Health

Staying Hopeful

Your brain is hardwired to hone in on negativity and fear. While that might not make much sense now, it does for our ancestors. They needed to survive, and the only way for the species to last was to be proactive about danger. Unfortunately for you (and me), our primal instincts refuse to leave.We are all guilty of negativity bias, it...

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Top Tips To Limiting Negative Self Talk

Most people have dealt with some sort of negativity their entire lives. Negative experiences start during childhood and continue throughout our adult lives. This is a normal part of life that we all deal with. Too often though, our thoughts become negative as well. Even more troubling is when we start talking to ourselves in a negative manner. This negative self-talk...

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What Not to Do When Life is Hard

Don’t fall into blaming The first thing we typically do when something goes wrong is to blame. We blame others or ourselves, depending on the situation but blaming does no good whatsoever. It’s a waste of energy and keeps us focused on the problem, not the solution. Notice when you feel you want to blame or self-judge and come back to how...

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How Trauma Affects Your Physical Body

Regan was bullied in middle school because she walked with a limp. For years, she endured the jeers and cruelty of her classmates. As she got older, she thought she’d left behind the trauma of being bullied. But when she opened her business, she had trouble getting any traction. She’d talk to potential clients but she couldn’t seem to get the sale....

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What is Hope and Why Does it Matter?

Hope is one of those things that people don’t always understand well, though oddly enough, we all need it to live a happy, healthy life. After all, hope is what helps you see your situation and then shows you the way out.   What is hope?   According to the dictionary, hope is “a feeling of expectation and desire for a certain thing to happen.”...

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8 Things to Remember When Going Through Major Life Transitions

  You may have heard each of these more than once before, but they have a whole new meaning when you are going through a major life transition and it feels like everything's falling apart.   You aren’t alone - Everyone goes through challenging times, they just don’t tend to advertise it. You can rest assured that your friends and family understand your feelings...

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The First 5 Things to Do After a Life-Altering Event

No one escapes a major life change nor do they go through life without a life-altering event. It is painful to know that you’ve lost something you aren’t sure you can live without. Whether it’s a job, a relationship, a body part or something else entirely, there are things you can and should do after experiencing a major loss.   Let go of...

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