Entries by meridee

Identifying and Coping with “Eco-grief”

Do you find yourself worrying about climate change? Are you constantly thinking about the effects of climate change on the world? Do the increasingly high number of forest fires and extreme weather events worry you? Do you experience genuine grief at the idea that we might be losing a big part of our planet’s ecosystems for good?

How Intimacy and Communication Are Linked

Two hallmark pillars of any healthy relationship are intimacy and communication. If a couple is strong in both of these aspects of their partnership, it’s safe to assume that their relationship is healthy. But why and how are these two factors so important? 

3 Tips To Improve Your Self-Esteem When You Have Anxiety

What comes to mind when you think of anxiety? Most people would answer that question with words like worry, stress, fear, dread, or panic. And they would not be wrong. But how many folks associate low self-esteem with an anxiety disorder? After a little thought, however, the connections become more obvious.

What Is Bipolar Depression?

When discussing or possibly addressing depression, understanding the distinctions is crucial. Everyone gets sad or feels down at times. This is normal and inevitable. Depression, on the other hand, is a diagnosable issue that requires treatment.

What Is The Connection Between Anxiety And ADHD?

As much as we wish they did, our minds and bodies don’t always cooperate with our medical diagnoses. Mental or physical conditions can present in a very similar way and thus, complicate treatment. For example, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and anxiety disorders not only have similar symptoms, but they also occur together at a high rate.

How Is CBT Different Than DBT?

CBT is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. It is a popular and effective form of short-term talk therapy for a wide range of mental health issues and disorders. The focus during CBT treatment is on your distorted thought patterns. Changing them can go a long way in changing what emotions you feel and what behaviors you choose.

What Is DBT Used For?

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is a form of talk therapy. More specifically, it falls under the umbrella of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Thus, both approaches aim to address distorted thought patterns as a way of preventing unhealthy behaviors.

Ways To Lessen Your New Job Jitters

Let’s first state what should be obvious. Everyone feels some jitters when they start a new job. Whether you’re flipping burgers or getting the corner office, it’s a change and changes are a big deal.

Cold Feet? How To Deal With Anxiety Before Your Big Day

It could be a job interview, a big test, giving a speech, a first date, or even your wedding day! You get to decide what is and isn’t a “big deal.” What all of these events have in common is the potential to inspire anxiety. If you’re already struggling with an anxiety disorder, that could go double.