The Beauty In Grief

Find Beauty In the Grief

Article At Glance: Grief brings complex, complicated emotions after losing a loved one. The pain of grief returns intensely, realizing grief becomes a lasting part of life that changes over time. Accepting the love, finding comfort in happy memories, and grief’s emotions allows finding beauty alongside deep sadness after loss. Embracing the Bittersweet Reflections of […]

The Importance of Holistic Wellness in Mood Management [2023]

Therapy For Mental Health

Something  that has been missing in many discussions regarding mental health is thinking of wellness as a holistic concept. Being well, to me, involves various systems that work in tandem with one another to help promote living your life to your fullest potential. One system can’t do all the work to achieve wellness. The systems […]

My Journey of Leaving Social Media: Three Steps So You Can Do It Too [2023]

Steps You can Do To Leave Social Media

Article At Glance: Social media provides superficial validation and connection. Leaving initially feels difficult but allows for building genuine relationships. Replace with personal bonds, skills/passions, and aligned communities. Transition requires patience but leads to authenticity and freedom. Hello everyone, I’m a Millennial. It’s hard to admit, but it’s true. Don’t like the word; don’t like […]

Why Am I So Triggered By This Person I Love? How to Garner Compassion and Move Past Big Reactions, Anger, and Projection [2023]

How To Garner Compassion And Move Past Big Reactions, Anger, And Projection

Article At Glance: Some individuals provoke intense adverse reactions, resulting in tension and conflicts, especially with those close to us. Strong reactions often come from traits we dislike in ourselves. Reflecting on these traits is crucial to resolving internal conflicts. Identify bothersome traits, recall when you’ve felt the same, show compassion for all, and use […]

Feeling Hopeless: Ways to Beat Feeling Hopeless Now [2023]

When Will It End?

Do you want to overcome the feeling of hopelessness? This therapist-approved article will give you the top strategies to overcome hopelessness and feel like yourself again. Similar to the way we experience many emotions, we all have different subjective experiences of hopelessness. We also may have felt hopeless in different ways throughout the course of […]

Who am I? 5 Steps to Finding Identity During COVID-19 [2023]

Find Your Identity During Covid-19 With Best Therapies

Picture this:  The masses of Chicago fight through their bitter (potentially smelly–looking at you CTA) commute. At work, they put in long hours under high anxiety, before limping home to their relationships and families. Things with their families are awkward, as they know their relationships need help, but they never seem to have “time” to […]

Lions and Nomads: How to Cultivate Resilience in Trying Times [2023]

Lion

So let’s all admit it; things have been tough. Really tough. Between major competing crises (racial justice, economic destruction, political unrest), we have all had to muster up more resilience inside of us than we may have thought was possible. Daily, the New York Times reminds me of the crises that continue to rage on. […]

Social Isolation: How to Avoid the Painful Effects of Social Isolation [2023]

How To Avoid The Painful Effects Of Social Isolation

Article At Glance: Social isolation risks depression, illness, and reduced lifespan. Accept reality and recognize societal factors enabling isolation. Think creatively to improve connections. Listen to inner wisdom, understand needs, assess skills, and identify obstacles to engagement. Seek support if feeling extremely isolated, whether from communities, loved ones, hotlines, or professional help. Are you wondering […]