Practical strategies to facilitate optimism and bring positivity into your everyday life.Read More
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The PERMA Model
This is the first part of a two part post on increasing happiness through Dr. Seligmen's PERMA model. Part 2 will focus on strategies on how to put these 5 happiness pillars into practice. Each of these pillars facilitate happiness by making small changes in your everyday life, or reflecting on the positivity that is already there.Read More
Increased self-love leads to increased productivity, motivation, feelings of fulfillment, seeking positive social companions, and utilization of healthy coping mechanisms. Unsurprisingly, as you work on improving your self-love, it will also improve self-esteem.
The holidays are supposed to be joyous - so it can be even harder to talk about depression and anxiety at this timeRead More
We love getting the most bang for our buck, so we want you to have to have the same in your counseling. Going to counseling in San Diego takes courage. It can be difficult to address the problems you are struggling with and open up to a therapist. It costs you time, energy, and money. It is important to maximize what you get out of the therapy, so you get maximum reward. This means not only the time you are with the therapist, but the time in between sessions.Read More
Sometimes it can be hard to identify what you're feeling. You can tell something is up but you don't quite know why. This can lead us into a heightened state, and sometimes with no resolution. Emotions are strongly connected to physical sensations and learning to be able to listen to your body will help you better name and understand your emotions, and ultimately better understand yourself.
Eat your GRAPES
Self-care is incredibly beneficial to our well-being, yet with the hustle and bustle of life, it's easy to put it on the back burner. When "eating your GRAPES", or doing anything, is the last thing we want, it is usually when we need it the most.Read More
3 Things to incorporate into your daily routine
Sometimes we put our own well being on the back burner, which is the last place it should be. Make it a habit to set aside time each day for self-care. This is especially important if you are facing a depression. Make these things are a daily habit; like brushing your teeth everyday - you just do it.Read More
There is research that ranks divorce as one of the most stressful life events, second only to loosing a long term spouse or life partner to death. (Dohrenwend et al., 1978; Holmes and Rahe, 1967; Gahler, 2006).
The end of a relationship can feel like the end of life as you knew it. It is common to experience a sense of chaos, a lack of control over your own path. There are different circumstances that will impact how you experience divorce; the length of the marriage, whether there are children from the relationship, the reason for the relationship ending, if you are the one who is making the decision to end it, whether it was unexpected or the divorce is coming after many years of the couple experiencing ongoing struggles in the relationship.However, everyone will experience a grieving process after the end of a long term relationship, even the person who is choosing to leave the marriage.Read More
Going through the grieving process
Everyone will experience grief of some sort at some point in life. After all, to love is to experience loss at some point. However, most people don't have a clear understanding of what grief is about. In my work, as I help people during these painful process I often hear questions about what “healthy” grieving should look like, what is normal for them to feel, how long is it ok for someone to continue experiencing symptoms of grief.
Helping Your Loved One Through Loss
The loss of a child is a trauma that no one should have to go through. This loss is uniquely experienced after a miscarriage when a mama was not able to meet her baby earthside at all or for very long. As an outsider to the pregnancy, you may find it difficult to know how to react. Whether or not the pregnancy "felt" like a baby to you, it probably did to your friend. With that in mind, let's look at a how to support someone through miscarriage.Read More
There comes a time in everyone’s life where you go through a hard time. Whether you lose your job, go through a bad breakup, or experience a death in the family – it’s normal to feel down sometimes. When feeling bad becomes chronic, however, it might be something more than just a bad day. It could be depression. Depression is nothing to be ashamed of: it might be the result of physiological issues or it could stem from an event. Whatever the cause, it’s important to spot the signs of depression in yourself and others and get help. Things CAN get better.Read More
You can beat your depression - It just might take a little bit of work.
Tis’ the season to be jolly….except no matter how hard you tried, you couldn’t seem to get cheerful. You made it through the holidays, but your depression still hasn’t gone away. You might also feel even more tired, lonely, and hopeless than you did during the holiday season. Feeling depressed after the holidays can hang on way too long.Read More