A Brief Look at the Brain Affected by Trauma

  Research has unveiled the brain changes and functions that occur when a person experiences the longer-term effects of trauma. Trauma is experienced when the flight or fight reaction is prolonged as the result of a very disturbing or scary occurrence such as a...

Fixed Versus Growth Mindset

There are two main beliefs about intelligence, abilities, and resilience: growth and fixed. A fixed mindset is a belief that intelligence and talent are fixed and innate. You are either born with it or not. People are viewed as competition rather than inspiration....

Grounding Techniques

During times of stress and distress, it is not uncommon for our thoughts to focus either on replaying past events, or reviewing future possibilities. With our mind in the past or on the future, the level of distress we are experiencing can increase and build. During...

The Online Life: How Much is Too Much?

During the pandemic, some people tried to minimize infection risk through online shopping, telemedicine and virtual events. But spending too much time online can compromise your mental well-being.  Many people use social platforms to reach out to others. However, if...

Spirituality

I believe we were all given a purpose, which was assigned to us at birth. I believe some people were meant to do great things while others were chosen to make this world interesting. I do believe in good and bad as I believe there is a heaven and hell. Also, I believe...

Climate Change and Mental Health

The negative impact of climate change is a growing global concern and rightly so. There is strong scientific consensus that human activity is the cause. Burning fossil fuels traps heat in the atmosphere causing the Earth’s temperature to rise, a phenomenon known as...

Empty Nest

Parents spend a tremendous amount of time planning and preparing their children for college, from college tours to trunk parties, it can feel like a part time job. Moms and dads sport the parent wear proudly, but this is the part that gets posted on social media and...