depression

emotional wounds

Do you ever wonder if healing from emotional wounds is possible? Can someone actually heal from trauma, rejection, depression, a broken heart? Perhaps you’ve been hurting for a long time and things don’t seem to be getting better. Perhaps you feel stuck—like you’ve tried everything, and it hasn’t helped. Or perhaps you feel like you’re …

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Young woman sad on Christmas

The holidays are difficult for a lot of people. It could be that your holidays involve family conflicts, financial pressures, or are associated with bad memories. And even if you generally enjoy the holidays, they can be stressful because you’re extra busy, not following your normal routine, and feel tired and overwhelmed. Most of us …

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Coping with Loneliness

Is loneliness becoming more pervasive? I’m not sure, but sometimes it seems that way. We’re all so busy that it can be hard to make time to socialize and prioritize face-to-face relationship building time. Many of us don’t have a sense of community or even know our neighbors the way our grandparents did. We’re doing our …

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5 Keys to Managing Depression Naturally by attending to health, activity level, relationships, mind, and spirit.

HARMS is an acronym that I use to remind my clients of 5 key areas to attend to in managing depression – health, activity, relationships, mind, & spirit. Depression is a disease of the mind, body, and spirit. It has the potential to impact all areas of your life — emotions, relationships, physical health, work, and productivity. …

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journaling for mental health

Journals aren’t just for teenagers trying to hide their private thoughts from their parents’ prying eyes. Journaling is a helpful therapeutic tool. It’s not going replace mental health treatment from a qualified professional, but it can be a useful addition or way to accelerate your healing. What is journaling? Journaling is a process of writing …

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How to Motivate Yourself When You're Depressed

Depression zaps energy and motivation. Learn how to motivate yourself when you’re depressed using a combination of self-compassion and accountability. It’s hard to motivate yourself when you’re depressed. Karen was having an off day, feeling depressed, and totally unmotivated. You know the kind — when you just feel like crawling back in bed. We all …

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Cognitive Distortions

Our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are interconnected. But sometimes our thinking isn’t helpful or accurate. In this post, you’ll learn about common types of cognitive distortions and begin to identify your negative, automatic thoughts. What are cognitive distortions? Cognitive distortions are also known as thinking errors, thinking distortions, irrational thoughts, distorted thoughts, and negative automatic …

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