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Toxic Pride

Did you know there’s such a thing as unhealthy positive emotions? It may seem strange, but just as there are healthy and unhealthy versions of negative emotions, there are equally healthy and unhealthy positive emotions. Unhealthy positive emotions are typically overlooked because we generally put an emphasis on the destructive nature of negative emotions instead.…

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The Effects of Random Acts of Kindness

Life can be tough, sometimes even really tough! It’s hard to pull ourselves out of a crumby mood – especially when we’re experiencing a very intense one! When we’re down doesn’t it feel like all we want to do is bring others down with us? It’s so easy to be self-destructive this way. When upset…

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How Long Does Therapy Take?

Therapy doesn’t need to be an arduous never-ending process; however, the length of therapy depends on many factors. Most people imagine therapy where the client lies on a couch, and the therapist asks “how does that make you feel,” as the client rambles on until they eventually have a magical life-changing epiphany. Although television tends…

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Why Do People Ghost?

I regretfully wrote this blog in response to the many complaints and frustrations I hear about this new passive-aggressive tactic known as ghosting. If you’re not already familiar with the term, ghosting refers to the time when someone that we’re dating passively discontinues engagement with us without giving any reason why. We also don’t get…

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Reality Acceptance Mantra

No matter how much something could inconvenience us, and no matter how hard it would make our lives, it doesn’t guarantee that bad things still can’t happen to us. All that should be will be and all that should’ve been already was. Accepting this reality doesn’t mean we have to like what’s going on and…

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How Women Can Overcome Their Sexpectations

~ Written By: Alicia Pinkston, MSc, AASECT When anxiety ruins sex for women… Do you worry you are taking too long to climax? Ever fake an orgasm to please your partner? Do you avoid sex because you are upset with your partner? Do you feel like you need to have “porn star sex”? When doing…

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How To Make Rejection Less Sucky

I have yet to meet anyone who likes rejection. It can be one of the most difficult emotional experiences. We tend to avoid it at all costs and often perceive it happening even when it’s not — yet we still run from it anyway. It’s very understandable why we are this way. The yearning to…

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Say It How You Mean It! (How To Convince Yourself Of New Beliefs)

The intention behind what we say drastically changes depending on the way we say it. The manner in which we tell ourselves things is an underemphasized point when it comes to changing our thinking patterns from unhelpful thoughts to rational constructive ones. We say what we think we’re supposed to as if we’ve rehearsed a…

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Men – What Happens When Anxiety Affects Your Sex Life?

~ Written By: Alicia Pinkston, MSc, AASECT Have you ever had trouble getting or maintaining an erection, concern about ejaculating too quickly or not quick enough, or a loss of desire for sex? Concerns like these can be either psychological or physical, or a combination.  Chances are anxiety could be a contributing factor, given that…

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The Double Whammy! (When we have negative feelings about our negative feelings)

Did you know we can make ourselves anxious about being anxious? We can also have anxiety about depression, anxiety about anger, or even anxiety about embarrassment. This phenomenon when we have a negative emotion about a negative emotion is called a meta-emotion. The meta-emotion is the secondary emotion. I’m going to focus on explaining anxiety…

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