Keeping a Routine When Life is Not Routine

I dislike the term “new normal” when referring to the current healthcare crisis associated with COVID-19.  I believe it is meant to give comfort to people within a changing world; however, I think we need to accept that at least for the…

Social Distancing and Your Relationship

Social distancing creates interesting dilemmas for maintaining healthy relationships.  During this unprecedented time it is important to remain open with your partner as you navigate boundaries around social distancing.  Below are some tips to keep your relationship strong both now and beyond…

Labeling and Self Esteem

Labeling is a large contributor to poor self esteem which is often overlooked.  Labeling within a behavioral health context means using a broad (often negative) term to describe oneself based upon one’s behaviors and/or thinking patterns.  Labeling creates an issue where negative …

Recovering From Infidelity: Do’s and Don’ts

You just found out your partner has been having an affair.  You feel hurt, betrayed, angry and several other emotions that you can’t necessarily process at the moment.  You don’t want to end the relationship, but you’re not sure where to begin…

Setting Loving Limits-Parenting with a Purpose

I would argue that parenting is probably the most difficult job out there.  There isn’t a rule book that has answers to all the specific problems you will face within your specific household with your specific children.  It can be hard at…

ADHD IN THE WORKPLACE

Whether you have been diagnosed as a child or as an adult, learning how to manage symptoms of ADHD in a professional context can be daunting.  Unfortunately several common symptoms of ADHD (i.e. difficulty focusing, forgetfulness, distractibility, etc.) are symptoms that can…

Relational Intentionality: 6 Ways to Devote Time to Connecting with Your Spouse

Kids.  Job. Friends.  Household Responsibilities  Extended family. Self care.  Spouse. There are a ton of demands on people’s everyday lives.  It can be hard to balance all of our relationships and responsibilities in the day to day, and more often than not…

Even Spiderman Gets Sad: Normalizing Emotions

My son is currently obsessed with Spiderman.  We have Spiderman clothes, Spiderman shoes, Spiderman toys, Spiderman toothbrushes, etc.  You name it we have the merchandise. I’ve got to give Spiderman his props though, because he managed to teach my son a lesson…

Making Mindfulness a Daily Habit

Mindfulness is most simply put being aware and present at any given moment of our thoughts, feelings, and experiences.  This can be a disconcerting practice for anyone, most notably those that struggle with anxiety and depression. For mindfulness to be effective during…

Rediscovering Yourself Following An Abusive Relationship

After an abusive relationship ends, whether long term or short term, it can be difficult for people to rediscover who they are and what they like. Generally speaking most relationships where abuse is present can leave the survivor of abuse unsure of…

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