Intrusive Thoughts: Why We Have Them and How to Stop Them

Intrusive thoughts are unexpected images or thoughts that seem to pop into your head. They’re often strange or distressing. But these thoughts happen to almost everyone from time to time. What are intrusive thoughts? Intrusive thoughts seem to come out of nowhere. These thoughts and images are unwanted and often unpleasant. The content can sometimesContinue reading “Intrusive Thoughts: Why We Have Them and How to Stop Them”

3 Empowering Words to Break Free From a Toxic Relationship

Moving from desperation and self-preservation to an emotionally healthier life. If you are one of the “walking wounded” out there suffering in a toxic relationship, you may feel it is emotionally empty and non-fulfilling. If you’re not sure, these signs may help you clarify your thoughts on whether you’re in such a relationship and howContinue reading “3 Empowering Words to Break Free From a Toxic Relationship”

To the Suicidal Mama Fighting to Stay Alive for Her Kids

Fellow Mama, I see you lying there in bed, trying to will yourself to get up. I know some part of you might wish you hadn’t woken up this morning – that you could fade away into nothingness because it seems a hell of a lot better than dealing with the demons you fight offContinue reading “To the Suicidal Mama Fighting to Stay Alive for Her Kids”

Why are Some People More Angry Than Others?

According to Jerry Deffenbacher, PhD, a psychologist who specializes in anger management, some people really are more “hotheaded” than others are; they get angry more easily and more intensely than the average person does. There are also those who don’t show their anger in loud spectacular ways but are chronically irritable and grumpy. Easily angeredContinue reading “Why are Some People More Angry Than Others?”

Mental Health Tips in the Wake of Trauma

Americans today see reports of shootings, bombings and other violent acts through various social media forums; which can make it feel like this type of violence is occurring more frequently. These horrific acts have caused many on social media to discuss feelings of numbness, sadness and anxiety. In times such as this, it’s important toContinue reading “Mental Health Tips in the Wake of Trauma”