The Benefits of Journaling

Journaling has long been cited as a positive coping skill in the world of mental health. Many clinicians encourage the practice as a way to manage anxiety, reduce stress, and track mental health symptoms. For some, getting into the practice of journaling can feel like a daunting task. Below are a few prompts overcome that fear and spark your journaling inspiration. How have you changed…

New Year, Positive Stress

  Most of us think of stress or the activities and tasks in life that cause stress as bad or negative experiences that have a mental and physical impact on the mind and body. This type of negative stress is referred to as “distress”, which is more commonly talked about on a daily basis. However, stress can be positive, meaningful, and help contribute to achievements…

Postpartum Depression & the “Baby Blues”

Postpartum depression and the “baby blues” affect many women after the birth of a new child. While the experience of having a newborn baby may typically be described as the “happiest time of your life,” the changes in hormones, environment, emotions, sleep patterns, and taking on the new role of a parent contribute to negative feelings. The “baby blues” are described as feelings of worry,…