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Beyond the Moment: How Stress Can Have Lasting Effects

Beyond the Moment: How Stress Can Have Lasting Effects

If you’re like most people living in our crazy modern world, chances are that you’re very familiar with stress. Stress comes at us from all sides. Working, looking for work, paying our bills, taking care of our home and children, and juggling the myriad other...
4 Tips to Better Manage Your Stress

4 Tips to Better Manage Your Stress

Our modern lives have many advantages that previous generations did not. Advanced medical care and treatments, improved opportunities for women and minorities, greater awareness of children’s needs, to name a few. Unfortunately, the importance of good mental health is...
Signs of PTSD: How to Tell If You Have It

Signs of PTSD: How to Tell If You Have It

You have probably heard a lot about post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in the media. This disorder is a mix of symptoms that develop after a traumatic event. It’s commonly associated with individuals who have been in combat, survived terrible accidents, abuse, and...
4 Ways Trauma Affects Your Relationship

4 Ways Trauma Affects Your Relationship

In many cases, you probably think of trauma as being something that you experience individually on your own. You may falsely assume that it does not affect your relationships with other people. It is normal to focus on trauma’s painful effects on yourself, of course....
4 Ways You Can Support a Loved One with Anxiety

4 Ways You Can Support a Loved One with Anxiety

If you’ve never experienced anxiety, you may not realize how difficult it is for your loved one to live with it. When someone you love experiences fears about things that seem normal to you, it can be hard to understand what is going on. Maybe you get frustrated...
5 Strategies for Coping with Depression during the Pandemic

5 Strategies for Coping with Depression during the Pandemic

Although there is hope on the horizon that the pandemic is nearing its end, you are probably still living with and dealing with the effects of the pandemic. Many people have experienced depression for the first time during the loneliness and uncertainty of the...
3 Tips for Managing Anxiety When it Creeps up on You in Public

3 Tips for Managing Anxiety When it Creeps up on You in Public

If you struggle with anxiety, you know it can be sneaky. Whether you have a generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety, or specific phobias, anxiety can strike out of nowhere. You might be perusing the aisles at the grocery store, taking your kids to the playground,...
5 Effective Habits to Reduce Anxiety

5 Effective Habits to Reduce Anxiety

Anxiety is common. And since the beginning of the COVID pandemic, more people are experiencing anxiety than ever before. Anxiety can impact every area of life, and in more moderate and severe cases, it creates significant suffering for those experiencing it. If you...
Your Loved One has Depression – Here’s What You Can Do to Help

Your Loved One has Depression – Here’s What You Can Do to Help

Living with depression is never easy — both for those with it and those who love them. Depression can affect every single facet of daily life, making even the simplest of things feel impossible. You probably watch your loved one struggling and wish you knew what you...
Overcoming the Unique Challenges of a Blended Family

Overcoming the Unique Challenges of a Blended Family

When you meet and fall in love with a new partner after a divorce or breakup, blending your families may be the last thing on your mind. After all, you are enjoying the emotional high of a new romance. You are thrilled to have found someone else to love and spend your...
3 Tips to Help Co-Parent with an EX

3 Tips to Help Co-Parent with an EX

Divorce or relationship breakups that involve children are so much more complicated and painful than those without. After all, you still must see and communicate with the person you are no longer with. No matter how painful the dissolution of your relationship was,...