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Better Ways to Cope with Grief During the Holidays

Posted by on Dec 8, 2017 in Alpha Blog | 0 comments

Better Ways to Cope with Grief During the Holidays

  The holidays can be an extremely difficult time for those who are grieving, or for those who have lost loved ones in the past the holidays can drudge up the grief they have already addressed. While it is human to grieve and to miss ones that you have lost, grief can actually stand in your way if you don’t know how to properly cope with it.  Here is a quick list of ways to help cope with grief this holiday season:   ALLOW YOURSELF TO FEEL. If you’re feeling emotions that are unpleasant allow yourself to feel them and allow them...

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A Lesson in Perspective

Posted by on Oct 28, 2017 in Alpha Blog | 0 comments

A Lesson in Perspective

The idea of the glass being half empty vs. half full is pretty well known to everyone. Often people will say something along the lines of “I’m trying to be positive, you know see the glass as half-full”, or something such as “he is just so negative, always views the glass as half empty”. While this is just a figure of speech, the way and the frequency with which it is used shows an interesting fact about our society. Because in all honesty, who cares if the glass is half full or half empty? Either way there is the...

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Top Relationship Communication Needs

Posted by on Oct 6, 2017 in Alpha Blog | 0 comments

Top Relationship Communication Needs

Most people know that being in a relationship requires some work and a lot of communication. While communication is a pretty standard part of all relationships, most people struggle with why they need to communicate and what needs to be communicated when. There isn’t a one-size-fits all answer to this, as each relationship is different. However, there are some common threads that will run through most relationships. Keep reading to find out the top reasons communication are a must for a successful relationship and the most important...

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How Anxiety Leads to Anger

Posted by on Aug 10, 2017 in Alpha Blog | 0 comments

How Anxiety Leads to Anger

Anxiety has many symptoms beyond just “feeling anxious”. A racing heart, shortness of breath and trouble concentrating are often associated with anxiety. One symptom that many overlook as a biproduct of anxiety is anger. Often times people who have anxiety deal with isolation, feelings of being misunderstood, and other serious issues as a result of their anxiety. Because anxiety can be so hard to control and can cause so much chaos in ones life, it makes sense that someone suffering from it may feel angry. Keep in mind that anger...

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Signs Your Relationship is in Trouble

Posted by on Aug 10, 2017 in Alpha Blog | 0 comments

Signs Your Relationship is in Trouble

It is common when entering a new relationship for one or both people involved to have doubts or concerns about their new commitment. While having concerns is normal, there are some signs that are actually big red flags that continuing this relationship may not be a good idea. Here is a quick list of some of the signs that may be an indication to take a step back or  slow down. THE PAST IS STILL IN THE PRESENT. This is one of the most obvious and annoying red flags that can pop up in new relationships. If there is baggage that is being...

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Handling Anxiety

Posted by on Jul 16, 2017 in Alpha Blog | 0 comments

Handling Anxiety

It is likely that at some point in all of our lives we will have a loved one, friend, or coworker that deals with anxiety, or deal with it ourselves. One of the hardest parts of anxiety is that there is a huge breakdown in communication between the afflicted and those surrounding them. Often the people who are around the person dealing with it try their hardest to “make things better”. They often feel that they must walk on eggshells or change how they act to aovid triggering anxiety. The individual who is afflicted with the...

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Recognizing Depression

Posted by on Jul 16, 2017 in Alpha Blog | 0 comments

Recognizing Depression

While it is recommended and most beneficial for anyone with a suspected mental illness to seek professional help, some may not even know how to recognize that they have a problem. While everyone handles depression differently, and mental illnesses can manifest in a multitude of ways, there are some warning signs that someone is dealing with or even knowingly hiding their depression. This quick checklist gives some of the most prevelant warning signs of possible depression. Struggle with maintaining any good, healthy intimate...

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Signs You Should Seek Help

Posted by on Jun 7, 2017 in Alpha Blog | 0 comments

Signs You Should Seek Help

Many people that could truly benefit from seeking mental health counseling don’t, simply because they aren’t sure if what they are experiencing truly warrants “talking to someone” about. While it is true that some things can be dealt with by an individual fairly appropriately, there are some issues and behaviors that may require a clinical professional’s expertise to help navigate in a healthy way.  Here is a quick reference of behaviors or signs that may warrant looking into professional counseling for yourself or loved...

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ADHD in Adulthood

Posted by on Apr 21, 2017 in Alpha Blog | 0 comments

ADHD in Adulthood

In the past ADHD, or attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder was thought to solely affect children and adolescents. This misinformation was mostly based in the idea that a child simply grows out of ADHD. However, years of research has shown that ADHD follows 30-70% of sufferers into adulthood. It is important to understand that ADHD is not simply misbehaving or being “hyper”, it can be a very complex issue with treatment challenges throughout an individual’s lifetime. It is generally marked by a delay in maturity in the area...

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Warning Signs of An Abusive Relationship

Posted by on Apr 21, 2017 in Alpha Blog | 0 comments

Warning Signs of An Abusive Relationship

Relationships are complex and often complicated. No relationship is perfect, and all relationships will experience difficulties. But it is important to recognize the signs of abuse in a relationship and to reach out for help if you are in an abusive relationship. While physical abuse is more easily recognized, mental and emotional abuse can be hard to spot. Here is a few warning signs of an abusive relationship: Your partner often says hurtful things to you. Your partner embarasses you intentionally in public settings (often by talking down...

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