happiness

Practicing Mindfulness to Get Through Your Addiction

Practicing Mindfulness to Get Through Your Addiction

Are you struggling with a drug, alcohol, or behavioral addiction? While you are on your path to sobriety, you’ll probably face unexpected bumps in the road. There may be events or thoughts that trigger your desire to drink or use drugs. No one ever said getting sober is easy, but…

Using Forgiveness as a Vehicle for Inner Peace

Using Forgiveness as a Vehicle for Inner Peace

People are often reluctant to forgive others, or themselves, because they think they have to disregard their pain and emotions. If others have wronged you, or if you hurt others, forgiveness is an important tool in the healing process to help you find inner peace. The first step to forgiveness…

How to Tell People You’re Depressed When Your Life Seems OK

How to Tell People You’re Depressed When Your Life Seems OK

If your life is OK and you are functioning day-to-day but struggling with depression, you’re not alone. Many people who are depressed may be functioning well outwardly, excelling at work or school, maintaining relationships, and carrying on with their social life. But just because your life is going how you…

Can I Benefit from Therapy?

Can I Benefit from Therapy?

Read the statements below and respond with YES or NO to each: Sometimes I have thoughts of self-doubt.  I am in a relationship (friend, family, spouse) that could be better. I wish I was happier and more positive. I find myself feeling stressed or anxious a lot of the time. I…

Your Friends & Family Can’t Be Your Therapist

Your Friends & Family Can’t Be Your Therapist

EVERYONE COULD USE THERAPY A lot of people have this idea that therapy is only for those with depression, phobias, or severe/chronic mental health issues. I’ve heard people say, “I don’t want a therapist to tell me there’s something wrong with me,” and “I don’t need a therapist. I’m not…