The COVID-19 pandemic undeniably affected the mental and emotional health of many people. Living through this pandemic has been difficult and has caused anxiety and depression. Managing our mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic is a challenge that we have to win. This article will help you understand the symptoms of mental illness, such as … Continue reading Does COVID Affect Me Emotionally? The Lasting Emotional Impacts of The Pandemic
Defense mechanisms are human behaviors that are used to deal with unpleasant feelings, events, thoughts, or actions. What is the first thing you do if there’s a physical threat? Naturally, you do whatever you can to defend yourself. The same concept applies when there is an emotional or mental threat in your life. You use … Continue reading Why Do People Use Defense Mechanisms?
A person who experienced trauma may be scarred for life, but the goal is to move on and get on with life as much as possible. Whether their trauma is physical, emotional, mental, or sexual in nature, a trauma survivor needs help. Trauma survivors often battle post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or depression, which can keep … Continue reading Encouraging Help for Trauma Survivors
Growing up with your dad by your side is a privilege that some people are deprived of. No one can deny that growing up in a complete and emotionally healthy family is a wonderful gift. Individuals who are having difficulties creating secure attachments in adult relationships may have daddy issues. They could develop if you … Continue reading Do I Have Daddy Issues? The Real Psychology Behind Daddy Issues
You probably know what birthmarks are. They are marks on the skin of newborns that become visible before or right after they are delivered. These marks cannot be erased. You’ll have them with you until you grow old. So, how are these marks related to self-stigma? What is self-stigma in the first place? Stigma is … Continue reading What Is Self-Stigma? How Do You Break Free from It?
No one would want to be called an impostor, a fraud, or a fake. But, you’ve had doubts about yourself and feel like one. You have also recently heard about impostor syndrome or the impostor phenomenon. Now you’re wondering if it’s something that you have or are experiencing. Impostor syndrome is generally linked to individuals … Continue reading When You Feel Like A Fraud: Do I Have Impostor Syndrome?
How wonderful it is to have friends. It is wonderful to enjoy life with people who have the same upbringing and interests as you. Life would be meaningless and uneventful without them to share it with. Good friendships will bring you peace of mind, comfort, and happiness. A friend is someone you can turn to … Continue reading Friendship Over: How to Cut Off a Toxic Friend
Selective mutism is a severe form of anxiety disorder where a person is unable to speak in certain situations. They are not mute; they can speak. Neither are they shy nor aloof. There is no refusal on their part to speak. They’re also not the “usually quiet” type. The main reason they can’t talk … Continue reading How Do You Get Selective Mutism and How Do You Deal with It?
Body shaming is rampant nowadays. Both men and women can experience body-shaming. Both skinny and chubby individuals can experience this form of bullying. Even just having stretch marks or a scar can be used to body shame a person. It can be because of a person’s height, skin color, the way they dress, and sadly, … Continue reading How to Deal with Body-Shaming
We all know how delicious junk foods, ice cream, or processed foods are. They are called comfort foods for a reason, and you can easily get addicted to them. But did you know that these comfort food have certain effects on the brain that make it hard for other people to avoid them? The scary … Continue reading How to Overcome Food Addiction: The Best Solutions
Why is mental preparation so important? The short and direct answer is that it’s a huge determining factor in success in many of your endeavors, especially ones that are performance-based. Why is this so? Mental preparation techniques help you reduce your stress, whether it be for a sporting event, performing live on stage, or maybe … Continue reading Mental Preparation Techniques: It’s All in The Mind
“I always like walking in the rain, so no one can see me crying.”These are the famous words of Charlie Chaplin. The act of crying is an integral part of human nature. This was your natural language when you were a baby. At first thought, you cry because you don’t feel good. So, why ask … Continue reading Why Does It Feel Good to Cry?
You’ve been lying on your bed for hours with your eyes closed, waiting to drift into a good night’s sleep. Then suddenly, everything that needs to be done comes rushing into your mind: the unwashed laundry and dishes, the meal plan for the week, playtime with the kids, the scattered toys left by the kids, … Continue reading The Mental Load of Motherhood: A 24/7 Job
It is often normal to feel scared or have doubts when you are about to try something new. It can be committing to a relationship or engaging in unusual situations you’re not accustomed to. Fear is a natural human emotion that signals you to be cautious about your actions. To some people, fear keeps them … Continue reading How to Overcome Atychiphobia, Fear of Failure
Every single human being has been given a voice. But what is the voice for? The voice is designed for communication. You use your voice to talk to other people. Do you also know that you talk to yourself, too? You can call it your conscience, your noisy thoughts, or simply your inner voice. What … Continue reading Finding Your Voice
Do you feel sad and have a depressed mood lately that it’s starting to affect your everyday life? Did you stop going to work? Does taking a shower seems like a hard thing to do? If you answered yes to the questions, then you may be experiencing crippling depression. In the US, 7.1% of adults … Continue reading I Have Crippling Depression. What Should I Do About It?
The heart wants what the heart wants. At times, you can’t choose who you fall in love with. Part of being in love means accepting and loving that person because of their positive qualities and despite their flaws. As much as you want to be loved for who you are, your partner with anxiety would … Continue reading Dating Someone with Anxiety: The Dos and Don’ts
When your doctor prescribes a medication, they may briefly explain what it does and how to take it, which is expected. But it won’t hurt if you do your research, especially on the possible side effects of taking antipsychotic medications. This article will talk about antipsychotics, what they are used for, possible side effects, and … Continue reading What Are Antipsychotic Drugs?
When was the last time that you had a mental health day off, an actual day off where you completely unplug yourself from work and not check emails while at home or answer business calls at the dining table? When the demands of your job start taking over your life, then it’s time for a … Continue reading Mental Health Day Off: Why You Have to Take One Now
Seeing your newborn for the first time brings you immense joy as a new parent. A baby is fragile and is very dependent on you. As a new parent, most especially as a mother, you are filled with happiness upon gazing at your baby’s face. At the same time, you also feel doubtful whether you … Continue reading Disorganized Attachment: What You Need To Know
At this very moment, can you talk to yourself and ask these questions: “Am I at the lowest point of my life?” “Am I a failure?” “Can this feeling of depression and frustration go any deeper?” Have you reached a point in your life where you ask yourself if you can fail any further? If … Continue reading What To Do When You Hit Rock Bottom
Having a busy schedule and being a workaholic does not mean that you’re effective at what you do. A workaholic may complete an assignment in an hour, but an effective person can do the job in less than 15 minutes. As they say, you may look like a “busy idiot,” keeping busy at the wrong … Continue reading Powerful Tools: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
Maintaining a balanced professional and personal life can be challenging for some employees. A healthy work-life balance is essential in maintaining a positive and stress-free life. Having to work long hours may cause you to take your personal life for granted. This causes numerous negative impacts. This does not only affect your job but your … Continue reading Work-Life Balance Tips for Employees
The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically affected the world in many ways. Many people lost their businesses or job. Health care workers are exhausted. Hospitals are overwhelmed. Anxiety and depression rates are skyrocketing. The saddest part is when loved ones succumb to COVID-19. This is a frightening time. Who knows what can happen tomorrow? Will this … Continue reading What Is Pandemic-Related Anxiety?
Have you experienced feeling crappy all day because of a bad hair day? Perhaps you’re out of sorts because your clothes don’t seem to match. You should know that there is a connection between feeling good and looking good, as the latter makes you feel confident, brave, powerful, and healthier. Some may perceive it as … Continue reading How Looking Good Makes You Feel Good