Mindfulness Made Easy

By: Dr. Chi Nguyen Mindfulness is a buzzword these days, and is often referenced as a helpful tool to manage stress and anxiety. In fact, there is a strong body of research that supports its effectiveness in helping those suffering from anxiety, depression, and daily stress. A review of brain imaging studies shows that engagement...

What Is Social Anxiety Disorder? A Complete Guide

Studies have shown that 7% of Americans have had social anxiety at one point in their lives. The risk of long-term social anxiety disorder is about 13%. However, what is social anxiety disorder?  Whether you have felt discomfort at a party or nervousness on a date, it’s important to know what exactly it is you’re feeling. Read this guide to learn more about social anxiety disorder....

Is Depression a Disability: A Complete Guide

Is depression a disability? You or your loved one may be experiencing a negatively impacted life due to depression. If this is the case, it is time for you to get help.  Here’s a guide on depression to help you understand what depression is and how it may be considered a disability. Read on to...

How Low & High-Context Cultures Influence Communication

By: Dr. Anuja Patel Communication is perhaps the single most important aspect of any type of relationship, be it personal or professional. But what makes communication so challenging for us is the way it differs based on our upbringing, family, and culture. One way to understand the cultural differences in communication is through the low...

The Power of Validation

Validation is an important, yet often misunderstood concept and practice in any interpersonal relationship. It communicates recognition and acceptance of an individual’s thoughts, feelings, and/or behaviors. People often believe validation is synonymous with agreement or approval, but it actually communicates support, care, and concern for an individual, even if you do not entirely agree with them.

Mental health care for the postpartum period

One of the biggest life transitions that one may experience is parenthood. For women, the mind and body undergo so many changes during pregnancy, such as changes in hormone levels and weight gain.

Helping kids grow their Emotional Intelligence – Is it really important?

It’s important that our children learn that having various emotions is not a bad or scary thing. Even experiencing anger. It’s how one responds to the emotion that is noticed and evaluated. We need to show our children that when we experience an emotion, whether positive or negative, we have to acknowledge the emotion, accept it, and then decide how we want to respond.