Can Journaling Improve Mental Health?

Can Journaling Improve Mental Health?

Can journaling really improve mental health? Journals aren’t just for teenagers trying to hide their private thoughts from their parents’ prying eyes. Journaling is a helpful therapeutic tool. It’s not going replace mental health treatment from a qualified professional, but it can be a useful addition or way to accelerate your healing.   What is journaling? […]

Grounding to reduce anxiety

Reduce Anxiety by Grounding Yourself

  What is anxiety? Anxiety is one of the most common mental health problems in the United States. Even if you don’t meet the clinical criteria for an anxiety disorder, I’m sure you’ve experienced some of the hallmark symptoms from time to time: uncontrollable worry trouble concentrating insomnia rumination or obsessive thoughts muscle tension stomach […]

Breathing Exercises to Reduce Anxiety

3 Simple Breathing Exercises to Reduce Anxiety

Breathing Exercises to Reduce Anxiety and  Stress   Breathing is my favorite strategy for anxiety and stress relief. It’s quick, easy, free, and you can do it anywhere.   I’m going to teach you three very simple breathing exercises to reduce anxiety, but you don’t actually need any particular technique to relieve stress. You can […]

What are Cognitive Distortions?

13 Common Cognitive Distortions

What are cognitive distortions? Cognitive distortions are also known as thinking errors, thinking distortions, irrational thoughts, distorted thoughts, and negative automatic thoughts. Cognitive distortions are ways that you twist up your thinking to see yourself, your situation, and other people in a negative light. They’re basically your mind playing tricks on you; convincing you that […]