Response to “5 Things You Can Do Daily to Feel Less Anxious or Stressed” By Dr. Seth Gillihan

Dr. Seth Gillihan wrote a timely and wonderful article on Psychology Today about 5 practices we can do to feel less anxious and stressed: 5 Things You Can Do Daily to Feel Less Stressed and Anxious | Psychology Today Here’s a brief overview: Tell Yourself Good Morning Check Your Mind Reading Go Outside at Lunchtime […]

What is holistic psychiatric medication management?

“Holistic” psychiatry is a form of mental health treatment that considers the whole person: body, mind, spirit, and psychology. Holistic psychiatric medication typically uses a combination of conventional, nutritional, and alternative medicine practices to help you restore and prolong your mental and physical health.  Holistic psychiatric medication management seeks to identify the root causes of […]

What’s the difference between a Psychiatrist and Psychologist?

Psychiatrists and Psychologists It is common for people to not know the differences between a psychiatrist and psychologist. It can be confusing even for those who work in the mental health field. Often these professionals work together to treat mental health concerns. Due to it’s popular confusion, we thought it might be helpful to write […]

The Dangers of Emotional Constipation

Holding Back Our Emotions For most people, we hold back our emotions. In today’s busy society, it makes sense that we may want to hold back our emotions, ESPECIALLY the ones that are more “shameful” to carry. Emotions such as anger, rage, depressions, grief, disappointment, and anxiety. On the other hand, some people mask the […]

Being Okay with “Good Enough” from a Recovering Perfectionist

Jenny Helms, LCMFT Discusses her Journey as a Recovering Perfectionist You Aren’t Alone, Trust Me Admittedly, I still struggle with accepting “good enough” or being “okay” at things from time-to-time. Noticing patterns of my past, I used to work as hard as I could to be as good as I could at every venture that […]

Domestic Violence: Why Can’t They “Just Leave”?

Prior to becoming fascinated about the dynamics of domestic violence, I remember thinking: “Why don’t women/men in these relationships just pack up their bags and leave?” or “Why don’t they just go to a shelter?” Initially, I understood very little about the complexities of walking away or the complexities of staying. According to NY Times […]

Hitting Rock Bottom: What Can We Learn and Gain from Life’s Woes

Whether by fate, transition, or poor choices – we all struggle with the horrible, hitting rock bottom (i.e. “woes“) in our life. Throughout my life I’ve faced trials in multiple arenas (I’m far from perfect – and that’s okay). However, the gifts I take from these moments are opportunities for growth and learning.  We can’t […]

How Avoiding Other People Means Rejecting Ourselves

What Avoiding Other People Means to Us When we are avoiding other people or dealing with a situation, we are really saying no to the hard things that are coming up within ourselves when dealing with that situation. *Whether we are conscious of these hard feelings or not.* This is really unfortunate because those hard […]

Hugs Can Transform Your Relationship – Here’s How!

X’s over O’s? Plenty of couples spend time, energy, and money trying to fix relationship problems, increase intimacy, or simply kick things up a notch in their relationship. Well, there is a free way to do all of the above that is often overlooked and underrated: Hugs. Yes, hugs help all of the problems listed […]