Tag: mental health

Seasonal Affective Disorder and the Urge to Hibernate

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Winter is hard and this year was particularly brutal. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that fluctuates with the seasons. It usually...

Talking About Male Mental Health

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What happens when your husband needs help? I’m not talking about putting a fitted sheet on a bed or picking out a matching outfit...

I Let My Kids Take “Mental Health Days”

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If you have children in grades K-12, you’ve probably had to call the front office a time or two to report an absence. The...

It’s Time To Choose Self Care, You Are Worth It

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Dear Moms, As a mom, your needs often come last. It's easy to believe you don't have time for self care. Instead, it’s always kids...

It’s the End of My Meds as I Know It (And...

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I was on antidepressants for almost a decade. I started taking them after the birth of my second daughter. I suffered from postpartum depression. I identified...

Self Care and Mental Health Awareness

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As moms we may feel like we are constantly pouring from an empty cup. We are stretched thin and sometimes feel as though we...

5 Ways to Cope with Strong Emotions

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In my job as a therapist, I work with individuals to help them develop healthy coping skills to deal with life stressors and strong...

Helping Your Child Cope with BIG Feelings

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ABCs. 123s. Shapes. Colors. Writing their name. Identifying letters. Writing and sounding out words. Patterns. Operations. Is YOUR kid Kindergarten ready? Since my oldest was...

Everyday Mindfulness: Help for Living Fully in Each Moment

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One of the skills I prided myself on in my son's early years was mental multitasking. I remember planning his entire first birthday party...

Confronting Anxiety: One Mom’s Journey

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My entire life I’ve been competitive. The slightest suggestion of a race, game, bet, challenge, or test and my pupils constrict, my heart races,...