How to Handle Emotional Overwhelm as an Empath in a Crisis

Being an empath means constantly picking up on the emotions of other people. Be it positive, or more often negative, empaths can feel and manifest emotions that aren’t their own. This is usually uncomfortable but manageable under typical circumstances. Unfortunately, we aren’t under typical circumstances right now, and negative emotions are…

The Struggle of Living with Anxiety in Times of Crisis: How to Stay Sane

Let me tell you, living with anxiety is beyond difficult. So, you can imagine how it feels being anxious during a crisis. I’ve lived with anxiety as long as I can remember, even dealing with panic attacks during grade school. This illness didn’t just make me a little nervous -…

5 Proven Ways Mindfulness Will Strengthen Your Mental Health

What Is Mindfulness? Mindfulness is your ability to bring awareness to experiences, feelings, and emotions. Buddhists believed that through prayer or mediation, you can shift your thoughts away from distraction and into intention. The mind has on average 3,000 thoughts per minute. A Harvard study claims that the average person…

4 Examples of Sublimation That Demonstrate How It Works in Daily Life

We all have thoughts and feelings which we know are 'not okay' by society's standards. It's a natural element of the human condition. What sets humans apart from animals is not a lack of animal impulses, but rather how we manage our animal impulses. One of the techniques we subconsciously…

5 Steps to Psychological First Aid You Can Use in Difficult Situations

We have first responders for physical traumas or difficulties. Here's a secret: psychological first aid is also important during hard times. When trauma occurs, you hear the sirens. The ambulance, police and first responders are on the way. As humans, it’s our duty to try and help those who are…

4 Systematic Desensitization Techniques to Use to Fight Your Anxiety and Fears

How would you like to learn a few ways to battle your anxiety and fears? Well, systematic desensitization may be the answer. During my lifetime, and that’s been 4 decades, I’ve tried everything I could think of to eliminate or even alleviate my anxiety. Some things helped pretty well, while…