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Coping With Grief After Losing a Loved One

Have you recently lost a spouse, partner, child, parent, sibling, extended family member, friend, or pet? Grief after losing a loved one (also known as “bereavement”) can be one of the most challenging experiences that a person can go through. To help you get through this difficult time, we’ve compiled the following tips for coping with the loss of someone...[ read more ]

Managing Anxiety in the Workplace

Anxiety can affect every aspect of our lives, including our employment. And if workplace anxiety isn’t properly managed, it has the potential to impact our careers negatively.For example, if a promotion would require you to interact more with clients, give more presentations, or take more business trips—and you feel stressed at the prospect of having to take on those tasks—you...[ read more ]

Understanding Intermittent Explosive Disorder: Symptoms & Causes

Intermittent explosive disorder (IED) is a type of impulse control disorder that causes someone to frequently experience impulsive angry outbursts that are disproportionate to the event or situation that triggered them. For example, when someone with this condition becomes frustrated—even about something relatively minor—they may throw a tantrum, argue, damage property, instigate a physical fight, or act aggressively. Below, we...[ read more ]

Debunking 3 Myths About Introverts

Are you an introvert? People with this personality type tend to feel more comfortable focusing on their inner thoughts and feelings rather than what’s going on around them, and they often feel re-energized after spending time on their own.Society often paints introverts as being shy, submissive individuals, but is this really true? Below, we debunk three common myths about introverts.Myth...[ read more ]

The Link Between Social Media & Infidelity

Social media offers several benefits. It can help us feel more connected to our loved ones, introduce us to like-minded individuals with similar interests, keep us updated on news and current events, and inspire us to try new things, to name a few.Unfortunately, social media can also make it easier for people to cheat on their significant others. Here are...[ read more ]

Debunking 3 Common Myths About PTSD

When someone lives through a traumatic event, they may begin experiencing symptoms such as anxiety, flashbacks, and nightmares. If these symptoms worsen, interfere with the person’s daily routine, or persist for an extended period (months or years), it’s referred to as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This mental health condition is quite common—according to statistics published by the National Center for...[ read more ]

5 Realistic New Year’s Resolutions

Do you find yourself setting New Year’s resolutions each year, only to forget about them months, weeks, or even days later? If so, you’re not alone. According to statistics published by Forbes, the average resolution lasts only 3.74 months. So many people abandon their resolutions that January 17 has been declared by many sources as “Ditch New Year’s Resolution Day.”If...[ read more ]

Understanding Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Everyone worries from time to time. But if you find yourself worrying on most days for at least six months, you may have a condition known as generalized anxiety disorder. People with this disorder often worry excessively about everyday issues, such as their:HealthFamilyWorkMoneyWhat Are the Symptoms of Generalized Anxiety Disorder?The hallmark symptom of generalized anxiety disorder is constant, uncontrollable worrying....[ read more ]

Navigating Panic Disorder: A Comprehensive Guide to Treatment

Navigating Panic Disorder: A Comprehensive Guide to Treatment Experiencing recurrent panic attacks, characterized by a combination of physiological and psychological symptoms, may indicate the presence of Panic Disorder. This mental health challenge can significantly impact daily life, leading to heightened anxiety and avoidance behaviors. In this guide, we will explore the nature of panic attacks and outline a professional approach...[ read more ]

What is Psychedelic Assisted Psychotherapy and it’s benefits

Psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy is a therapeutic approach that combines the use of psychedelic substances with psychotherapy, typically in a controlled and supervised setting. This form of therapy has the potential to revolutionize mental health treatments by utilizing mind-altering substances in a controlled therapeutic setting and providing ongoing support during the journey and the integration process.   Let's delve into the world...[ read more ]