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Understanding Loneliness

You don’t have to be totally alone to feel loneliness. Loneliness is also tied to the quality of your relationships as well as the number of connections you have. While feelings of lonel...

 

Practice Emotional Hygiene

We all learn to brush our teeth, bathe and groom as children. But good hygiene shouldn’t stop there when we become adults. Experts believe that you should also practice emotional hygiene...

 

Foods to avoid when feeling moody

If you have been feeling moody or are experiencing sudden changes in your mood and energy levels, it can be helpful to avoid certain foods and beverages that can trigger mood swings. Her...

 

The truth and emotional maturity

Becoming an emotionally mature person takes effort, patience and an understanding of how to process and deal with your own emotional issues. It also comes from simply accepting peopl...

 

Write a letter to your younger self

Journal entry prompts and therapists suggest writing a letter to your younger self as a way to help get an understanding of where you have been and how you have grown.In doing so, we...

 

How dinner can lead to a bad mood

If you find that you wake up in a bad mood for no identifiable reason at all, it may be diet related.Experts agree that what you eat in the evening will not only have an impact on how yo...

 

It’s Nap time!

Today we look at emotional health and experts agree thata short nap can do wonders for our mood.Napping also offers various benefits for healthy adults, including: Relaxation Red...

 

Anniversaries of loss

El Pasoans commemorated a difficult anniversary this past week as August 3 marked the passing of a year since the Walmart shooting incident that killed 23 of our community members. Obser...

 

Let Mother Nature Heal

Spending time outdoors, especially in green spaces is an effective way to improve your health and happiness.In fact, it has been shown to lower stress, blood pressure and heart rate whil...

 

Emotional health and shoulder tension related

Earlier in the week we talked about how to help alleviate the physical ailments of shoulder pain. Today, we look at the emotional factors that also play a large role in feeling as if we ...

 

Consider a digital detox day for mental health

Experts agree that too much time connected to our devices and social media networks can take its toll on your emotional health. Making an effort to pause from technology may be a way to ...

 

How do you know you are happy?

Sometimes recognizing that you are happy can take you by surprise. While many people spend time and money “looking” for happiness, we often don’t know what it will feel like when we find...

 

Pet Therapy

Many dog and cat owners can attest to the fact that their four-legged family members are a constant source of joy, love and companionship. Scientists are proving that interacting wit...

 

Breaking free from toxicity

It’s Independence Day and perhaps one of the most valuable investments you can make in yourself is to break free from toxic people, situations and environments. However, the firststep to...

 

Doing Nothing

Filling your day with obligations, chores and other mindless tasks can become a habit. If you’re ever faced with a moment where you have nothing to do you, do you feel the pressure to pi...

 

Understanding loss in all its forms

Coping with the loss of someone or something you love is one of life’s biggest challenges. You may associate grieving with the death of a loved one—which is often the cause of the most i...

 

Learn from the things you cannot control

The harsh reality about many of the problems we face in life is that they are simply out of our own control. Learning how to step away from the need to control a situation is important f...

 

Get to work being happy

In the book, ‘Are we Happy Yet?’ by Lisa Cypers Kamen, the author reminds us that ‘happiness is an inside job.’ It turns out, the key to happiness lies within. By carefully paying attent...

 

Scream: Letting it all out

Primal screaming as a therapeutic tool was developed by Arthur Yanov in the 1970s. He believed that it was people repressing former traumas that created stress and tension in their prese...

 

Restlessness and the COVID age

When someone is experiencing restlessness, they often describe it as feeling “on edge” or having an “uncomfortable urge to move.” It is a safe bet that more than a few of us are feeling ...

 

Recognizing Depression

Life will take us through a wide spectrum of emotions. Feeling down from time to time is simply part of that journey. But depression can be characterized as something more serious and s...

 

There’s nothing like a good cry

Over the ages, crying has gotten a bad rap. “Cry baby.’ ‘Don’t cry over spilled milk.’ ‘Enough with the water works’ are how we have learned to fight back tears and sublimate our frustra...

 

Talk about your feelings

Talking about your feelings with a loved one can help you stay in good mental health and deal with times when you feel troubled. Yet it is not always easy to describe how you are feeling...

 

Learn how to cope with disappointment

Right now, many of us are facing disappointment over something that did not go as planned. Whether it’s a cancelled graduation ceremony, a vacation that has been planned for years but wi...

 

Emotions erupting close to the surface

Have you noticed that your emotions are running very close to the surface right now? Maybe you see something on television and it seems to bring more sudden sadness than you knew you wer...

 

Practicing self-care can help ease depression

Basic self-care can help ease depression symptoms. Adequate rest and sleep can impact the health of both your body and mind. A healthy diet with essential vitamins and minerals...

 

Emotional toll of social distancing

There are a lot of emotions people are feeling right now. • Fear and anxiety: It’s 100 percent normal to be worried about contracting or spreading COVID-19. It’s also normal to feel a...

 

4 Steps to Create a Peaceful Home

1. Simplify, Organize, and Decorate. Getting rid of clutter can help you plug up energy drains all over your home. Organizing your things can help you to know where everything is, and ha...

 

The Difference Between Fear and Anxiety

We are living in uncertain times. It has become almost impossible to not contemplate our future, our health, our personal finances, our plans and their consequences. Uncertainty is an em...

 

The value of forgiveness

Scientists have learned that when people successfully imagine forgiving someone (in a hypothetical situation), they show increased activity in the neural circuits responsible for empathy...

 

Mirror, Mirror, how do I develop a positive body image?

It seems that our most strict critics are ourselves. But, being too hard on yourself can take its’ toll. A less than positive body image can lead to other emotional issues and self-estee...

 

Learn about emotional intelligence

Emotional health is comprised of emotional intelligence and emotional regulation. Emotional intelligence describes your ability to identify your emotions, express them, and use your awar...

 

Manifest your own mantra

Mantras are like medicine for the soul. They can be extremely powerful when repeated often and with consistency. Mantras can even help us establish healthier relationships with food, fit...

 

How to Deal with News Overload

The constant barrage of news and information being hurled at us during the day is an unprecedented phenomenon for humans. Unfortunately, psychologists agree it is taking its toll on our ...

 

It’s a dog of a day!

Dogs are a man’s best friend and the benefits of spending time with them are endless. It has been proven that dogs boost your mood and your health. Dogs can also help lower blood pressur...

 

Take some ‘you time’

In today’s super connected world, we often tend to ignore opportunities to spend time alone. Research shows that a little alone time can go a long way in charging your batteries, boo...

 

Half of one minute can make your whole day better

Feeling a little jumpy? Have you noticed that you are more uptight than usual? Try this: Sit or stand up straight in a comfortable position. Breathe in, breathe out. Pause. One mor...

 

Get off social media and get social!

When looking at your social circle, it’s not about how many people you know or how often you see them. What matters is a real connection with others. It can make you happier, more pr...

 

Grow Your Circle of Friends

When you feel good about yourself, it's much easier to cope with life's little ups and downs as well as bigger events, such as divorce or a death, says Jeff Gardere, PhD, a clinical psyc...

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