Tag: Mental Health and Wellness

Families Impacted by Schizophrenia

Two guests join us. The first is Chrisa Hickey, who is the mother of an adult son with schizophrenia and started an online site for parents of children who have a severe mental illness. The other guest, interviewed by co-host Gabe Howard, is Janel Star Withers, mother of host Rachel Star Withers. Janel shares her […]

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If You Don’t Have Enough Time, This Can Help

This is certainly valid. You likely have a long to-do list and many responsibilities. You likely could use an additional hour—or 5 each day. But what’s also true is that we could benefit from becoming more intentional and ruthless with our time. We could benefit from paying closer attention to what’s actually going on. Because […]

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Podcast: Children’s Treatment for Mental Health Issues

Today’s guest is Okpara Rice, CEO of Tanager Place, a mental health facility for children in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.  Unlike adults, children are not in control of their own environment, and anything that affects a child will affect their families, and vice versa.  So, what is the best way to help these kids?  Join us […]

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When Your Job Requires Brilliant Ideas, But Brainstorming Feels Like Pulling Teeth

Maybe you’re a writer, speaker, designer, artist, podcast host, publicist, teacher, researcher, or entrepreneur. Either way, idea generation is a priority in your position. And, unfortunately, you feel utterly and completely uninspired. Mary Potter Kenyon, an author, certified grief counselor, and program coordinator at the Shalom Spirituality Center, typically feels uninspired when she’s tired or […]

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7 Realistic Ways to Look on the Bright Side—Which Don’t Feel Fake or Forced

However, as psychotherapist Genesis Games, LMHC, pointed out, “Looking at the bright side is not negating the pain, hurt, and despair. Some situations are truly heartbreaking and beyond difficult.” Rather, it’s about not letting painful or traumatic experiences define us and negatively shape our lives, said Games, who specializes in working with individuals, couples, and […]

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Nearing Burnout? 9 Ways to Stave Off Exhaustion

A lot of things—and people—are starting to grate on your nerves. You’re easily triggered. Life is feeling too loud. Your perspective is becoming pessimistic. And you just want to be left alone. You’re nearing burnout, and you know it. Maybe you aren’t showing all these signs. Maybe you’re showing several. But either way, you’re frustrated […]

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When Your Mind Keeps Telling You You’re a Failure

Or maybe you can’t get over a recent (or past) failure. You failed an important final or an exam for your new career. You didn’t get a job you really wanted, or the promotion you worked really hard for. You gave a mediocre, maybe even embarrassing, speech. And somehow that failed performance turned into I […]

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New Research on the Benefits of Informal Meditation Practice: Taking Meditation Off the Cushion and Into Our Lives

It struck me how rare it is to see someone pause in the midst of the busyness of their day and savor the moment in this way.  It also surprised me that in all of my times back and forth to the gym I had never once noticed this little patch of nature.   Consider these […]

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Podcast: Learn to Live with Anxiety, Stress, and Worry

Today we are joined by Dr. Russell Morfitt, co-founder of LearntoLive.com.  Dr. Morfitt explains the differences between stress, worry, anxiety, social anxiety, and panic, and tell us how using the techniques of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) can be life changing.  The Learn to Live program is designed to teach CBT skills online to anxiety sufferers, […]

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How to Add More Joy to Your Days

Sometimes, we can get so swept up in the daily hustle that we forget to ask ourselves this question—and we have no idea about the answer. According to therapist Lynn Zakeri, LCSW, “joy is found in different ways by different people.” She defines joy as “better than feeling good,” and “better than fun.” It’s forgetting […]

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How to Make Time for the Things You Really Want to Do

So, if we barely have enough time to do the things we really need to do, how the heck will we have time for the things we really want to do? Below are eight tips to answer that very question. Forget the traditional to-do list. According to Holly Reisem Hanna, creator of The Work at […]

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Podcast: Online Teen Therapy: Everything You Need to Know

In today’s episode, we speak with Haesue Jo, Clinical Support Lead for a large online therapy website, about their new offering for teens and adolescents.  On-line therapy is a novel idea for many — and prompts a lot of questions.  How does on-line counseling work for adolescents?  Are there a lot of differences between the […]

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5 Mindful Exercises to Ignite and Deepen Your Creativity

You also might feel like your imagination is currently non-existent. You feel blocked or drained. Or maybe the frenetic pace of your days seems to stifle your creativity. In all that going and doing, your mind remains rigid and hyper-focused on your to-do list. But we don’t need to spend hours walking in the woods […]

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Suicide Rates Are Rising, But Nobody Really Knows Why

So why this significant rise in the suicide rate? Thoughts of suicide are usually a serious, often un-diagnosed symptom of clinical depression. For some, these thoughts turn into devising a plan and even making an attempt. People who die by suicide are usually suffering from depression and aren’t getting adequate — or in some cases, […]

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Teens & Privacy: Everything Online or in an App Can Last Forever

Kyle Kashuv Doesn’t Go to Harvard University Kyle Kashuv, like many teens at 16, engaged in a conversation with his friends in a Google Doc where he typed racist words in order to get a rise out of his friends. This sort of exchange is meant to see who can one-up the next friend by […]

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Free Live Webinar: Breaking Free from Perfectionism (Ignore that Voice in Your Head!)

What you can look forward to learning: 1) The ten characteristics of perfectly hidden depression (when perfectionism is masking depression). 2) Three forms of perfectionism and which one is the most dangerous. 3) How to discover the shaming inner voice (She calls hers “Bob”) that keeps you silent. 4) How to identify and question the […]

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Strategies for Staying Focused at Work When There’s Stress at Home

Either way, focusing at work is becoming increasingly difficult. And you’re becoming increasingly frustrated—namely at yourself. Why can’t I get it together? I’m such an idiot. Seriously. I’m being ridiculous—and weak. But having a hard time with focusing is absolutely understandable. “You may have heard the expression, ‘everywhere you go, there you are,’” said Austin […]

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8 Ways to Write Away Your Worries

Lynn R. Zakeri’s clients tend to worry about money and relationships. They tend to worry whether their kids are OK and whether they’re good enough. They tend to think “I have too much to do and not enough time,” or, the reverse: “I should be doing so much more than I am currently doing,” said Zakeri, […]

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Benefits of Therapy You Probably Didn’t Know About

In other words, therapy offers a broad array of benefits for all of us, whatever our circumstances, conditions, and concerns. Below, you’ll learn about four of these—often glossed over, forgotten about, not widely known—key benefits. Therapy can reduce physical symptoms and boost your physical health. According to Brooke Lewis, PsyD., RCC, a registered clinical counsellor […]

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8 Creative Activities to Discover Your Values

Similarly, when Selig doesn’t know which direction to go, she noted that her values guide her. “They are an essential touchstone, reminding me of who I am and how I want to live my life.” “When aligning with our values we tend to feel more energetic, positive, and live with clarity,” Roizen said. On the […]

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