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Overcoming Social Anxiety to Reclaim Your Life

Overcoming Social Anxiety to Reclaim Your Life

For many people, the prospect of engaging in social situations can be daunting and even debilitating. This fear, known as social anxiety, can severely restrict one’s opportunities and overall enjoyment of life. However, with the right tools and mindset, overcoming social anxiety is entirely possible. Let’s explore the nature of social anxiety, the impact of...
Mindful Ways to Break Self-Destructive Habits

Mindful Ways to Break Self-Destructive Habits

If you indulge in self-destructive habits, you may experience a sense of being caught in a painful and dangerous loop. And, despite being aware of the harm the behaviors are causing you, you still want to partake in them. Your actions give you a momentary sense of relaxation, distraction, or numbing from whatever upset you. Unfortunately, you may have learned that...
Addressing The Myth That External Gratification from Social Media Enhances Self-Esteem

Addressing The Myth That External Gratification from Social Media Enhances Self-Esteem

​First off, why do we need positive self-esteem? Self-esteem drives confidence which is linked to satisfaction and happiness. When you believe in yourself, you are less critical of yourself and more flexible with your thoughts in general – allowing you to learn, grow, evolve, and succeed more effortlessly. Giving yourself the benefit of the doubt helps to drive...
Assessing Your Comfort Zone… Do You Need A Change or Do You Need To Change?

Assessing Your Comfort Zone… Do You Need A Change or Do You Need To Change?

Many people experience anxiety at the thought of trying something new outside their comfort zone, so we often stay in a place a lot longer than we should. Let’s discuss how you might know if it’s time to change your status quo and why it’s so dang hard to make those determinations and act on them. What is a comfort zone? When you’ve been in a place like a job...
Walking or Hiking for Mental Health

Walking or Hiking for Mental Health

During covid, a lot of people gave up their gym memberships and some also gave up their exercise routines entirely. A lot of routines were disrupted, but it also gave us some good time for reflection and a change to refocus on what really matters. Getting outside for a walk or a hike offers a physical workout and mental health advantages – while also allowing for...
How To Get Over a Crush & Move On With Mindfulness

How To Get Over a Crush & Move On With Mindfulness

Just like the stories in our social feeds, some things are just meant to be temporary. They say relationships are either a reason, a season, or a lifetime – so if it’s not a lifetime, find the reason or season to grow from it and move on. Here are a few tips on how to get over a crush and grow from the insights that relationship provided you…   You can start by...