Am I sad or depressed?

Am I sad or depressed?

Sadness is an emotion that slows us down and teaches us that we made a mistake, or that something or someone hurt us.  Usually, when we are sad, we are still able to get out of bed and maintain our daily routines.  Depression is a deeper emotion that often feels like...
Forgiving yourself

Forgiving yourself

If you grew up being neglected or criticized, you might have the false belief that everything you do is wrong. You might believe that you have to be perfect to be loved. If you have the painful habit of blaming yourself for everything, these pointers might help. 1. Be...
Identifying Toxic People

Identifying Toxic People

co-author Paul Logan (www.basicreflex.com) Artwork by Kalok Ng Email: thekalokng@gmail.com Identifying toxic relationships and abuse Toxic relationships often harm our self-esteem and leave us feeling drained of energy. When we learn how to recognize toxic...

Connecting Through Play

People are social creatures that long for human connection.  This connection includes the feeling that you are seen and heard, and that you are respected and appreciated for who you are.  Children also need human connection; we can connect with them through play. ...