Having a baby can be one of the most exciting experiences in a person’s life. Social media is filled with pictures of happy parents with their beautiful new babies. What you don’t see are the other feelings that are not talked about and harder to understand – feelings like sadness, having trouble bonding with your […]
Regardless of the state of the world, we still have anchor points we can identify and use to build a predictable routine.
Looking to help manage stress? Try playing! When we play and laugh, it can help release positive endorphins to help our bodies and brains feel better.
Although it’s a good time to do it, you probably don’t need to hear anyone else telling you how you can use this time to clean and organize your house. And even though it’s easy, you probably shouldn’t just sit in front of the TV or play on your phone. Being stuck at home gives […]
While school breaks can create new opportunities for family adventures and cherished memories, it can also increase behavior issues at home. Many kids lose their predictable schedule during breaks, which can cause them to test boundaries or respond with angry outbursts when bored or lacking routine. If your sunny days are being dampened by a […]
Looking for a boost in your daily routine? Try taking a break and practicing meditation.
By Cecelia Oxford, LICSW PRO Medical Counselor As we all try to navigate this unprecedented time, there are many things from all angles that we must consider, from how to keep our family and those around us healthy to how to keep kids learning and engaged in education. Now that most are working from home, […]
Need to de-stress in this time of major change? Get creative – literally. Creativity has shown to help reduce stress.
In this new age of ubiquitous news availability, what are we to do when all the news seems like it’s bad? Our self-preservation instinct suggests that we cut ourselves off from it completely, but to be a caring and engaged member of society suggests that we “stay informed”. A recent survey by the American Psychological […]
For many people, the New Year brings with it the opportunity to establish healthier new habits. From a mental health perspective, here are a few ways to establish habits to reduce stress and create more ease in your daily life. Establish a smoother morning routine Everyone is busy. However, busy does not necessarily mean productive. […]