Self-Care Series Part 2: Psychological Self-Care and Attending to Our Minds As we discussed in our previous blog, self-care encompasses anything we do to take care of ourselves – physically, emotionally, psychologically, and spiritually. It is an important part of maintaining our health and well-being, and it’s something that should be practiced regularly. There are
Self-Care Series Part 1: Physical Self-Care and What Our Bodies Need Self-care is vitally important for our mental health and well-being. It’s a way of taking care of ourselves emotionally, mentally, and physically, so that we can function better in our everyday lives. It can include anything from getting enough sleep and exercise to spending
After a Loss: “Am I Grieving Right?” In life, we experience many types of losses. These losses can be small and, perhaps, less significant, such as when a favorite pen is misplaced, or they can be significant, such as the death of a loved one. Regardless of the size of the loss, we all have
Establishing a Healthy Connection with a Toddler: 5 Fundamentals for Strong Attachments A strong, healthy attachment is the foundation for a toddler’s social, emotional, and cognitive development. When toddlers feel loved and securely attached to their parents, they thrive. A healthy attachment relationship with your toddler is essential for their emotional development and future relationships.
On Becoming: Choosing Self-Acceptance as a Way to Move Forward Self-acceptance is the process of recognizing and accepting all aspects of ourselves, including those that we perceive as negative. It is an important step on the road to self-love and can play a significant role in our mental health. It can be really hard to
Work Life Balance: Establishing and Maintaining Effective Professional Boundaries No one can work all the time and maintain optimum productivity. Yet, the way that many of us live our lives is driven by constant ‘doing’ and pressure to fulfill infinite demands. We all need breaks, time to recharge and time to focus on other areas
Dishonesty in Relationships Part 2: Recovering after Lies Lies can come in many forms: from small, white lies that seem insignificant to bigger lies that have life-altering consequences. Regardless of their size, all lies have the ability to damage and have a devastating effect on a relationship. If you have been lied to by
Dishonesty in Relationships Part 1: Different Types of Lies and Why We Do Them Whether we are willing to acknowledge it or not, we all have lied to some extent. Dishonesty in relationships is frequently what brings couples to relationship counseling. Our first response to the idea of ‘lying’ may be one that is negative
Habit Formation: 3 Essential Strategies to Build and Maintain a Habit Habits encompass a significant number of decisions and behavioral patterns that can have an impact on our mental health. As we go through our day-to-day lives, we develop routines and patterns that can be helpful or harmful to our mental well-being. How Habit
Finding the Words: How to Talk to Your Child about Adoption Adoption can be a difficult topic for parents to discuss with their children for a variety of reasons. Parents may feel unsure of how to broach the subject, or they may worry that their child will not be able to handle the news.
Productivity: Ways of Reducing Procrastination and Regaining a Sense of Accomplishment We’ve all been there: That moment when we’re staring at a blank document or screen, completely overwhelmed and not sure where to start. And then we put it off until later, only to find that later turns into never. Sound familiar? Procrastination has a
Criticism and its Impact on Relationships: Find New Ways to Enhance Your Interactions Criticism is defined as the act of passing judgment on someone or something, typically as a result of observation or evaluation. It can be constructive or destructive, helpful or harmful. If criticism is constant, it can slowly erode the relationship until it’s