Coping with anxiety is difficult. Anxiety makes our bodies feel like their very survival is at stake. Our hearts race, our breath constricts, and we get tense. Therefore, it can be extremely difficult to calm down and gain perspective. However, there are many skills we can learn to help us reduce anxiety. For example, mindfulness is one of those skills. [...]
Depression creates negative thinking patterns. In turn, these patterns reinforce depression. Negative emotions lead to negative thoughts. Then negative thoughts deepen negative emotions. Escaping this cycle requires us to interrupt the ruminating mind. Mindfulness meditation can help by quieting the voice of our inner critic. Hence, we are able to pay attention to things other than those circulating thoughts. And we [...]
We often promise ourselves to make changes in our lives and then fail. Are there personal development goals you can actually achieve? Here's where to start.
Anxiety, though unpleasant, is a natural human emotion. Sadly, though, for some, anxiety becomes a crippling condition that impedes their ability to live a normal life. What is the underlying problem of this affliction? It is caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain or something else?
Post-Traumatic Growth (PTG) is a theory that claims that after a traumatic event, there can be positive growth in an individual. Responding to adversity, a person may find a greater appreciation for others and gain new insights on how to live.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) doesn't fit neatly into a defined box. It has the tendency to overflow into nearly every area of life and get a little messy.