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Achieving peace of mind through mindfulness requires a steady process of learning and unlearning through mindfulness activities. There are mindfulness exercises that will help eliminate destructive thoughts, train the mind into a more accepting way of thinking and help you achieve mental tranquility. Follow these steps to start changing how you process thoughts and learn how to find inner peace. 1. Be Aware of Your Breathing Breathing is automatic, so we tend to ignore it. However, by becoming aware of our breathing, we learn to focus on a specific action,…

Does Your Daughter Have Depression?

Friday, 24 March 2017 08:00  by Annie L.
Depression is a serious condition that if left untreated can have a negative effect on a young woman’s well-being, self-esteem and social relationships. Depression in young adults could remain undiagnosed for many years and many often fail to receive the proper treatment until the issue becomes problematic. Depression in young women is especially a concern, because females are twice as likely as males to suffer from the condition. Although experiencing sadness is a normal part of life, severe and recurring depression is not. While a number of young women experience…
Positive thinking involves maintaining both mental and emotional attitudes that focus on the sunny side of life. Women who are able to thinking positively begin to expect happiness in their lives, and they also develop the inner strength needed to have the confidence to overcome life’s curveballs — including depression. A positive attitude takes time to curate. One of the ways to help foster this habit is to read inspirational quotes to help with depression. These words of comfort and strength contain positive messages that women can endeavor to apply…

Wants vs. Needs

Monday, 20 March 2017 21:03  by Administrator
Have you ever had a moment when you asked yourself if you really need something? It usually happens to me when I am in the grocery store or about to make a big purchase. Here is an easy way to tell if the item in question is a want or a need? Here I have to defer to Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs Pyramid. When building the pyramid we have to start at the bottom and work your way to the top. If you start at the top, your pyramid can…
Books on borderline personality disorder and other mental health illnesses can help you learn how to cope with this mental illness. They can serve as an excellent resource for people trying to understand their mental illness. Reading a book written by people just like you can help you feel as though you’re not alone. Here are a few highly recommended books on borderline personality disorder, along with books about bipolar disorder to help you understand and overcome difficulties: “I Can’t Get Over It” This book, by Dr. Aphrodite Matsakis, works…

Is It Really Worth It?

Tuesday, 14 March 2017 21:00  by Administrator
I am currently in a position where I have to make a financial decision, my car. There are tons of questions that have to be asked and many more that I have to answer. Stressful is putting it mildly. Here is a list of questions that I asked myself to help me come to a decision: What are the financial responsibilities? Is this what is best for my future? Is this a commitment that I am ready to accept? How does this affect my everyday life? Are there any changes…
Gaining a better understanding of your alcohol addiction is as simple as watching a few videos. Talking about alcohol addiction is tough, but truly understanding addiction may be an even taller order. One of the best ways to educate oneself on difficult topics is to watch TED Talks, which are short educational videos that each feature an expert in the subject area. If you’re having trouble understanding alcohol addiction, there are several addiction TED Talks that are worth watching and which can serve as excellent resources for the science of…

How To Avoid Overspending At The Store

Saturday, 11 March 2017 05:07  by Jennifer K.
Tips and tricks on how to avoid purchasing more than is necessary while shopping. Make a list: this will ensure you only get what you need and avoid forgetting items. If you are going to the grocery store Plan meals in advance to know what you will need to purchase. Take inventory of your items to see what you already have. Divide items up by section: meat, dairy, bread, etc. Think about the layout of the store you are going to and organize the list in the order you are…

Why Does My Life Suck?

Thursday, 09 March 2017 08:00  by Taylor G.
Do you constantly feel as though your life stinks? You may think you are alone, but actually many people have the same feeling you do. That feeling that nothing in your life ever goes right, that you will never be successful or ever amount to anything. It might even feel like you are the only person who cannot get ahead in life. You see other people passing you on their way to success, and there you sit — stuck. How many times a day do you say to yourself, “I…

What to Do When You Feel Unlovable

Tuesday, 07 March 2017 08:00  by Megan T.
If you feel unlovable, you are not alone. Feeling unlovable is something that almost everyone experiences at some point in their life. Most people go through times when they feel disappointed in themselves or they feel as though they’ve let others down. Situations arise and habits form that can be challenging and devastating to overcome. Though it is common to experience a feeling of being unlovable, it doesn’t make it any easier. This is especially true for those who are suffering from addiction, mental illness, depression, anxiety, trauma or grief.…

How to Stop Hurtful Self-Talk

Wednesday, 01 March 2017 08:00  by Amber P.
Self-talk is that inner voice you hear as you encounter situations and interpret what happens in your life. That self-talk relates to how you perceive any given situation. Understanding and recognizing a negative inner voice helps you turn those thoughts into a positive voice that can help you through your day. What Is Negative Self-Talk Before figuring out how to stop hurtful self-talk, it’s important to understand exactly what it is. Negative self-talk encompasses a variety of internal conversations you have with yourself. Self-talk can be neutral or positive and…
Are you pondering whether or not you need to seek help for substance abuse or a mental health issue? If so, we here at Brookhaven Retreat understand your confusion and want to help. Of course, if you are asking yourself this question, it’s a good sign you could benefit from a substance abuse program. However, there are also many other indications it’s time for you to seek treatment at a mental health and substance abuse treatment center. Do I Need Rehab? 12 Signs Treatment May Be in Order Please read…
Emotions can drain you — it’s a simple fact. All of that emotional work can leave you feeling mentally tired. As a form of protection, your brain naturally shuts down when it cannot take any more. Suddenly it seems easier to stay in bed than face whatever stress the day holds for you. Staying home and avoiding social situations feels like a safer way to live. It can become very difficult to deal with the disorganization of life outside. Why Is It Hard to Get Out of Bed? People suffering…

The Art of the Thank You Note

Saturday, 18 February 2017 00:00  by Christina M.
The comedian and late night show host Jimmy Fallon is known for adding variety to his show with various skits and games. He has a segment called “Thank You Notes” where he can be seen theatrically writing thank you notes with his own thoughtful theme song. The thank you notes share gratitude to pop culture icons, inanimate objects, or social events. He thoughtfully takes to pen and paper and writes a satirical thank you note to the item, person, or event that lists the benefits of the item and why…

Do I Have Anxiety or Depression?

Thursday, 16 February 2017 14:42  by Abigail R.
Anxiety and depression are two words that are often used outside of a clinical environment. People who have never experienced a documented mental illness sometimes make assumptions about another person’s state of mind, or their own, in any given situation. If you believe what you see on television, depression is most often associated with sadness and crying and anxiety is something that can be cured with a glass of wine. Depression and anxiety are much more complex than they are portrayed on TV. Both conditions require a professional diagnosis to…
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