Last month, we discussed the importance of resilience and 11 methods to build your resilience. That’s because resiliency can be a powerful tool to help you overcome your fear of failure and persevere through adverse times in your life. And it’s not just us at Compassionate Minds Therapy who believe in the power of resilience.
It sucks to fail. That’s why most of us spend our lives trying to do whatever it takes to succeed. Whatever it takes to avoid failure. But, like death and taxes, failure is one of the few guarantees in life. Whether it’s a class, a work project, or a relationship, you’ll likely fail at something
Beep, beep, beep! It’s your Monday morning alarm. You shoot up in bed as you slam it off. You’ve accidentally snoozed one too many times, and now you’re on track to be late. To make up time, you skip breakfast and speed to work. You finally make it in but haven’t had your morning coffee
“Divorce is deceptive. Legally, it’s a single event, but psychologically it’s a chain, sometimes a never-ending chain of events, relocations, and radically shifting relationships strung through time… [It’s] a process that forever changes the lives of the people involved.” – Judith Wallerstein & Sandra Blakeslee It’s become a phrase so often repeated it now borders
All of us have an object, person, or situation that makes us anxious. It doesn’t matter if its flying, public speaking, or a weird uncle. Regardless of what it is that personally affects you, this anxiety can have an overwhelming influence on what we do and how we feel. That’s why it’s no wonder so
In late July, the entire world exploded over the news that Simone Biles, one of the most decorated gymnasts of all time, had dropped out of the women’s team gymnastics competition. Following a botched vault attempt, Biles exited the competition before returning later to cheer on her teammates. The next day, Biles announced she wouldn’t
With better weather and more vaccines, the U.S. has entered a new – and hopefully final – phase of the COVID-19 pandemic. Still, the effects of this pandemic are far-ranging and ever-present. In addition to those we’ve lost from the virus, the past 16-months of lockdowns, mandates, and closures have affected us all in one
As Ringo Starr once sang, we can all get by with a little help from our friends. But, this past year, COVID-19 separated us from our friends and family. So, what do you do when you need help but your friends/family are unable to be with you and support you? Or when the help you
“In every conceivable manner, the family is link to our past, bridge to our future.” – Alex Haley. Your family, whether you like them or not, whether you are estranged or still living together, forms and shapes each and every one of us. But it is not just our genetics we get from family members.
The past year has been a struggle for almost everyone. In addition to a global pandemic, our country has been rocked with social and political strife. These circumstances, combined with the isolating conditions from COVID-19, have created a dual pandemic. In addition to COVID-19, the U.S. has seen an increase in the risk of psychiatric
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