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How to Boost your Emotional Wellness — Don’t Lose Hope

If you want to boost your emotional health then build the following into your life: 1. Develop a good group of friends. If possible, try to have a wide group of friends. Then, if someone moves away, or you change your work or hobbies, you’ll still have a healthy support system in place. 2. Learn […]

How to Boost your Emotional Wellness — Don’t Lose Hope
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How to Stay on Top of Life when you Feel Depressed — Don’t Lose Hope

“The only thing more exhausting than being depressed is pretending that you’re not.” Some basic advice for those bleak, tough days …. 1. Acknowledge how you feel, and accept that this is going to be a more challenging day. Call it for what it is, and respect your limits. 2. Commit to doing only the […]

How to Stay on Top of Life when you Feel Depressed — Don’t Lose Hope
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How to Cope with Tough Experiences — Don’t Lose Hope

“Still, I rise.” – Maya Angelou All of us deal with tough experiences in life. Times when we feel lost and completely overwhelmed. Times when we “just feel”, and we don’t know where to turn. Below are some suggestions to help cope with these. 1. Write about it: Have you ever typed out an angry […]

How to Cope with Tough Experiences — Don’t Lose Hope
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Straightening out Some Relationship Myths — Don’t Lose Hope

Relationship myths including the following: 1. It take two to tango; both partners share responsibility when there’s a broken relationship. Not true. Often it’s the case that one of partners has more serious issues than the other partner, or brings more baggage to the relationship. For example, they may not be able to securely attach, […]

Straightening out Some Relationship Myths — Don’t Lose Hope
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7 Skills for Coping with Loss — Don’t Lose Hope

“There are losses that rearrange the world. Deaths that change the way you see everything. Grief that tears everything down. Pain that transports you to an entirely different universe, even while everyone else thinks nothing has changed.” – Megan Devine Steven Hayes, the founder of ACT (Action and Commitment Therapy) has outlined 7 skills for […]

7 Skills for Coping with Loss — Don’t Lose Hope
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How to be There for a Traumatized Friend — Don’t Lose Hope

In a previous post we talked about some of the statements and comments that can be destructive to the healing process. Below, we talk about some things that can help when you want to support a traumatized friend. 1. When the person starts to talk about the traumatic experience, be aware of the fact that […]

How to be There for a Traumatized Friend — Don’t Lose Hope