Understanding And Dealing With Emotional Manipulation

  The term ‘emotional blackmail’ is not commonly known, but if you’ve ever been in a relationship with someone who uses fear, obligation, or guilt to manipulate you into doing what they want, you’ve experienced it. This type of emotional manipulation can be confusing, so let’s break it down.   What is emotional blackmail?   The concept of emotional blackmail

6 Signs You Have An Emotionally Unavailable Partner

An emotionally unavailable partner may be evasive, make frequent excuses, and be unwilling to discuss their feelings openly. If you’ve ever been in a relationship with a person who is emotionally unavailable, you may be familiar with the agony of being unable to connect with your partner. As a result, you may experience feelings of isolation, depression, unimportance, or rejection.

How To Live Life With No Regrets: Be A Risk Taker

To lead a life with no regrets, you need to leave your comfort zone behind and forge yourself as a fearless risk taker. Every single day that you wake up with air in your lungs, you still have a purpose. If you are still breathing and still alive, you are doing yourself and those around you a disservice by not

Setting Boundaries With Family During The Holidays

  Setting boundaries with family concerns most of us as the holiday season draws nearer. We’ve all been there; an upcoming family party is near, and the feeling of impending doom hits. Family should be a source of encouragement, love, and belonging. We shouldn’t have to tolerate toxic personalities because of DNA. 6 methods for effectively setting family boundaries  

Five Ways To Prevent Arguments After Couples Counseling By Myra Furey Often when couples come into counseling, they have reached their limit, have had an offense or betrayal, and are uncertain of how to proceed.  They both may not be happy with their current relationship. They come into counseling and start discussing their perspective of the problem. They may not

Talking To Your Child About Gun Violence | Mental Health Wellness

  After the recent events in Uvalde, TX, many parents are asking themselves, “how do I talk to my children about gun violence?” As a mother of two, I still question if the conversations I have had with my children are enough. There have been twenty-seven school shootings this year that have resulted in injuries or death, and as much

Buddy the Therapy Dog’s Blog: Tips for Healthy Living During COVID-19

During times of uncertainty, it can be helpful to find things that we can focus on controlling. We have control over certain aspects of our lives, including building habits that will promote a healthy lifestyle. This is not only helpful for giving us something to focus our energy on but will also help us create a stronger immune system. Personal

Enhance Your Coping Strategies with Physical Activity During COVID-19

“Exercise is a celebration of what your body can do...  Not a punishment for what you ate.” -Unknown When you think about exercise – do you automatically cringe, or do you actually look forward to it? I used to cringe when someone wanted to “work out” together, but over time I have shifted my thinking and now I look forward

Mental Health Wellness Tips For Quarantine

#1 Stick to a routine. Go to sleep and wake up at a reasonable time, write a schedule that is varied and includes time for work as well as self-care. #2 Dress for the social life you want, not the social life you have. Get showered and dressed in comfortable clothes, wash your face, brush your teeth. Take the time