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How to Be Empowered During Therapy

How to Be Empowered During Therapy

Knowing Your Rights as a Client The first step to being empowered during therapy is knowing your rights as a client and what you can expect from your therapist. There are a lot of misconceptions about what therapy is and is not, so let’s start with your basic rights as…

How to Handle Stressful Parents as an Independent Adult

How to Handle Stressful Parents as an Independent Adult

Everyone deals with stress from time to time, but when it starts to elevate it can become unhealthy. Normal stress involves keeping up with responsibilities, dealing with people, bosses, friends, family, school, work, and so on. When stress becomes chronic, it can impact your overall mental and physical health and…

How to Ditch New Year’s Resolutions and Still Be Your Best Self

How to Ditch New Year’s Resolutions and Still Be Your Best Self

Every year we go through the same task of making New Year’s Resolutions… and every year we struggle to achieve them. People often fail at accomplishing their goals because they set really high expectations that are difficult, if not impossible, to follow through with. Setting unrealistic goals can cause unwanted…

10 Tips on Handling Family During the Holidays While Coping with Mental Illness

10 Tips on Handling Family During the Holidays While Coping with Mental Illness

For some, the holidays are a time of year for joy and celebration. But for others, it can bring on unnecessary stress and tension, especially if you are struggling with mental illness. Everyone has a family member (or two or three) who spreads rumors, pushes buttons, or pokes their nose…

How to Manage Anxiety

How to Manage Anxiety

Anxiety is a human emotion we all share, and it’s important to remember that you are not the only one who suffers, or has suffered, from it. It’s important to keep in mind that anxiety, at low and moderate levels, isn’t destructive, and in fact, can be beneficial. It keeps us…