Emotional Maturity: Validating Emotions

This video below continues on our journey of validating emotions. Once again it focuses on the importance of validating emotions and what it means to do so. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=woOft9R6g7o  

Emotional Maturity : Validating Emotions

Psychology Today Article on what it means to validate emotions and how to do that for a loved one! This article follows this series trend on emotional maturity and this week's topic of validating emotions. Make sure to stay tuned for a video on validating emotions and next week's topic of emotional maturity! https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/pieces-mind/201204/understanding-validation-way-communicate-acceptance

Emotional Maturity : Validating Emotion

Being able to validate one's emotions is a key aspect of emotional maturity. Validating emotion is, as described by DC VA counseling and psychotherapy, "the process of learning about, understanding, and expressing acceptance of another person's emotional experience... Emotional validation is distinguished from emotional invalidation, in which another person's emotional experiences are rejected, ignored, or judged." As you can see emotional validation is all...[ read more ]

The Physical Behind the Mental

https://youtu.be/dkcnvGZOck4 This video above highlights both negative and positive physical effects on emotions. Some of these are a stretch., for example dying of a "broken heart", but the base idea is true: Negative emotions take an enormous toll on all of our bodies. Though it may not seem like it ruminating in our sad emotions and not taking the steps...[ read more ]

The Physical Behind the Mental

In my last post, I highlighted the physical aspects of depression. However, what many people may not be aware of are the physical effects strong emotions may also have on the body. One does not need to have a fully developed mental disorder to feel the lasting effects of situational depression or some other type of prolonged emotion not linked...[ read more ]

Dealing With Depression: Symptoms of Depression

Depression comes in many different forms and because of this it becomes very difficult to build an idea of what depression "looks like". For some, this may look like isolating oneself self or even not doing things that bring one pleasure. There is also manic depression that can look drastically different than a depressive episode. Mayo Clinic has an amazing...[ read more ]

Dealing with Depression: Causes of Depression

Depression comes in many different forms and may stem from many different things. Many disorders have depression and anxiety as underlying symptoms of a bigger problem. WebMD has an article highlighting different causes of Depression. Some of the ones that were highlighted included. Abuse Age Certain Medications Conflict Death or a loss Gender Genes Major Events Other Personal Problems Serious...[ read more ]

Dealing with Depression Series

About 17 million adults in America have had at least one major depressive episode in a given year. For many, the idea of dealing with depression and its symptoms has become the "norm". Though it is amazing to see the destigmatization of such a common disorder we also must face the fact that depression has been steadily on the rise...[ read more ]

The Power of No (Part 3)

In following the theme of this week below is an amazing Ted talk on the power of saying "No". Learn to choose you and the rest will follow. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FtPRrn5nwAo

The Power of No (Part 2)

In our first blog post, we discussed the power of saying no. It is important to set boundaries and to know what exactly those boundaries are for you. Below I have attached an article that focuses on not only how to say no but also what to be on the lookout for in those who want you to say, this...[ read more ]

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