The Importance of Emotional Validation

Each day, human beings experience a vast range of positive and negative emotions. However, when we feel we need to hide these emotions from others around us, it can lead to breakdowns in communication, identity insecurity, and depression. Because of this, it is essential to practice and receive emotional validation from those around you.  What… Continue reading The Importance of Emotional Validation

Is It Stress or Something More Serious?

Stress is something we all experience, which makes it difficult to recognize when what what you’re experiencing goes beyond stress. This is especially true because we all react to stress in slightly different ways. Stress is normal to an extent. It helps us meet work deadlines, keep track of family obligations, and be prepared for… Continue reading Is It Stress or Something More Serious?

How a Smile Can Change Your Brain Chemistry

It’s said that a smile can light up a room, but did you know certain circuits in your brain also “light up” when you grin? As it turns out, there’s an intriguing relationship between the expression on your face and the mood you’re experiencing—one that, to some degree, can be “hacked” to help elevate your… Continue reading How a Smile Can Change Your Brain Chemistry

Mental Health Tips for Working From Home

Working from home has many benefits, but for those struggling with their mental health, it may present some unique challenges.  At-home jobs can be isolating when you don’t have the opportunity to regularly engage with coworkers or peers. You can feel as though you aren’t grasping the daily tasks associated with your role, lacking connection,… Continue reading Mental Health Tips for Working From Home

Overcoming Self-Sabotage

Self-sabotage happens when someone participates in one or more behaviors that undermine their wellbeing and success. From procrastination to stress eating, self-sabotaging behaviors take many forms and affect countless people. The root cause of self-sabotage often varies from person to person. Some people engage in self-sabotage from a short-term lack of self-esteem, while more extreme… Continue reading Overcoming Self-Sabotage

Ways to Keep Your Brain Healthy

Research indicates that brain function tends to decline with age, but it also shows that measures can be taken to reduce this decline. Here are some simple lifestyle changes that can help preserve your mind as you age. Eat better Your brain is a high-power organ, and the fuel you feed it makes a big… Continue reading Ways to Keep Your Brain Healthy

How to Protect Yourself From Empathy Burnout

Empathy is the glue that holds humanity together. Through it, we’re able to feel concern for people we’ve never met, help address social issues that don’t affect us personally, and go out of our way to take action that creates widespread change. Unfortunately, research by the American Psychological Association reveals that many young people self-report… Continue reading How to Protect Yourself From Empathy Burnout

What Impacts Productivity?

A person’s quality of life largely depends on their ability to be productive. Whether it’s meeting quotas at work, completing assignments for school, or tending to chores around the house, life demands we get things done.  Unfortunately, productivity isn’t a switch we can simply flip on. Instead, there are numerous factors—both internal and external—that impact… Continue reading What Impacts Productivity?

Morning Habits for a More Positive and Productive Day

Research suggests that your mood in the morning affects your performance throughout the entire day. Therefore, a set of mood-lifting morning habits can help ensure you start and finish your day on a positive note. Here are some excellent habits for making the most out of your mornings. Resist reaching for your phone According to… Continue reading Morning Habits for a More Positive and Productive Day

Dealing with Disappointment

Sometimes life doesn’t go as planned. When we face disappointment, a flurry of emotions can follow such as sadness, anger, stress, and even self-doubt. While those aren’t easy feelings to sit with, there are healthy ways to cope with disappointment. Acknowledge how you feel It’s important not to dwell on negative thoughts, but it is… Continue reading Dealing with Disappointment