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Articles about mental health conditions and how to achieve psychological wellbeing. Tips on how to cope with mental disorders and maintain a balance of the mind, body and spirit to feel healthy and happy.

How to Stop Feeling Inferior and Comparing Yourself to Others

By |2020-01-24T20:38:26+03:00December 30th, 2019|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing, Relationships & Social Life, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , |

If you’re feeling inferior, I’ve been there, I have an idea what that feels like. But, it’s time to stop and listen. Do you want me to be blunt? Feeling inferior will kill your positive self-esteem. Do you want to know why? Well, sitting around comparing yourself with others is a never-ending cycle. Here’s the hard cold truth. There will always be someone prettier, smarter, and funnier than you. It’s just the way it goes. But you know what, things change, people change and no

6 Examples of Negging in Relationships & How to Deal with It

By |2020-02-22T17:16:38+03:00December 10th, 2019|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing, Relationships, Relationships & Social Life|Tags: , , |

Emotional manipulation can also be seen as negging. There are many examples of negging which can damage your self-esteem. It seems there’s never a shortage of manipulative behavior. Although people are basically good, they are also selfish because not all people who use manipulative tactics have a personality or mental disorder. Some just want to get the upper hand. There are many examples of manipulative behavior including the act of negging. If you’re like me, this is a new word for toxic behavior. What is

5 Effective Grounding Techniques for Anxiety and Stress

By |2020-03-25T17:53:06+03:00December 3rd, 2019|Categories: Health & Wellness, Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , , , |

With an increase in mental diseases and the awareness of mental health increasing, a term that we often come across is grounding. Is it really possible to ease things like anxiety or depression with grounding techniques? While to many, it may sound like yoga mumbo jumbo, it is an amazing way to find your way back if you're going through immense stress. I have often experienced panic attacks that have lasted more than 30 minutes in which I could hardly breathe, clawing at my chest

The Mechanism of Addiction in the Brain and How It Works

By |2020-02-22T17:30:33+03:00November 17th, 2019|Categories: Diseases and Conditions, Health & Wellness, Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , |

Addiction is one of the biggest killers in the country right now, but it's surprisingly little understood by people everywhere, and few realize that it has to do with the way the human brain works. When most people think of addiction, they think of drugs. But addiction can exist in almost any form. Video games, alcoholism, gambling, sex, even exercise. If it releases dopamine, then it can potentially become an addictive substance. Now that doesn't mean that everything is inherently addictive and it doesn't mean

Cyclothymia: the Symptoms, Causes and Diagnostic Criteria

By |2020-02-22T17:45:51+03:00November 9th, 2019|Categories: Diseases and Conditions, Health & Wellness, Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , , , |

Cyclothymia, also known as a cyclothymic disorder, is a mental disorder that involves periods of symptoms of depression and periods of symptoms of hypomania. These symptoms, however, are not sufficient to be a major depressive episode or a hypomanic episode. Symptoms must last for more than one or two years. The cause is unknown. Risk factors include a family history of bipolar disorder. Cyclothymia differs from bipolar in that major depression, mania, or hypomania have never occurred. Treatment is generally with counseling and mood stabilizers

White Knight Syndrome or Why You Attract the Wrong People

By |2020-02-22T17:51:50+03:00November 1st, 2019|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing, Relationships, Relationships & Social Life|Tags: , , , |

Maybe there’s a reason why you’re not finding Mr. Right. Maybe it’s the white knight syndrome which causes you to pick the wrong partner. As I think back on my early adulthood, I remember many times when I rescued partners in relationships. I gave them money, in which they wasted, I gave them 100% of my energy, even though I think they probably only gave me less than half of that, and I just couldn’t stop coming to the rescue. This didn’t happen in one

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy: a Powerful Mental Tool

By |2020-02-22T18:17:18+03:00October 22nd, 2019|Categories: Health & Wellness, Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , , , |

Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) is an approach to psychotherapy that uses cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) methods in collaboration with mindfulness meditative practices and similar psychological strategies. It was originally created to be a relapse-prevention treatment for individuals with major depressive disorder (MDD). Focus on MDD and cognitive processes distinguish MBCT from other mindfulness-based therapies. Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR), for example, is a more generalized program that also utilizes the practice of mindfulness. MBSR is a group-intervention program, like MBCT, which uses mindfulness to help improve

What Is the Fight-Flight-Freeze Response and How It Works

By |2020-02-22T18:23:28+03:00October 10th, 2019|Categories: Health & Wellness, Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , , |

Anxiety is something we all experience in some form or another. Sometimes, that anxiety can snowball into the Fight-Flight-Freeze response when faced with very stressful situations. It’s a sort of unavoidable side effect of living – tests, first dates, starting new chapters. These are all things that naturally cause even the best of us a little anxiety at times. Unfortunately for some of us, this anxiety extends beyond the normal realm and into the inconvenient territory. I speak from first-hand, long-term experience when I say