There is so much focus on how to be happy and the importance of social connection these days, but sadness and loneliness are part of the human experience. Some might think that if you are sad then the only anecdotes are positive thoughts and behaviours that will improve your mood.
Turns out that letting yourself wallow a bit in sadness can actually be a pathway to feeling better and feeling socially connected, even if you are by yourself. One of the best ways to do this is throu...
Winter is upon us and not everyone is happy about it. In fact, many of us experience lowered mood, decreased motivation, increased appetite, and fatigue in response to the winter months and this can lead to further problems like social isolation, weight gain and depression. If this sounds like you, all hope is not lost. You do not need to suffer through the cold and darkness anymore. Here’s how to beat the winter blues:
Life can be taxing, leaving us feeling overwhelmed and stressed. Everyone is busy, but have you noticed that some people handle it better than others? If you are frequently frazzled, you are potentially expending too much emotional energy.
Are you unnecessarily taxing yourself?
Find out what makes you more vulnerable to stress and what you can do about it:
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Not everyone feels jolly during the holidays. In fact, for some, it’s the most difficult time of the year. The holidays can be associated with bad childhood memories, it can highlight current financial hardship, it can be painful due to the recent loss of a family member or friend, and it can accentuate feelings of isolation and depression. And on top of that, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the stress of it all! If any of this sounds familiar, and you’re finding yourself su...