Self-care has become somewhat of a buzzword. It’s been gobbled up by marketing companies and brands wanting you to buy their products to “take care” of yourself or feel pampered. Unfortunately, the growth of the word itself has made the core of self-care somewhat confusing.
Recovering from an addiction can be a long and rocky journey. As much as you might want every moment to be smooth and easy, that usually isn’t the case. Real life is still out there, and it’s often filled with difficult situations.
In a previous post, we talked about the effects of childhood emotional neglect and how to recognize it. As an adult, realizing that you dealt with emotional neglect as a child can explain some of the emotional outcomes you’re facing now. For example, if you’re someone who has been [...]
Physical abuse or neglect are, unfortunately, common subjects with childhood abuse. But emotional neglect is less often discussed, even though it can be just as damaging for a child dealing with it. In many cases, emotional neglect can leave lasting scars on a child’s mental state. It’s something that [...]
Mindfulness is a word that gets thrown around a lot lately. While it’s good that people are talking about it, when something becomes a “buzzword,” it can also often be misinterpreted. Mindfulness is more than just meditation, although it’s often used as a form of it or along with [...]
Journaling has many benefits to your overall mental health. It can be especially effective if you have a hard time opening up to others or can’t seem to organize your thoughts verbally.
Expressive therapies are on the rise, and there are plenty of reasons why. What are they, exactly? Expressive therapies focus on different ways to let creativity guide you through the impact of trauma, or even just help with issues like stress, anxiety, or depression. You don’t need to be [...]
The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted almost everyone. The fact that we are still in the throes of it over a year later is a clear indicator of exactly how impactful it has been. In fact, now health experts are focusing their attention on a different sort of pandemic caused [...]
When you’re a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP), everyday situations can overwhelm you. Not only do you take on the feelings of others, but you might also struggle with sensory issues. As an HSP, everything from loud noise, crowds, and even feeling rushed in whatever you’re doing can cause you to become anxious.
There are many factors that can play into addiction as an adult. Sometimes, it’s your environment. Other times it’s your current life situation.