Today, electronic gadgets that previous generations never dreamed of are an integral part of everyday life. Over the past decade, the technological advances have come so quickly that most of us can’t keep up. Many of these tools are aimed at making communication easier – such as smartphones, video calls and messaging – and provide […]
Researchers have revealed the reason rejection hurts so acutely: the same areas of the brain that clue us in to physical pain are activated by feelings of rejection. In other words, rejection hurts because it mimics physical pain!
Being a parent isn’t easy but with the right tools, from self-care to counseling, you can overcome challenges with your children. Here are a few insights from our therapists.
While Valentine’s Day is a much-touted opportunity to celebrate our love for those we care about, it shouldn’t be the only time we demonstrate love to family and friends. Regardless of whether we are currently single, in a troubled relationship or happily partnered, we all want love. It feels good to experience the connectedness of […]
Valentine’s Day is the ultimate celebration of love and relationships. It can be a recurring day of excitement and joy for those who are in a committed relationship, but for couples who are currently in the initial dating phase, this holiday can be anything but. Those in the early stages of a relationship may feel […]
Winter is upon us, which means short days and cold weather. Now that the excitement of the holidays is over, the remaining winter days can feel like they drag on endlessly. We see a rise in a condition called Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), also known as the “winter blues,” in late winter. And it’s widespread: […]
Self-care is an important part of life in any season, but it becomes especially crucial during the long winter months, when many people are affected to varying degrees by the “winter blues.” Those habits that are easy to keep up in the summer – exercise, healthy eating, socializing – tend to take a backseat in […]
While much has been said about the harmful effects of social media among users, on the flip side, we cannot overlook the great things that technology is doing to improve mental health awareness and treatment! Here are four ways technology is helping with common mental health concerns.
How many selfies have you taken in the last week? What about the last day? Did you know that with every snap of the camera, you could be putting yourself in harm’s way? That’s what a significant amount of research is telling us: social media use – and in particular, selfie-posting – has a negative […]
Calling to set up an appointment for counseling is a big deal! I know that firsthand because I am the one who answers the phones at Sound Mind Therapy a few days a week. More times than not, I hear phrases including “I have never done this before,” “I am not sure how to schedule […]