Build Your Resilience

Ever wonder why some people are able to remain positive in a crisis, while others seem to fall apart when they lose their wallet?The key is resilience—the ability to adapt to change and cope with difficult situations, uncertainty and disappointment. It helps people rebound after a loss, so they can move forward and ultimately thrive. At the end of the day, …

Celebrity Deaths & Communal Mourning

Most of us know exactly where we were and what we were doing when we learned that a beloved public figure had died. A half-century ago, our parents and grandparents learned about President Kennedy’s death at 2:38 p.m. on November 22, 1963, when Walter Cronkite delivered the devastating news on network television. Decades later, many of us may have been taking a …

Self Care Strategies

You can’t always control the circumstances that life throws your way, but you can control how well you take care of yourself. Taking proper care of your body, soul and mind can keep you in optimum shape for handling stress. The following are some important basic self care strategies that can keep you functioning well and ready for life’s challenges. http://stress.about.com/od/lowstresslifestyle/tp/self_care.htm

Understanding Depression

Depression is a condition that makes you feel unenthusiastic toward life. Unlike a physical disorder, depression affects your emotional health and makes you feel sad. Depression can be an outcome of serious health problems or it can be caused by loneliness, or other factors. No matter what your reason is, depression can have drastic effects on your health and well-being. Therefore, …

November Book Recommendation

Mind Over Mood Discover simple yet powerful steps you can take to overcome emotional distress–and feel happier, calmer, and more confident. This life-changing book has already helped more than 1,000,000 readers use cognitive-behavioral therapy–one of today’s most effective forms of psychotherapy–to conquer depression, anxiety, panic attacks, anger, guilt, shame, low self-esteem, eating disorders, substance abuse, and relationship problems. Revised and …

Can Hugging Help us Heal?

Today, neuroscientists have learned that when humans get emotionally upset, our bodies react to manage the increased energy. These physical reactions bring discomfort at best and at worst are unbearable. What can we do to obtain immediate help when we are distressed so that we don’t have to resort to superficial balms like drugs or psychological mechanisms like repression? What …