Social Media and Mental Health

While social media can benefit us in our lives by helping us connect to other people, it can also have some negative effects on our mental health.   Many times we tend to compare our life to that of someone we follow, and feel as if we fall short.  The important thing to remember isContinue reading “Social Media and Mental Health”

Trauma and Resilience

People experience all kinds of hardships throughout their life. They can be personal, such as illness, loss of a loved one, abuse, job loss, and financial vulnerability. Then, on another level are the events that happen to us as a society, such as Covid-19, terrorist attacks, mass shootings, wildfires, extreme weather, and racial injustices.  WeContinue reading “Trauma and Resilience”

Anger Management

Do you get angry when someone cuts you off in traffic? Does your blood pressure soar when your child refuses to cooperate? Anger is a normal and even healthy emotion, but it’s important to learn to deal with it in a positive way. Uncontrolled anger can ruin both your health and your relationships. For thisContinue reading “Anger Management”

Uncertainty

Today is the day after Election Day in a very contentious time in our country and we are left dealing with uncertainty.  Having the patience to allow our democracy to work is demanding. It would be so much easier on all of us if the answers were quick.  We would not feel so out ofContinue reading “Uncertainty”

Dealing With Loneliness

Feeling lonely every once in a while is totally normal.  This feeling should pass and when it doesn’t we need to take action to help ourselves feel better.  Know that loneliness is a choice.  We can choose to feel lonely or do something about it.  If we change the way we look at our situationContinue reading “Dealing With Loneliness”

A Stress Test

During this time of living through a contentious election and a pandemic, many of us are feeling overwhelmed and stressed.  This will have a negative affect on our bodies if we do not try and relieve the stress.   Stress is a feeling of emotional or physical tension. It can come from any event orContinue reading “A Stress Test”

You Get What You Give

According to the dictionary, Karma is a word meaning the result of a person’s actions as well as the actions themselves. It is a term about the cycle of cause and effect. According to the theory of Karma, what happens to a person, happens because they caused it with their actions.  Karma is not aboutContinue reading “You Get What You Give”

Easy Does It

Each day we are all faced with challenging situations of one kind or another.  Some days are more difficult than others, but no matter what the situation, we should always try and take life easy.  In other words, you should try and quiet your mind and live in the present moment. “The first step towardsContinue reading “Easy Does It”

Patience is a Virtue

In the age we live, where there is instant-gratification for most things, the effect of having to wait for anything can cause us to become impatient.  Waiting a few seconds for a website to load, can cause us to get upset.  Being behind a slow driver, sends us into a rage.   “Patience is aContinue reading “Patience is a Virtue”

Heart, Head, Body, and Soul

A person who is seeking self-actualization, is someone who tries to focus on their heart, head, body and soul. Integrating and growing these four areas, our emotional, intellectual, physical, and spiritual selves is a goal for many people. To develop our heart, or emotional selves, we need to develop our ability to work with otherContinue reading “Heart, Head, Body, and Soul”