Get Outside for Your Mental Health

Get Outside for Your Mental Health

Summer is closely approaching and we’ve already seen quite a few beautiful, sunny days where the outdoors seems to be just begging us to put down our computers and go for a stroll. It is time for us to open our windows and feel the soft breeze flow through our homes,...

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Why Social Connection Is Important for Mental Health

Why Social Connection Is Important for Mental Health

We all function as part of society — whether we classify ourselves as introverted or extroverted — and within that society, we learn, grow, work, and dream. The truth is, we choose which societies we want to interact with, which communities and groups of people we...

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Coping with Trauma-Related Dissociation

Coping with Trauma-Related Dissociation

Dissociation is being disconnected from your surroundings, others around you, and even yourself in a moment. In the simplest terms, it is being disconnected from the moment. Now, all of us have times that we are disconnected from our current moment when we are...

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Preparing to Lose A Loved One to Cancer

Preparing to Lose A Loved One to Cancer

When most people hear the word grief they think of the period of time after a loved one has passed when family and friends grieve. Everyone handles this grief differently, some see the time after a loved one has passed as only the time to mourn that passing, some see...

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Are You Experiencing Trauma Symptoms from the Pandemic

Are You Experiencing Trauma Symptoms from the Pandemic

When most people hear the word “trauma” they think of veterans who come home from their time at war having lost dear friends and battled for their safety (and ours) or they may think of the many brave women who have stepped up in the #MeToo movement as survivors of...

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What Is Emotional Abuse?

What Is Emotional Abuse?

When people think of the word “abuse” they oftentimes think of physical or sexual abuse before the idea of emotional abuse comes up in their heads. Unfortunately, though, emotional abuse is actually one of the most common types of abuse, with about 50% of Americans...

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Signs of an Abusive Relationship

Signs of an Abusive Relationship

According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, on average, nearly 20 people are physically abused by an intimate partner every minute. This equates to over 10 million men and women being abused by their partners in a single year.   While these...

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How to Cope: Anxiety When Meeting Your Partner’s Friends

How to Cope: Anxiety When Meeting Your Partner’s Friends

There is nothing unusual about feeling a bit nervous or anxious about meeting your partner’s friends. Whether you’ve been with them for years or you’re just starting your relationship, meeting their friends can be stressful — after all, you want them to like you. ...

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How to Cope: Anxiety on a First Date

How to Cope: Anxiety on a First Date

Going on a first date is stressful. Whether you’ve known your date since you were five years old swimming in the pop-up pool in your backyard or you have never met them before, simply the idea of a first date is enough to queue the butterflies in our stomachs.  ...

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How to Cope: Anxiety Before Sex

How to Cope: Anxiety Before Sex

Sexual anxiety can happen to anyone.    Whether you’re exploring sexual intimacy in a new relationship or you’ve been in the same relationship for years, sexual anxiety (yours or your partner’s) can greatly impact your relationship.    In this article, we’re...

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How to Cope: Anxiety in a Job Interview

How to Cope: Anxiety in a Job Interview

Let’s be completely honest here, the idea of a stranger judging your worth based on your appearance and ability to “sell yourself” in a single conversation is terrifying.    It is no surprise that so many of us feel tremendous anxiety around interviews. Luckily...

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Sex Tips for Mature Couples: Sex After Sixty

Sex Tips for Mature Couples: Sex After Sixty

When you were a kid you probably didn’t even want to think about whether or not your parents were still having sex. But now that you’re older and feeling like you might not be getting the level of physical intimacy from your partner as you’d like, you might be...

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Tips for Small Talk When You Have Social Anxiety

Tips for Small Talk When You Have Social Anxiety

Whether you suffer from social anxiety or the past few years of isolation have made you a hundred times more self-conscious of your conversation skills, there is nothing unusual about feeling anxious in social situations. Especially in social situations where you are...

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Your Sexual Relationship Rights

Your Sexual Relationship Rights

A lot of us grow up not fully understanding what being in a healthy sexual relationship means. Whether we had “the talk” after we’d already become sexually active or didn’t actually learn anything from the mandatory “sex ed” class, most of us go into physically...

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Lonely in Your Marriage? How to Reconnect

Lonely in Your Marriage? How to Reconnect

A lot of people wonder how you could be lonely in marriage — how you could be lonely when you’re a part of a long-lasting committed relationship like marriage.   But there’s a tremendous difference between being alone and being lonely. Being lonely has nothing to...

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How To Be a Better Listener in a Relationship & Marriage

How To Be a Better Listener in a Relationship & Marriage

If asked, most people would consider themselves good listeners. But is that actually true? Think about the last time you had a conversation with your partner. What were you doing?    Were you watching the TV in the background? Scrolling through your social media...

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Generational Hurt & Healing

Generational Hurt & Healing

There are many of us who come from lineages that feel fragmented, or have had trouble finding a place of belonging in the families we come from. Maybe your languages have been lost, stolen or forgotten, your stories buried, or some wound found its way into the home...

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