Counting down can help lead to relaxation. When you are feeling overwhelmed or frustrated, find a quiet space and take the time to count down. If you are able, try relaxing a body part for each count. You will feel more relaxed and ready to take on the task at hand.
Before we got married, my husband and I, like his brothers before him with their wives; did couples therapy. All three of us couples would tell you that we found the pre-marital therapy helpful for our marriages. Jordan and I, however, have continued our counselling since our wedding. We see it extremely helpful with navigating as a stronger team through this complicated thing called life. I truly believe since we're human, we all could use a little help in the mental health department. It’s never too late to start.
Do you self-sabotage? Do you sometimes do the reverse of what you know you should be doing? Why? You know what to do, right? Neuroscience brings lights on this matter. Here are two parts of the brains that I will use to explain how it works.
Do you have trouble shutting down the hamster wheel? According to a study in the Journal of Applied Psychology, the less you detach psychologically during your off hours, the higher your emotional exhaustion in twelve months’ time. Translation: You’ll have a very cranky hamster with little desire to keep the wheel moving!
Today is Bell "Let's Talk Day" and we're totally on board! I don't think I've come across one family that has not had to deal with mental health in one way or another.
I recently lost my best friend Joanne, days before my birthday and just months before my wedding. She was very excited to be a part of everything in my life that not having her around, especially for my wedding, reminds me of her lose every-single-day
There are little things we’ve been told all our lives that have been forgotten, and we only remember them when our lives become so messy that we have to pick ourselves up off the ground, clean ourselves up, get back on our horse and ride again. Here are a few reminders – many of them you probably know deep down inside – that should help make your lives a bit easier.
There is so much pressure on us these days. Those pressures come from the world around us and from ourselves. As we get caught up in the need for everything to happen quickly, to be successful, to live our lives as fast as we can, to bury our heads in our tech, it's easy to miss the simple pleasures in life.