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June 10, 2021

The challenges we face during pandemics like COVID-19 can show up as the primary source of stress for many.  Stressors may include isolation, burnout, fear of sickness, and a lack of separation between roles (for example working from home while parenting and home schooling), to name a few.  Although time for oneself is always recommended,  the added stressors that COVID-19 brings makes self-care even more paramount. DIFFERENT TYPES […]

April 21, 2021

We’ve all had that moment when we suddenly think that all our friends hate us. Even when they tell us that they really enjoy our company and want to be around us more. Our brains might say something like “nice try close friend, I know your real agenda is to hate me”. You might start […]

March 23, 2021

When is it a Concern? Alcohol or other substances  Most people have at times wondered if they were drinking too much or if they should take a break. This tends to happen around occasions where alcohol ends up taking up a lot of time, energy, or you notice that you’ve been spending more than you intended, either on alcohol or alcohol related things. While we’re talking […]

July 15, 2020

More extreme and destructive than overeating, binge eating (i.e. food addiction) is compulsive in nature. Like other addictions, it is often done in secret. Feelings of guilt, shame, frustration, disgust and/or self-loathing are often part of what May (2014) terms the “Eat-Repent-Repeat” cycle. Ironically, there’s a great loss of control over eating behaviours as one […]

March 19, 2020

With even positive change comes loss in addition to gains. There exist more than 40 types of losses that we can experience throughout our lifetimes. In other words, more than 40 ways that our worlds can be turned upside down, and hearts potentially broken. Grief is the natural reaction to such losses. It’s a special […]

December 20, 2019

When we trust another person, we are oh-so vulnerable to getting hurt. But here’s the thing: Lifelong mistrust almost guarantees lifelong unfulfillment. As humans, we are naturally hardwired for connection. As such, choosing the path of relentless mistrust isn’t really in our best interests. It’s important that we learn how to leap forward with some […]

September 5, 2019

It’s hard to find someone who knows more about shame than Brené Brown. She’s dedicated her career to studying this topic, along with its close relatives: courage, vulnerability, and empathy. Her work has blown up the Internet, bestsellers lists, and (more recently) Netflix, and she has been trending for years now because she tackles complex […]

August 7, 2019

There’s a fine line between showing a loved one you’re dedicated to working through a sticky issue with them and taking a break from the sticky issue for the greater good. While it’s important to build a tolerance for conflict (i.e. not just run away from it or avoid bringing up issues), timeouts also offer […]