Melissa Woods Tips and Advice Blog
The National Institute of Mental Health states that “OCD is a common, chronic disorder in which a person has uncontrollable, reoccurring thoughts (obsessions) and behaviors (compulsions) that he or she feels the urge to repeat over and over in response to the obsession.”
During this fearful time and not knowing what to expect, I found these words comforting and inspirational. I don’t have the correct citation for who wrote this but will use quotes where appropriate.
What happens when the client feels it is time to leave your therapist, but the therapist is making it difficult to end things?
To forgive someone else seems much easier than forgiving yourself. You can accept their apology, or not and move forward. When you are the person to forgive, how do you move forward?
To have self love means taking care of your own needs and not discounting your welfare to please others.
People with insomnia tend to have trouble falling asleep, staying asleep throughout the night, or they wake up too early in the morning.
For many parents, saying goodbye to a son or daughter headed off to college can be one of life’s heart-wrenching moments, especially a child who’s been a primary focus in your life.
I never had back issues until 2007. I was sitting at my desk paying bills and suddenly my back froze-up. I dropped to my knees, slowly fell to the floor and couldn’t get up.
I believe that being independent means being able to take care of yourself, your own needs and making your own decisions while considering the people around you and your environment.
When summer solstice hits June 21st, the sun is at its height. The warmth and light help us to nourish and grow the plants in our garden.
In the United States, Mother’s Day is celebrated on Sunday May 12th, as this day approaches have you thought of how you will honor your mom?
The buds on the trees were pink and abundant, indicating soon the trees will be filled with flowers. Themes of spring are rebirth, renewal and the promise that everything can begin again. Letting go and embracing something new.
The pressure to achieve this target can be difficult and enormous, even to the point to cause anxiety. So, why not look at your goal to help with the symptoms of anxiety?
Many associate the month of February with love and romance, probably due to Valentine’s Day, and for women’s heart health.
Many people who suffer from anxiety do so silently. Shame can be the main cause of this pain.
Self-reflection is important if you want to live your best life. Even though you should review your life throughout the year, it’s important to set some time aside to evaluate the whole year and reflect on it.
Summer season is drawing to a close, as fall is just around the corner to greet us on September 22nd. With the season approaching, you can count on deciduous trees coming aflame bursting with orange, red and bright yellow.
Using acupuncture for anxiety is a common and effective treatment that helps to calm nerves and promote a sense of peace, balance, and restoration.
As a parent of a millennial, I have been concerned about my son’s future and how it affects his mental well-being.
For the longest time, the stigma associated with mental illness only affected the poor, the old, the sick and healthy, it didn’t discriminate. Hollywood has shone a light on the problem within the entertainment industry.