Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Associated Difficulties

Anxiety is not an uncommon experience. Anticipating medical test results, experiencing relationship difficulties, and preparing for public speeches, are all circumstances that could result in substantial levels of anxiety. As we’ve previously explained, however, Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), characterizes a specific condition in which the anxiety doesn’t subside after stress-provoking events have passed. It persists,

“Communication Breakdown;” Relationship Trouble and Repair

Try as we might, it is impossible to avoid conflict in romantic relationships. It is difficult to avoid in most significant relationships, for that matter. Conflict is healthy – when different individuals from different backgrounds and upbringings come together, it is unrealistic not to expect the occasional clash in personalities or opinions. As we have

The Gift of Gratitude

With Thanksgiving weekend past, we may be thankful for leftover stuffing, but what becomes of the rest of the year when it comes to feeling gratitude? What does it truly mean to feel grateful? Studies have shown that expressing gratitude is actually associated with numerous health benefits for both emotional and physical well-being. We will

When Adults Go Back to School

Today, with the increasing popularity of quality online degree programs, and the realization that it sometimes takes “more than a bachelors degree” to land certain desirable jobs, many adults are returning to school. Usually on a part-time basis, these ambitious adult students often continue working a full-time job while pursuing their studies at night. As

U1; Advice for University First Years

Beginning University is both an exciting and overwhelming challenge. On the one hand, you are thrilled to be moving forward with the pursuit of higher education and an eventual career, but there are aspects of beginning University that can lead to much anxiety, social isolation, discouragement, and even depression in first years. Moving away from

“I’m Just Not Good at Math;” How False Beliefs Could Shape Your Child’s Future

In keeping with our monthly theme of self-image and how it influences goal achievement, this post will follow the same principles we’ve been exploring, but from a slightly different perspective; that of child-rearing. Now, I must make it clear that I am not a child psychologist, nor am I an expert on developmental psychology, however,