Lifestyle habits can have a strong influence on your amygdala. If you engage in regular aerobic exercise, especially exercise that uses large muscle groups, the positive effects on both your amygdala and your cortex can help improve your mood. Regular aerobic exercise can also improve your brain's neuroplasticity, making both your amygdala and your cortex … Continue reading Exercise, Sleep, and Anxiety: Rewire your brain
"Finish Stronger" Finishing stronger is one of my unspoken daily goals. It's not written on a to-do list, but it is in the back of my mind. At the end of the day, I feel satisfied with my accomplishments. "Finish Stronger" is a part of a growth mindset. I aim to finish my day or … Continue reading Will You Finish Stronger Today?
I wasn't always good at weight lifting, I enjoyed it, and knew that it played an important role in my health, but it can be difficult to stick with something until you are good at it. Over the years, I stuck with it, and then I wouldn't, and then I'd get back into it... I … Continue reading How to follow through when you’re not automatically good at something
In this article, you will learn about grief, symptoms, and questions to ask yourself as you go through grief. There are five helpful resources for grieving parents, families and healing professionals: The Miscarriage Map Workbook; Pregnancy and Infant Loss at UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital; Pittsburgh Bereavement Doulas; David Kessler's (grief expert) teachings; Healing Reflections for a … Continue reading How to Grieve the Loss of a Child
Have you ever felt disorganized, overwhelmed, and unsure of how you are going to accomplish everything in your week? Utilizing a visualization strategy can help. They allow us to see a detailed, bigger picture. Visualizations can also improve our awareness, ways we problem solve, and builds our consistency to follow through on plans and tasks. … Continue reading Visualize How to Accomplish Tasks Throughout Your Week
Living with anxiety can be challenging and overwhelming. In this article, you will learn about the anxious brain, why it assumes the worst, and examples of the kinds of thoughts that we have when we are feeling anxious. Statements to cope with the emotion itself. The difference between negative thoughts and disempowering ones. Lastly, small … Continue reading The Anxious Brain, Worry Time, Disempowering Thoughts, and Anxiety Management
Transition means change, and change is constant. When life asks us to transition, it is asking us to reexamine our current situation, and then to grow. We must continue to develop and grow. Transitions are challenging to us, but are also beneficial. Adjusting to change can be highly stressful and sometimes we experience symptoms of … Continue reading Get Through Life’s Difficult Transitions
Check out this list of supportive mental health rituals. Are you already doing any of these? If these are new to you, choose any two and begin to add them into your daily routine. While completing a ritual, take a mindfulness approach and practice being aware and non-judgmental in the present moment. Acknowledge and absorb … Continue reading Everyday Mental Health Rituals
Why don’t we take a shot? We miss opportunities in life when we pass on them. This can be at work, like if we decide to stay quiet in a meeting because you question whether or not what you have to say is valuable information. What if what you have to say is more valuable … Continue reading Why Don’t We Take a Shot?
Are you looking for affordable mental health care? About Open Path THERAPY WITHIN REACH means affordable and empathetic care for people and families in need. If you cannot afford current market rates for therapy or if you lack adequate healthinsurance coverage, Open Path is there for you. Their sliding scale rates—$40-70 per session—allow clients access … Continue reading Open Path Psychotherapy Collective – Affordable mental health services