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How Your Self-Esteem Affects Your Mental Health

Having low self-esteem is something many people of all ages deal with. While low self-esteem is not considered a mental health condition, how we think about ourselves directly impacts our mental health and overall well-being.What is Self-Esteem?Self-esteem refers to the way people feel about themselves. People with healthy or high self-esteem think positively about themselves and their abilities. They believe...[ read more ]

How to Cope with PTSD While Pregnant

Pregnancy can be an emotionally overwhelming experience for just about anybody. But for women with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), it can be downright scary. Sadly, there doesn’t seem to be a lot of information to be found about how PTSD can impact pregnancy, leaving many moms-to-be with even more questions and concerns.The few studies that examined how PTSD affects pregnancy are...[ read more ]

The Importance of Independence in a Relationship

When we first fall in love with that special someone, we want to spend all our time together. We seem to feel better when we are with our significant other.This is the infatuation stage, and admittedly, it feels really good. But enduring relationships move past this stage and into a place of mutual respect and care. This will require each...[ read more ]

Overcoming Generational Trauma

You know you got your hairline from your Dad’s side of the family and your eye color from your mom. You know diabetes runs in your family, as does heart disease and Parkinson’s.But do you know that many families also pass down trauma to their loved ones? So it’s not just our physical makeup and risk of disease that we...[ read more ]

How to Tell Your Partner About Your Past Sexual Abuse

Relationships always start out on a high note. Your mutual attraction combined with your commonalities stirs up your feelings while finding out about your differences and exploring the world together makes your relationship fresh and exciting. When your relationship becomes more intimate, you may start to wonder when the right time is for you to open up to your partner...[ read more ]

Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and so I thought it would be a good idea to take this time to talk a little about mental health and the benefits of seeking treatment for whatever issues you may be facing.When we talk about mental health, we discuss our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. Our mental health not only affects how...[ read more ]

Journaling Therapy

  As kids, many of us told our deepest secrets and our hopes and dreams in our diaries. And then we got older and forgot all about visiting those pages each day.   You may have heard about journaling, which some would say is the adult equivalent of keeping a diary. But journaling can also be a powerful form of...[ read more ]

Recognizing Alcohol Awareness Month

Alcohol addiction effects millions of adults in this country. In fact, it’s estimated that roughly 10% of Americans will experience some form of addiction in their lives.Drinking not only has the ability to negatively impact your social life, relationships, and job security, but it can also wreak havoc on your physical health. And that’s not something that’s discussed enough. And...[ read more ]

Infertility’s Impact on Women’s Mental Health

Infertility is a condition that refers to an inability to become pregnant or to take a baby to term after one year of trying. Unfortunately, this is a heartbreaking reality for many women across the globe. In fact, it is estimated that roughly 6 million women suffer from infertility in the United States alone, according to the Centers for Disease...[ read more ]

Mental Health Care for The Career Woman

When you think about it, modern women are really like superheroes. Not only are they obtaining college degrees and climbing corporate ladders, but they’re doing so while also raising families. They may also find themselves taking care of aging parents simultaneously.While some women can manage juggling all of these significant responsibilities, many women, over time, will experience burnout and mental...[ read more ]