Diffusing Arguments with Your Partner

Arguments are a normal and frustrating part of being in a relationship with someone. Everyone argues, some more effectively than others. When in a heightened, defensive state it is extremely difficult to put yourself in your partner’s shoes and try to see things from their perspective.   A more effective manner of arguing or sharing […]

5 Self-Care Strategies for Stressful News Cycles

Living in today’s society can be stressful. Living in today’s society can be stressful and exhausting with 24/7 access to hundreds of news sources. Numerous large issues are being discussed and debated which may leave some feeling hopeless, scared, overwhelmed, anxious, sad, confused, angry, and more. Here are 5 ways to try to leave the […]

How to Set and Reinforce Boundaries

Creating boundaries in any situation can be difficult, confusing, anxiety-provoking, and out of the ordinary. Setting boundaries can help boost mental health, communication skills, source of identity, self-esteem, and self-respect, yet many people find boundary definition and setting hard to identify and execute. What is a boundary? What contexts can boundaries be used in? How […]

3 Ways to Regulate Your Emotions

Emotional regulation is an incredibly important practice that allows individuals to learn to identify their emotions, increase emotional resilience, lower unpleasant emotions, decrease emotional vulnerability, and better cope with strong emotions as they come. Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) teaches how emotions work and provides skills on how to better manage emotions, work with them instead […]

5 Tips for a Stronger Work-Life Balance

One of the hottest topics in today’s mental health world is establishing and practicing work-life balance, navigating work stress, and managing anxiety. The hustle culture in America and other Westernized societies easily praises people for working longer hours, which often comes at the expense of leisure time, relaxation, socialization, and other healthy habits. Here are […]

The 3 Mindsets

The human mind is so incredibly complex that researchers and scholars continuously learn more about it every day. One type of therapy called Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) that seeks to explain different types of human thought, behavior, and action uses the idea of a rational/reasonable, emotional/anxious, and wise mind. The wise mind is a balance […]

10 Books to Bolster Your Body Image

Whether we like it or not, we’ll be living in and with our bodies for the entirety of our time on this planet. Too often, individuals of all shapes and sizes and ages can get caught up in the hustle of trying to change their bodies and dealing with feelings of self-doubt, shame, disappointment, and […]

8 Tips for Optimal Sleep Habits

One of the most important yet frequently overlooked parts of our overall well being is sleep. Sleep is a key pillar to your health and poor sleep quality and quantity can lead to negative physical, emotional, and mental consequences. Most individuals require close to 8 hours of sleep a night, yet most of us struggle […]

6 Ways to Better Manage Your Emotions

There are times when your emotions can feel overwhelming, confusing, or difficult to manage. However, emotions are a part of being human and you can’t push them away or make them disappear. In fact, when you try to ignore them, they often get more intense and unmanageable. Emotion regulation skills need to be taught or […]

10 Tips For A Great Teletherapy Appointment

Telehealth and teletherapy increased in popularity during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many found that it was just as effective as in-person therapy. Parents have been able to see their therapist without having to obtain a babysitter. Those in rural areas have more options as to the therapists they work with. Those with busy schedules haven’t had […]