Coping and Recovery

Surviving a Divorce: 8 Days of Expressive Writing

  Thursday, February 3, 2022

Love is intricate. We all want a love that transcends the typical bounds of human relationships, the kind that is reserved for poetry, music, and art. We want to be swept away into a whirlwind romance full of passion and excitement, spending our lives with that one person that makes us happy. We want a love that makes us stand on the edge of the Titanic. One which makes us write a letter for each of the 365 days of the year and stand outside the window of our loved one with a boom box blast...

Why do Coaching & Counseling Careers Cause Burnout?

  Monday, November 8, 2021

If you're a life coach, counselor, or someone from the mammoth industry of mental health and its services, you will probably relate to this article more than anything. This industry has risen from ground zero over the past fifty years, all the while encompassing broader terms, job descriptions, and labor or workforce. Unlike traditional therapy, you can consider counseling or coaching to be its younger, livelier, more enthusiastic sibling that wears glitter. Not to say that we should not ta...

A Biblical Approach to Managing Anxiety

  Sunday, September 19, 2021

As God’s very Word, the Bible should be our number one source of comfort, peace, encouragement, and hope. But I’ll be honest, as a Christian who struggles with anxiety, there are some verses that have become almost cliché to me. I’m not saying these verses aren’t important or don’t have their place, I know that is not true because I believe God’s Word is inspired and inerrant. However, when I am in the trenches of the despairing moments that anxiety brings, hearing scripture misquoted or of...

What is Stockholm Syndrome and How Do I Cope?

  Friday, May 14, 2021

Technically speaking, Stockholm Syndrome refers to a particular emotional, physical, and psychological experience that people go through in hostage situations. In popular culture, we refer to anyone who seems overly compliant and sympathetic with an abuser as a person with Stockholm Syndrome. In the era of #MeToo, examples of powerful women being abused by even more powerful men has opened our eyes to the reality that Stockholm Syndrome as we popularly refer to it can happen to anyone, not ...

Best Coping Mechanisms for Good Mental Health

  Friday, May 7, 2021

Coping mechanisms are crucial to help people deal with stressful situations and negative emotions that come from them. However, not all coping mechanisms are created equal, and sometimes, what we think of as coping mechanisms actually do more harm than good.  That’s why it’s important to learn about coping mechanisms, and have them in mind for when life throws stressful situations our way.

The Ultimate Guide to Starting a Recovery Journal

  Thursday, September 3, 2020

If you are fighting a bad habit, you probably feel like you’re alone. You’re the only person trying to stop smoking, drinking, or using drugs. In reality, these are common problems that people face.

The Benefits of Therapeutic Journaling for PTSD

  Monday, July 6, 2020

Your struggles with PTSD can bring daily challenges and frequent reminders of how much this disorder has impacted your life. Whether you’ve been recently diagnosed or you’re already very familiar with the ups and downs of symptoms, you know that having supportive people around you and keeping a positive and optimistic mindset are critical to your progress, your recovery, and your overall wellbeing.

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