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6 Signs You’re Burnt Out, Not Lazy

There’s actually a lot of overlap between laziness and burnout that can make it difficult to differentiate between the two. Burnout is defined as “a negative state of emotional, physical, and mental exhaustion caused by excessive stress and an inability to cope with it.” To educate ourselves and better understand the nature of burnout, especially when we ourselves are at risk, here are a few tell-tale signs that what you’re experiencing right now isn’t actually laziness, but burnout.

6 Signs You Are Subconsciously Depressed

Do you ever wonder if you’re actually depressed without consciously knowing it? Many people go through life and feel a lingering sadness that never seems to improve. While you can still function as a healthy person would, you may fail to recognize how depression may manifest in other, more insidious, and hidden ways.  

Emotional Cut Off's and False Individuality

Why are emotional cut offs within a family so problematic? How do they affect our functioning with our family and other relationships? Jerry Wise and Yitz Goldberg explore these dynamics with personal stories and Bowen/Friedman/Titelman theory. Jerry Wise, life and relationship coach, and Yitz Goldberg, social worker and relationship coach, discuss the importance of understanding emotional cut offs and false individuality.  

Building Resources in Trauma Treatment

When doing trauma work in therapy (especially EMDR) it's important to stay present to give our brain another chance to process what we went through. In fact, in EMDR we know that it doesn't work if we are dissociated or overwhelmed, so we are going to have to have coping skills (otherwise known as resources) to help keep us present. In today's video, Dr. Alexa Altman walks us through what types of resources we need when preparing to do EMDR, and how she helps her patients get ready to reprocess

Pills or Therapy? What is best for you?

The advent of medication to treat mental illness from the 1950s onwards has had untold benefits, enabling countless numbers of us to manage the symptoms of our unwellness. Yet pills can never ‘cure’ us on their own: they must be married with therapeutic treatments to be lastingly effective.  

How to Create the Life You Want, One Small Change at a Time

In this section we’re going to talk about how to create the life you want. But before we do that, let's talk about the big picture of how to create change.  We create our happiness in a gradual, choice-based approach. We create power to choose through careful emotional processing. When we process emotions, we are no longer reactive to them. The tiny choices we make over and over create our character, influence our mood, and determine our quality of life. When those choices involve emotion p

The Fear of Missing Out (FOMO) | Ways to Shut it Down

Desire can be a significant hindrance to living a purposeful and tranquil life. As soon as we want something, we fall into a state of lack, and we feel restless. And the obvious way out is to fulfill that desire so that we can feel content and happy again. A much-discussed phenomenon in the current age that arouses such restlessness and lack is the so-called fear of missing out, also abridged as FOMO.  

8 Types Of Depression You Should Know

Depression is the most commonly diagnosed mental health condition. The signs of depression are often hard to spot. But, did you know that the term “depression” can refer to multiple different diagnoses? Major depressive disorder, persistent depressive disorder, bipolar disorder, seasonal affective disorder, premenstrual dysphoric disorder, atypical depression, and psychotic depression are some of the few that we discuss.  

Elder abuse can happen to anyone, even your parents. How to prevent it.

Elder crime is shockingly prevalent: one in ten adults over 60 will be abused in their lifetime. It could be physical abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, or neglect. Often at the hands of family members. Every day, seniors fall prey to fraud & financial abuse. They’ve spent decades carefully saving, only to have their nest egg wiped out, sometimes in hours. It’s a low-risk crime, it’s lucrative, and it’s often unreported. Senior Deputy District Attorney Jane Walsh explains how the legal sy

The Freedom Of Admitting Your Mental Health Issues

Recently there have been several high profile people who have spoken openly about personal mental health issues. Dr. Les Carter weighs in on the futility of living behind a carefully crafted False Self, and furthermore discusses the utter hypocrisy of judging those who have struggled. There is freedom when anyone among us can authentically say, "I'm human, this is me."  

6 Signs You're Living in a TOXIC Environment

Are you in an environment that is so dysfunctional they become toxic? A toxic family is one that thrives on behaviors and relationships which infiltrate negativity into every part of your life. Becoming detrimental to mental, emotional, and even physical health. Here are a few telling factors of a toxic environment.  

What is Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria?

Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria (RSD): what is it and how can we deal with it? No one enjoys being rejected; it’s upsetting, and can be emotionally painful. But most of us are able to recover from rejection fairly quickly, without having it affect our other relationships or our mental health. We can lean on friends and family, and our stock pile of resilience to get us through.  
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