Coping With Political Stress and Conflict

It’s politics season. Some people love it, some people loathe it and chances are those people often collide. For those who love it the constant media coverage, social media debates, and discussions are enjoyable and often invigorating. For those who loathe it, it can be stressful, hurtful, and exhausting. Whether you agree with candidates, fear…

What is Co-Dependence?

Co-dependency is an emotional condition that affects someone’s behavior and ability to have healthy and mutually satisfying relationships. People who struggle with co-dependent traits often have many relationships that are one sided or even emotionally abusive. They may also struggle to maintain relationships due to the inequality of power. These types of relationships are common…

Challenging Cognitive Distortions

Cognitive distortions come in many forms; however, they consistently result in excessive worry. Basically, cognitive distortions are exaggerated and irrational thoughts that lead to worry and negatively impact our functioning and quality of life. So what do we do to rid ourselves of these destructive thoughts? Cognitive Behavioral Therapy teaches cognitive challenging, or ways to…