By Harry Petsanis and Donna McCance Overthinking Overthinking happens when you allow yourself to worry, dwell, and think excessively about things you can’t control now and in the future, as well as ruminating about past events (thinking about things over and over again). Overthinking is a learned behavior that is a result of life experiences such as conditioning and trauma. Overthinking can lead to stress, self-doubt, increased anxiety, depression, and other mental health con
By Harry Petsanis and Donna McCance Hypocrisy Expecting everyone to live up to a standard that you have no intention of living up to yourself is hypocrisy. It is making judgements about what we believe is right or wrong for others, yet not applying them to ourselves. It is saying something, doing something else, and criticizing someone else for doing the same thing! Hypocrisy is part of human nature, a characteristic we have that affects the way we feel, think, and behave.
By Harry Petsanis and Donna McCance Rejection Rejection is a painful feeling we get when we have been rejected by someone. When someone rejects us, they refuse to accept us, give us attention or affection, and deny us something we want or need. Research shows that rejection is neurologically connected to the brain in the area where we experience physical pain, or hurt, and is associated with our evolutionary development, the need to belong to a group for safety from predator
By Harry Petsanis and Donna McCance Stress is our body’s emotional and physical reaction to pressure and tension that we get in response to changes and demands in our lives. We all experience stressful situations to some degree because change is always occurring around us. Stress is the body’s natural reaction to what is perceived as a threatening situation, which in limited amounts can be a positive thing because this helps to keep us safe. Stress is also an emotional resp