Tag: depression

Is the New Positivity Trend making us More Negative?

Be Positive; the new moral compass

The growing trend that says positivity is the right way may be the very thing that is creating anger and frustration. Which are the so-called ‘negative emotions’ that it says to avoid.

Of course being positive is… well… positive but it can also be a mask or cover to hide the underlying feelings.

My favorite way to explain this (sorry if this bothers you) being positive can be like putting icing on a shit cake. If you’re feeling ‘shitty’ inside but you decide you should feel happy or positive what happens to the ‘shitty’ feelings?… Read the rest

S.A.D., Seasonal Affected Disorder

Is it SAD or the Winter Blues?

Have you been feeling sad lately? Having issues with sleep? Waking up tired? And generally feeling ‘blah’?

This could be common symptoms that many experience in the fall and winter seasons in varying degrees. Or it could be the more intense depression of SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) the emotional and physical changes that come on with the darker seasons. These are gradual for most but if you’re suffering from SAD the changes will be obvious and more extreme.

What is SAD?

SAD is a cyclical depressive period during the fall and winter seasons attributed to the lack of light.

The sooner you can recognize this is not just mood changes but could also be a health problem the better chance you have of helping yourself or someone else. … Read the rest

Stress and anxiety management. Take control and breathe.

Stress Can be Good for You

Stress and anxiety are aspects of our lives that aren’t going away very easily.

Even so, you’re more powerful and in control than you think.

It may seem that stress controls you because it’s more powerful. But it isn’t, you’re letting it.

Stress as a Helpful Tool

You’ve already been using stress unconsciously as a tool to cope through uncertain times. Now use it purposefully to gain more positive results. Stressing or worrying about an outcome or experience makes us feel like we’re taking action. This then feels like a bit of control instead of sitting back and accepting the situation.… Read the rest

Liz Coleman RTC

Not Happy? Not Unhappy? .. You’re in the Comfort Zone

The Comfort Zone can be like the Dead Zone when you’re neither Happy nor Unhappy.

At first escaping to comfort isn’t all bad it’s helpful. Like a reward, we’re happy and feel relieved with the break from the anxiety and stresses of life. But when escaping becomes the place you live from... you are in the Comfort Zone.

The reward and happy feeling of Facebook, gaming, TV or whatever your escape, eventually wears off. It always does. Then you risk becoming caught in your comfort zone. If you don’t drop the activity to find something new the need for the happy feeling will force you to just do more of it.… Read the rest

Unconditional Love – What is it? For Parents, Friends and Partners – Part 2

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Unconditional Love – Fear vs. Love – Is it part of your Relationship? For Parents, Friends and Partners

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Meet your Goals with 2 quick tips - Liz Coleman-Surrey Counsellor

Choose Again – Lift the Veil of Label-ism

<h4>From <a href="https://www.choose-again.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Choose Again</a> daily quote:</h4> <table …