Neurodiversity refers to the idea that people experience and interact with the world in many different ways.
Self-criticism is a common challenge that many of us experience, and learning to recognize and overcome self-criticism is possible. Our self-critical thoughts can be debilitating and impact our sense of well-being. Often, self-criticism can even dictate our behaviors and life choices. So what causes self-criticism? There are many ways that self-critical thoughts can develop and […]
As the new year began, many of us made resolutions that typically involved making behavioral changes, such as resolving to lose weight or exercise more often. Despite our best efforts, it’s not uncommon to have difficulties staying with our resolutions, and we may quickly find ourselves abandoning them altogether. Instead of making New Year’s resolutions, […]
Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are negative occurrences in a child’s life that can have a long-lasting impact on health and well-being. They can disrupt neurodevelopment, causing social, emotional, and cognitive impairment. ACEs can also lead to medical and mental health difficulties, including early death. It’s not uncommon to experience ACEs in childhood, so in this article, we discuss what ACEs are and how to best overcome them.
(PLUS TIPS FOR A GOOD NIGHT’S REST) Sleep and mental health are closely connected. Sleep deprivation affects your mental health and can leave you feeling exhausted, irritable, and distressed. Poor sleep quality, insomnia, disturbed sleep—we call it many names—but the results are the same, and the ongoing lack of restful sleep can be detrimental to […]
Learning strategies for managing hypoarousal can help you more effectively respond to stress, improve your capacity for emotional self-regulation, and expand your window of tolerance. When we are in our window of tolerance—or optimal zone—we can respond to life’s demands and challenges with the ability to remain calm, think clearly, and successfully accomplish our day-to-day activities. […]