How to Heal Hurt Feelings

When someone is comfortable enough to share their hurt feelings, it’s important to be there for them, but it may be difficult to know what to say. Every situation is different, but being present, listening, and responding with empathy is a good place to start. Be a good listener Don’t immediately steer the conversation toward… Continue reading How to Heal Hurt Feelings

Raising Kind Kids

Being kind can provide a huge boost to someone’s mental health, confidence, and sense of purpose. That’s why it’s important to talk to children about kindness from a young age so they can make a positive impact in the world and on their own well-being.  Here are some ways to communicate the importance of kindness… Continue reading Raising Kind Kids

Handling Conflict at Work

When you’re in a workplace with people that have different personalities, expectations, and opinions, interpersonal conflict is bound to occur. Each week, employees in the United States spend almost three hours each week involved in conflict, and this can create stress, reduce productivity and negatively impact job satisfaction.  Here are some ways to address conflict… Continue reading Handling Conflict at Work

How to Support Someone When They Come Out

Whether you are part of the LGBTQ+ community or you’re an ally, people who share their gender identity or sexuality with you need your unwavering support in return.  LGBTQ+ people experience higher rates of mental illness and suicide than their straight or cisgender peers. Forty percent of trans people have attempted suicide compared to 5%… Continue reading How to Support Someone When They Come Out

10 Things You Can Do to Support Someone’s Recovery Journey

You may know someone fighting addiction while working through their recovery journey. You want to help, but you aren’t sure if you should. And if you did, where would you start? Here are ten things to help you support someone through their recovery journey. Being there You may not always be asked to help, and… Continue reading 10 Things You Can Do to Support Someone’s Recovery Journey

Starting Conversations About Burnout

It can be hard to talk about burnout. If you’re struggling, you may worry you’ll come off as a complainer. If you notice the signs of burnout in a coworker or loved one, you may worry they’ll think you’re criticizing their ability to juggle life’s challenges and demands. But isn’t your mental health and the… Continue reading Starting Conversations About Burnout

Drawing Boundaries at Work

Work seems to consume so much of our life. From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., you’re tuned into the needs of your boss and the responsibilities of your role. But what happens when those demands occupy your mind at 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. or on Saturdays and holidays?  Setting clear boundaries at work will… Continue reading Drawing Boundaries at Work

Drawing Boundaries at Home

Finding a work-life balance doesn’t mean just drawing boundaries at work. Making your home a safe space that is free from stress can also help prevent burnout. Whether it’s a roommate, a partner, or a small army of children, the people you live with are important to you, so it’s just as important to draw… Continue reading Drawing Boundaries at Home

How to Love Someone with a Mental Illness

Watching someone you love suffer from mental illness can be a heartbreaking challenge. But there are many ways to mitigate their illness in your relationship while supporting them throughout their journey.  Here are just a few things to keep in mind when you love someone with a mental illness. Understand their illness Sometimes symptoms feel… Continue reading How to Love Someone with a Mental Illness

5 Ways Love is Good for Your Mental and Physical Health

Whether romantic or platonic, love has a positive effect on our mental and physical health. Spending time with loved ones and growing relationships can make you happier, less stressed, less anxious, and more self-aware. As an added bonus, these special bonds can even lengthen your lifespan.  Love makes you happy When spending time with a… Continue reading 5 Ways Love is Good for Your Mental and Physical Health