You know those mornings when things just aren’t right, when you may have had a bad dream but don’t remember it? You’re grumpy, you don’t want to go about your day, or you even feel full-on depressed. Maybe you’re laden with fear and anxiety. Your actual day may not be ideal, but to have intense negative emotions – or the absence of any at all – is actually not about the present.
You have a mental health condition such as depression, bipolar disorder, panic disorder, addiction, stress, anxiety, fear, OCD, or some other mental health disorder. The first thing you need to do is to use the services of a professional. The second thing you need to do is to learn how to deal with your mental health issues.
Question: I have been with my boyfriend for over two years. He often complains about my seventeen-year-old daughter. When we’re together she will sometimes tease him or say something that bothers him, and he will get up and leave, then call me and tell me why he left. I have spoken with my daughter and she doesn’t feel that she’s done anything wrong. What should I do? ...Cherise
In Peace, Love and Healing, Dr. Bernie Siegel says: “Whatever your age, if you learn to listen, your inner voice will speak to you about your path... your ‘job on earth.’ This wisdom that is directing you from within is your birthright... an inner message, an inner awareness, that says, ‘This is your path, this is how you can be the best human being possible.’ If you follow it, you will achieve your full growth and full potential as a human being before you let go of the Tree of Life...”
I’ve been accused of being crazy many times post-divorce. In the interest of full disclosure, even pre-divorce, when my son was in kindergarten, his school employed the standard mother’s day gift: a handmade card inside of which the kids got to show off their penmanship and newly acquired language skills. The stem provided was, “My mother is…” My clever son’s fill-in-the-blank was, “crazy.” I feared this was not exactly a ringing endorsement of my services as psychologist and life coach.
Forget diamonds, I believe a single gal’s best friend is her iPod. Whether you are coping through a breakup, an un reciprocated crush or a classic case of He’s Just Not That Into You – the right song can certainly change your mood around. Here are five of my favorites:
Today, I got the most frequently asked question in my email inbox. I get this every day from a woman regardless of the age. She could be in your 20s, 30s, 40s or even 50s. But every day—without fail—I get this e-mail: David, I've been dating this guy. When is the right time to sleep with him?
Has it felt like a ghost town lately with very few or no posts or responses on your dating site account? Or, have you had plenty of communication with so-called “matches” who pretty quickly showed themselves to be creeps? You might wonder if online dating is worth the hassle and disappointment. You might also wonder if you’re just unlucky at love and destined to be alone.
There are times that we encounter fearful thoughts that can be difficult to manage. For some people, the more they try to get rid of the thoughts, the stronger the thoughts become and the more difficult they become to manage. As a result, here is a brief list of techniques that a person can use to help manage their fearful and obsessive thoughts.