You wouldn’t necessarily call yourself a loner. That being said, you’d be lying to yourself if you said you didn’t enjoy your alone time. Sometimes, you prefer peace and quiet and the comfort of your own home, room, and bed. You decided that it’s much safer there. You’re just an introvert, right? There’s nothing wrong with you. Your friends are … Read More
How To Heal From The Wounds Of Past Trauma
When you look at yourself in a mirror, it’s almost as if you can see each wound and scar on your body. You have to mentally prepare to leave the comfort of your own home. It’s almost as if you have to put on bandages, bandaids, armor, and a mask each and every day before leaving your house. You want … Read More
What Are Trauma Bonds And How Are They Caused?
Let’s play a game: Red flag vs. Green flag. The game is simple. Put a red flag up for an unhealthy or problematic partner. And put a green flag up for a healthy and desirable partner. Listening to you. Green flag. Lying to you. Red flag. Jealous and controlling. Red flag. Talking about their feelings. Green flag. Treating you and … Read More
What are the Signs of Trauma?
You’ve pushed these feelings deep down inside you for far too long. No matter what you do, you can’t seem to get rid of them. All of your negative thoughts, emotions, and feelings are starting to creep up again. You feel like a volcano that’s ready to explode. To be honest, you thought you’d be able to handle this on … Read More
Healing From Past Trauma? 3 Ways to Begin
Who knew letting go would be this difficult? If only it were as simple as just slapping on a Band-Aid and calling it a day. Wouldn’t that be nice, right? Unfortunately, trauma can’t be healed with a Band-Aid. The trauma didn’t happen overnight, which means you won’t be fully recovered over the course of just one night either. Healing from … Read More
What Are Signs Of OCD?
Even with all of the different acronyms in the world of therapy, there’s a good chance that you know what OCD stands for. You may even be aware of the definition of what OCD is. OCD stands for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder is a mental health disorder that involves unwanted and reoccurring thoughts or obsessions. These obsessions will cause an … Read More
Ways To Treat Depression Without Medication
You already know that you’re depressed. You also know that the longer you avoid treatment, the worse your symptoms will get. You’re fully aware of the consequences. There’s one main reason you’re avoiding seeking help. You’d be lying if you said you weren’t nervous about seeking help because you’re worried they’ll just prescribe you pills and send you on your … Read More
How Is High-Functioning Anxiety Different Than GAD?
After days, weeks, or months of being on edge, nervous, and afraid, you’ve finally figured out what the problem is. Or so you thought. With the help of online quizzes, research, and talking to loved ones, you’ve narrowed it down to anxiety. You thought that your problem would stop there after learning more about the signs, symptoms, and ways to … Read More
Can CBT Help Anxiety?
You thought this would go away on its own, but you were completely wrong. It wasn’t a big deal, at least at first it wasn’t. Now, it’s starting to creep into your daily life and routine. It’s starting to affect areas you didn’t even think it had access to. You’re constantly anxious, worried, and on edge. You can finally admit … Read More
Recently Diagnosed With ADHD or ADD? What To Do After The News
The results came in and you don’t really know how you’re supposed to feel about it. What were you expecting exactly? There were only two options: You either have it or you don’t. You’re angry, anxious, and confused. You’re wondering how this has impacted your life up until this point and how it will impact your life moving forward. The … Read More