Healthy Coping Skills for Uncomfortable Emotions

Emotion-Focused and Problem-Focused Strategies   Whether you’ve been dumped by your date or you’ve had a rough day at the office, having healthy coping skills can be key to getting through tough times. Coping skills help you tolerate, minimize, and deal with stressful situations in life. Managing your stress well can help you feel better physically and[…]

Is Watching the News Bad for Mental Health?

The media we consume daily has an impact on our thinking, behavior, and emotions. If you’ve fallen into a pattern of regularly watching or listening to the news, the majority of what you’re consuming is likely about the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.   And while staying up to date on local and national news, especially as it relates[…]

Easy Stress Management If You’re Feeling Exhausted

Stress management shouldn’t be stressful. Two of the most-recommended stress management techniques, exercise, and meditation, bring short-term benefits as well as long-term benefits that lead to greater resilience toward stress.   And yet, sometimes when we need stress relief the most—when we’re feeling overwhelmed, frazzled, drained, or anxious—we may feel less inclined to practice some of[…]

The Surprisingly Easy Move That Can Make You Happier and Boost Your Energy Instantly

A simple trick for feeling better and getting more done.   You’ve heard that sitting too much just might kill you, mainly because the lack of movement translates into an increased risk of heart disease, diabetes, and other chronic conditions. To add insult to injury, it turns out that spending your day hunched over a computer[…]

Judging Others Hurts You

Whether silently disapproving or openly criticizing, our instinct to judge other people rears its head in countless ways. Like me, you’ve probably found yourself judging a person’s clothing, or parenting, or driving, or perhaps their lack of discipline, political views, home décor, choice of car, grammar—anything that can be criticized.   It’s eye-opening to start[…]