Assumptions & Expectations

Most cases than not, we interchange these two. Assumptions are defined as “a thing that is accepted as true or as certain to happen, without proof.” Expectations are defined as “a strong belief that something will happen or be the case in the future.” Th ...

So You’re Stuck In Bed: Now What?

When you tell a healthy person that you’re sick and stuck in bed, the usual reactions range from,  “I hope you feel better soon,” to, “that sounds like a nice break.” However, when you have a chronic illness, which may include chronic fatigue syndro ...

Self Care

What is self-care? It is well defined in an article by Raphailia Michael on Psych Central as “any activity that we do deliberately in order to take care of our mental, emotional, and physical health..” The key word is DELIBERATELY!! Take a second to t ...

Resiliency 

Definition: The ability to bounce back after being affected by significant/ tragic life events. Basic Facts: Everyone has resilience, the difference is how well we put it to good use. Some have a good way of dealing with things compared with other ...

Self Regulation

According to Daniel Goleman, a well known psychologist and the author of the book emotional intelligence, there are 4 key components of social intelligence. self awareness , self Regulation, social skill and empathy. One of the main areas that co ...

Depression and Suicide Awareness

Depression and Suicide Awareness September was National Suicide Awareness Month, so I thought it would be important to touch on a very real condition that takes many lives every day. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, “more than 41,00 ...

Benevolent Assumption

Benevolent Assumption Most of us know this as a benefit of the doubt. The key concept of giving a benefit of the doubt is that we are no longer fighting against others or ourselves. Instead of fighting, we are working with our surroundings. Assuming the ...

Fatigue and Chronic Pain

Fatigue and Chronic Pain Have you been feeling tired lately? Does the word “tired” not even begin to cover the level of your seemingly constant exhaustion? You might be experiencing fatigue! If you are not familiar with the term, fatigue is not just fee ...

When Social Anxiety Meets The Dating World

When Social Anxiety Meets The Dating World Can you be socially anxious AND also be able to date? If you struggle with social anxiety, you might believe that the answer to this question is NO….how can you have social anxiety and be able to go out on dates ...

Conversation Starters for People with Social Anxiety

Have you ever been in a social situation and didn't know what to say? Social anxiety can lead to avoiding starting conversations because of our insecurities. We might think that we don't have anything interesting to say or that people wouldn't care about ...