I am expecting my first child (a boy) toward the end of this year. My husband and I are very
The difficulties that we experience during our life can cause all kinds of unwanted emotions. If not handled well, this
I recently read somewhere that people think over 6,200 thoughts a day. That is a lot of information to process
The decision to reach out and ask for help is really hard. Starting counseling and telling someone all of the stuff you wish
When we want to improve our reactions, our ability to handle difficult situations or improve our courage and grit one of the
Over my time as a counselor I have met many individuals, who, at one time or another, have experienced some
In ways, fear and anxiety are like wanting to know the 10-day forecast so that you can make plans well in advance and know what to expect. The thing about 10-day forecasts, though, is that they are rarely right. The voice of fear tells us that if we can plan out and answer all of the questions rolling around in our minds we will feel like we are in control and the stress will go away. But control is elusive – especially in light of a pandemic.
The mental health impacts of COVID-19 remain to be seen, and I anticipate there will be some significant fallout. This list is not meant to be an exhaustive approach to boosting your mental health as there are a lot of ways to improve your mental well-being, but as I think about spending more time at home than I might be used to, these were strategies that came to mind that I will be intentional to practice over the next several weeks. We are in this pandemic together. Let’s be intentional about encouraging one another to take care of ourselves physically AND emotionally.
Coronavirus. COVID-19. Pandemic. Shelter-in-place. These have been the hot topic words over the past week and a half and understandably so.
There has been a lot of talk about how to keep families and kids physically safe and healthy during this COVID-19 pandemic, but from my perspective, health also includes emotional well-being. So what are parents to do?
Most people cringe at the sound of those two words. Just the idea of sitting in a room with your grouchy spouse and a complete stranger to talk about your problems is not very inciting. Yet marital conflict is one of the most common reasons why people find themselves in counseling. Though every couple is different. There are three common steps I tend to address with couples.