12 Types of Cognitive Distortions

Cognitive distortions are irrational thoughts that can trigger our emotions. Everyone experiences cognitive distortions, but after a certain degree of experiencing them, they can become harmful. You might have heard the phrase, “you are what you think,” or the quote by Henry Ford, “whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right.” Our … Continue reading 12 Types of Cognitive Distortions

Healthy habit building tip: stay hydrated to reduce stress, anxiety and depression

One healthy habit that I've been working on is staying hydrated. I'll admit, I'm not the best at remembering to drink water, but I do try. Over the past few months, I've been filling a cup up with water and taking it to bed with me. I set it on my night stand. When I … Continue reading Healthy habit building tip: stay hydrated to reduce stress, anxiety and depression

Live Now and Lift Your Spirits with “High Hopes”

High Hopes by Patrick Lindsay is a book that contains simple suggestions, supported by quotes of wisdom. It encourages us to slow down and make small changes. To live moment by moment. We have the power to change our lives. I love this little book for myself and the people I work with. "Live NowRefuse … Continue reading Live Now and Lift Your Spirits with “High Hopes”

Depression – When and Where to Reach Out

Whetstone Ridge Trail, VA If you need support with depression, reach out to a counselor, don't hesitate. Asking for help can be really, really hard. People who live with depression (major depressive disorder) may feel alone, making it harder to reach out. PsychCentral has an article on 10 Ways to Ask for Help When Depressed. … Continue reading Depression – When and Where to Reach Out

How to Take Care of Your Emotional Health During a Disaster

Information from the CDC on taking care of your emotional health during a disaster.A few steps that you can follow: Take care of your body. Connect with others. Take breaks. Stay informed. Avoid too much exposure to the news. Seek help when needed. Common signs of distress to look for: Feelings of numbness, disbelief, anxiety … Continue reading How to Take Care of Your Emotional Health During a Disaster