Tag: Seattle

15
Jul

Can You Be Depressed And Not Know It?

You could know a lot about what depression looks like yet fail to recognize it in yourself. For one, depression can look quite different from person to person. Your symptoms can develop gradually and at different times, and some might not seem like depression. But the truth is, depression doesn’t always manifest as constant, immense sadness like we tend to

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14
Apr

How to Fact Check Your Own Thoughts

A highly emotional situation is typically something that you do not see coming. Anything from receiving some bad news to losing someone you love or ending a relationship can elicit intense feelings that are entirely normal and valid. When you experience fear in the face of something like a highly emotional situation, that fear signals a powerful stress response in

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24
Mar

How To Continue Building Resiliency After A Tough Year

The past year has been full of adjustments and challenges. We’ve all had to continuously pivot and adapt to a new way of life – the ‘new normal.’ Now we’re more than a year into the pandemic. Luckily, there’s hope and positivity surrounding the vaccine, and we’re looking forward to brighter days ahead! But these unprecedented times have taken a

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16
Feb

3 Expressions of Vulnerability That Can Make You Stronger

What does being vulnerable mean to you? Unfortunately, it’s a word that comes with a lot of negative associations. For example, many of the definitions of vulnerability focus on being weak, defenseless, powerless, passive, and feeble. The problem is so many people view vulnerability as a flaw and a sign of weakness. They hold back questions and gloss over failures

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18
Aug

How Covid-19 Adds To The Complexity of Depression

Here we are more than six months into the coronavirus outbreak and it’s clear we still have a long road ahead. This is a distressing, uncertain time. Maybe you are grieving the loss of a loved one or the loss of your day to day routine before the outbreak. Perhaps you are experiencing financial stress or job loss. You may

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21
Jul

How To Get Out of Rut: A Few Strategies to Help You Get Unstuck

Feeling down in the dumps lately?  Tired of the way things are in life? Angry about the cause and actions of what’s happening downtown? Sick of feeling stuck in a mindless routine day after day? We all go through times when it feels like we’re in a rut. It’s not uncommon to feel like you’re just going through the motions,

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14
May

A Closer Look At What Mindfulness Does To Your Brain

Mindfulness is a new buzzword that’s turned into a multibillion-dollar industry. From meditation apps like Calm and Headspace to yoga and meditation studios popping up around every corner, it’s clear that the mindfulness movement is in full swing. But what is mindfulness exactly and why all the hype? We live in a hyperconnected world where it’s easy for us to

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24
Mar

Mental Wellness Tips During The COVID-19 Outbreak

Fear about the coronavirus has gripped our area greatly. Now, it’s hitting much closer to home as the coronavirus outbreak continues to spread through the Seattle area. The introduction of any new illness can be frightening, but those fears are easily intensified when you’re in a ‘hot spot’ like Seattle. During this time of unknown conditions and rising fears, it’s

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17
Jan

What To Do When Medications Aren’t Enough?

No matter how hard we try to stay positive and motivated, we all have bad days. After all, no one is immune to life’s challenges or setbacks. It’s also safe to say that we’ve all experienced sadness- and will likely face it again at some point in our lives. In fact, sadness is a normal human emotion that’s usually triggered

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17
Jan

Benefits of TMS Therapy

The Life-Changing Benefits of TMS Therapy for Depression Depression is so much more than just feeling sad. It’s a complex medical condition that can be crippling for those who suffer. Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) is a debilitating illness associated with frequent relapses, persistent symptoms, and incomplete recovery. MDD can interfere with daily activities, causing persistent feelings of sadness, loss of

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