Saturday, November 27, 2021

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...

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...

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...

How to Avoid Being Emotionally Drained by the News

Many of us have ups and downs. We all encounter both good and bad things during the day. Sometimes it can be more of...

What My Husband Wished He Had Known Before We Got Married

The other day, over coffee and a Duolingo break, I asked my husband “what are some things you wish you had known about marriage…before we got married?” Yes, I went there. Even though we have been together for years (nearing a decade...

Inside Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors

Body-focused repetitive behaviors are difficult to define. trichotillomania (hair-pulling) was only included in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) in 1987, while excoriation "skin-picking" disorder was only added in the fifth edition in 2013. ...

Am I There Yet? Surviving Major Life Transitions

Do you remember watching those cartoons where the kids were in the back of the car screaming, “Are we there yet?!” This phrase can...

Why Self Care is so Important this Holiday Season

Holidays can be wonderful, though a struggle at the same time. Some people don't feel connected to their family. There are also people who...

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...
Giving thanks

Seven Ways to be Grateful this Holiday Season

The holiday season is thought of as a time to celebrate and spend time with loved ones. This can be difficult for many people...

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