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resilience

New Strategies for Boosting Your Resilience and Well-Being

When uncertainty surrounds you and makes you second-guess every decision you make, it can wear you down if you lack the resilience to deal with life’s challenges. How can you actively work on building your resilience and improving your mental well-being – especially amid the upheaval that has characterized...


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How to Help a Loved One With Depression

Witnessing a loved one’s battle with depression can be heartbreaking. You may feel powerless to help them rise above their mental health challenges and reclaim their life from this disorder. If you’re concerned that depression is robbing someone you care about of joy, here are five proactive tips for...


work anxiety

4 Ways to Cope With Work Anxiety

Every job comes with some amount of stress, but extreme work anxiety can severely disrupt your life, including the quality of your work and your relationships with colleagues. If your worries about your job are starting to spill over into your free time and have caused you to dread...


mental health awareness

Observing Mental Illness Awareness Week

At any given time, millions of Americans are struggling with mental health issues such as depression, bipolar disorder and PTSD. Mental Health America has designated Oct. 4-10 as Mental Illness Awareness Week – seven days dedicated to promoting action around major mental health conditions and the impact they can...


social anxiety during online meetings

Tips for Coping With Social Anxiety in Virtual Meetings

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us didn’t rely on video chat routinely, though tools such as Skype and FaceTime have been around for so long. But when our world changed seemingly overnight, these apps became part of people’s daily routine. Now, you might find yourself having to adapt...


owning your feelings

How to Take Ownership of Your Feelings

Managing your response to others’ behavior is an essential part of personal growth and healthy relationships. People who develop the skill of identifying and labeling their feelings are less likely to engage in destructive behaviors like substance abuse or self-harm, and more likely to have a positive outlook on...


physical and mental health

The Link Between Physical and Mental Health

August is the 21st annual Happiness Happens Month, which means trying to do at least one thing each day that spreads joy to others, while making you happy. There’s no shortage of health advice in this world, but most of it focuses exclusively on physical health, not how to...


mental hygiene

Practicing Mental Hygiene During COVID-19

Everyone copes with stress differently, but there’s no doubt we’re living through a uniquely traumatic time in our lives. Worrying about what can happen in this rapidly changing world can be overwhelming. Social distancing measures, while necessary to avoid spreading the coronavirus, can make people feel isolated and worsen...


work addiction

Work Addiction: The Crisis Nobody Is Talking About

Working tirelessly to earn promotions and the respect of your peers is a uniquely American concept. The U.S. has become the most overworked developed nation in the world, with the majority of people working more than 40 hours a week to stay competitive. This phenomenon has resulted in thousands...


neuroplasticity

How the Brain Can Heal Itself After Addiction

Think of a time when you had to learn a new skill, such as tying your shoes, typing or driving a car. At first, those activities were probably challenging for you because the fine motor skills you need to do them weren’t in place yet. Now, though, you can...