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 influence our lives. Typically, there’s… Read More
Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood. - MentalHealth.org
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, setting intentions can be a… Read More
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.