Self-care is what we do for ourselves, our ability to take care of ourselves and maintain our overall wellbeing. It can be something as trivial as brushing our teeth, getting dressed, or getting enough sleep.
Imposter Syndrome thrives on inaccurate comparison of us and the others. And the truth is – we don’t really know what other people are struggling with – and we tend to idealize those we look up to.
One of the reasons a lot of people start thinking about going to therapy is because they want to get rid of the emotions that are making their life unbearably difficult. Sadly, there’s no magic formula for that.
We do something much more powerful and meaningful. We take a closer look at the stories that people tell themselves. On how sometimes what we have on repeat in our head is wrong and one-sided.
Being an HSP means being in constant sensory overload. Your nervous system is working on a 7th gear and you NEED that sleep to wind down. When you’re tired, you’re more irritable, your concentration, productivity, and good mood decrease immensely. You have noticed that, haven’t you?
What is an HSP? What does it even mean? Your senses are heightened. You’re very sensitive to sudden or loud noises, bright light, strong smells. Things like loud music, the smell of a burning grill, traffic noise, disco lights, even the flushing toilet might startle or irritate you.
Pandemic is the reason why online psychotherapy became more and more common, therefore accessible everywhere, also in the comfort of our own home. Here’s a short guide on how to prepare yourself for the video call with your therapist.
Immerse yourself in art. It will help boost your creativity and lower anxiety levels.
It’s one of those things you can also do online.
Dealing with anxiety is not at all easy even when everything is “normal” in the world. And it’s far from ‘normal’ these days. I’m sharing some proven ways to tackle your anxiety.
Dying is a part of life. It’s not something we’d chosen, it’s not something we can avoid either. It’s something that awaits us all. And so is grief and mourning. We all go through it. Sometimes we’re able to deal with it ourselves, and sometimes we need professional help.
Achieving one’s goals. Should be a breeze, is it though?
There’s one key element that is a common denominator for most of our goals – and that is you VISION. Do you know what yours is?
Christmas is a huge trigger for a lot of people. Not everyone wants to or is able to engage in anything Christmasy or finds comfort in being together. For some people, this time of year is a real-life horror story.
The Affair is a rich and deep story that’s captivating on many levels. It’s about people who experience… well – life. The storyline is simple. At least in the beginning.
Inbox zero is not only good for practical reasons. Decluttering your inbox feels much like decluttering your home, like getting rid of all the mess in your life too. Which means it’s really good for your overall mental wellbeing.
“Dear friends! Don’t postpone any songs, any exams, or your dentist appointment,
and above all, don’t postpone love.
Don’t tell it – “come tomorrow, or the day after, I don’t have time for you today”.
Because it may happen, you’ll open the door
and you’ll see this frozen old lady saying –
“I’m sorry, I must have confused the address…”
And just like that, the spark is gone.”
This piece was a long time coming because questions about teletherapy (online therapy – video sessions – telehealth) are on many people’s minds. Since I have an online presence – and I use my IG account and Facebook to talk about my work – every now and then, I get some questions about how it works. […]
Everything and more has already been written about journaling, so why this text? I thought I’d share some insights from a psychological – or better yet – psychotherapeutic perspective. Journaling can be a vital part of mental health care, plus I myself have been journaling since I was a teenager – so how about that […]
You know how it is today. A lot of us live our lives out of our phones and laptops. I guess it’s safe to say that’s where we spend a lot (majority??) of our time – hours on end. And there are apps for everything – a lot of them designed to keep us hooked […]
The question I get asked a lot is: “how do you know it’s already depression and not just some bad mood?” And then there’s the next one that follows – “what can I do to fight the bad mood and not let it transform into depression?” The answer to the first one is pretty clear. […]
What if you knew that there’s an activity (so to say) that has a miraculous impact on your well being? That changes the way your brain functions for the better, makes you more resilient and more capable of dealing with your emotions? That is suitable for everyone and costs… nothing? And also lets you in […]
What is creativity? Can only certain people create? Is creating always about art? These are some valid questions, and most of us contemplate on the subject sooner or later. We tend to have different answers to them too. But the reality is undeniable – we are all creators. We all have this unbelievable curiosity – […]
pro-cras-ti-na-tion noun: the action of delaying or postponing something Almost everyone procrastinates at some point or in some areas of their life. And so, most of us ask ourselves the same question: “how to stop procrastinating?” Of course – we are all different – we face different situations and have different reactions to them. Something […]