Monday, June 17, 2019

11 Ways to Destress After a Long Work Week

Destressing after a long week can be difficult to do, especially when you feel like you have no time to do it. I've been asked several times, "I have so many things to do. How much down time do I actually need?" The answer varies with each person and c...
Moms don't worry

Moms: Don’t Worry So Much

As if that's possible.   But give it a shot, because there's a study in the Journal of Marriage and Family that demonstrates that neither the amount of accessible (present but not directly interacting) nor engaged (directly interacting) time tha...
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Creating the Spa In Everyday Life

This past weekend I had the amazing opportunity to spend the day with one of my close friends at a spa. It left all of wishing that it could be a daily indulgence. Although it is unlikely for any of us to relocate to the spa of our choosing permanent...

Is it Just Stress, or is it Burn Out?

You wonder, “Is there a difference between the two?” When you are under stress, you can have temporary feelings of fatigue, anxiousness, moodiness and restlessness. These...

Handling Child Visitation Schedules During the Summer

Going through a divorce tends to be stressful for all parties. The stress level significantly increases when you add children into this process. If custody is shared, this means that children are shifted back and forth throughout the year and that su...

The Gamble of Being Unapologetically Me

The Gamble of Being Unapologetically Me   I believe writing this article is similar to writing the directions to solve a Rubik’s cube or giving someone the cheat codes to a complex video game. If you’ve ever used a cheat code or go...

Mind-Body Connections for Coping with Crisis

Mind-Body Connections for Coping with Crisis   The gun violence in Orlando, FL that claimed the lives of 50 people this week, as well as the ongoing epidemic of violent acts on civilians has unsettled many of us. How can we feel safe in the face...

Adult + First Year of College = Stress

By Tamara J. Reeves, Ph.D. You are Not Alone I have been teaching college students for a long time. Two years ago, I made the transition to teaching an entry level course at the University of Phoenix that is designed for new students who have been o...

Stop Blaming (Yourself)

By Hilary Jacobs Hendel, LCSW     In the words of Brene Brown, “Blame is a way we discharge pain. “   We blame others, hurling insults and digging our heels into the cushy comfort of self-righteous indignation. &nbs...

Fear, Gloom, and Panic, Oh My!

In a recent post, I suggested that our survival instinct, which has served us so well for so long, may now be failing us. Why? because the reactions that arise as part of the fight-or-flight response are often no longer effective in a world that i...

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