist, Speaker and Author
December 30, 2016
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There are so many people struggling with mental health issues that don’t go to counseling. I have about forty years of experience as a therapist, and I wanted to focus on life skills that anybody... Read More...
Feeling Stressed? Awe Might Be What You Need
August 7, 2016
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Awe, Photo titled 'Seashell' by Moyan BrennPhoto Credit: Moyan Breen
I still remember feeling awestruck when I saw the Pacific Ocean for the first time as a child. I remember how incredible it felt looking at the waves and realizing that they stretched so much farther... Read More...
Can Writing Make You Healthier and Happier? 3 Easy Writing Activities To Try
April 19, 2016
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Diary Writing - Can Writing Make You Happier and Healthier?Photo Credit: Fredrik Rubensson
You’ve probably heard that keeping a journal is good for your mental health, but did you know that writing can benefit your physical health as well? In fact, psychologists studying the effects of... Read More...
Finding the Right Balance: How to Regulate Emotions
December 1, 2015
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Child balancing on rocks by D. Sharon PruittPhoto Credit: D. Sharon Pruitt
Emotion regulation is the process of changing the emotion we experience—whether we are trying to amp up the experiences of a positive emotion or lower the amount of a negative emotion. According to... Read More...
The Link Between Creativity and Happiness
September 30, 2015
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Adult Coloring BookPhoto Credit: Maxine De Ruyck
If you’re like most people, you probably drew in coloring books, painted, or worked on another type of art project in elementary school. But, unless you’re a professional artist, you probably... Read More...
Can Your Phone Make You More Mindful? 3 Mindfulness Apps to Try
August 27, 2015
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Photo Credit: Intel Free Press
Do you sometimes feel like you’re not really present in the moment? Research suggests that simply using an app on your phone may help you relax and become more mindful. Whether you practice... Read More...
The New Comfort Foods: Healing Stress With Nutrition
August 12, 2015
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Healing foods, OatmealPhoto Credit: pixelnaiad
Stress is an inevitable part of being alive and may manifest as anxiety, depression, fatigue, insomnia, and emotional eating. While we live in a fast-paced, high-pressure world , we also have many... Read More...
Feeling Burnt Out? You Could Be Experiencing “Ego Depletion”
July 8, 2015
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Feeling Burnt Out - Man Asleep on Study Books - entitled "Tuesday" by Tim PiercePhoto Credit: Tim Pierce
When we spend too much time working on difficult tasks that require self-control and discipline, our resources become exhausted and we experience a state known as “ego depletion.” In... Read More...
Are You Overestimating How Much Things Affect You?
June 4, 2015
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Nicole's many emotions, affective forecastingPhoto Credit: allyaubry
If you’re like many of us, you’d probably guess that major life events will have strong, relatively long-lasting effects on your emotions. But this is often not the case. Affective forecasting is... Read More...
Turn That Frown Upside Down: How Smiling Gets You Through Tough Times
May 8, 2015
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The Whole World Smiles Back at You by Zanastardust @ FlickrPhoto Credit: Zanastardust
We’ve all heard that having a positive attitude can help us cope with stressful events, but can putting a smile on your face really change how you feel about a situation? Psychologists have found... Read More...