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10 Tips for Rejuvenating Yourself
Being “productive” is such a common value nowadays that you may feel pressure to always get things done to the point of not resting or honoring your body when it’s sick. You may be thinking, “I don’t have time to rest!” or “There’s so much to do, I have to work through dinner.” Day in and day out.
If you just go-go-go all the time without slowing down and allowing for rest or “being lazy” at times, you could eventually burn out, compromise your immune system, and negatively impact your sleep and mood. The negative effects of stress on health and well-being are commonly known… read more.
What Exactly is Bullying?
As a therapist, a question I often get from parents and administrators is what exactly is bullying? Or does so and so behavior count as bullying? I’m here to help give some insight!
Bullying can be defined as unwanted, repeated and aggressive behavior (key word aggressive, bullying must include aggressive behavior) that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. Bullying behaviors include making threats, spreading rumors, attacking someone either physically or verbally and excluding someone from a group on purpose… read more.
Breaking the Silence
Following the chronicling of the “Me too” movement by Pulitzer Prize winning, Ronan Farrow, the millions of voices of sexual abuse and harassment survivors was harrowing. Sexual abuse. The words alone invoke shame, fear, anger, and disgust. However, for the first time in history, survivors began to speak up and bust through the stigma of shame. What followed was solidarity and a collective voice of men and women around the United States who finally broke free of their shackles of shame and owned their truth… read more.
Lessons from Parenting: What Anger Teaches Us
Today in our parenting group, one of the parents learned about himself by taking a step back to get to know his anger. This can be really challenging to do because we often have an urge to get rid of our anger or to bulldoze through it. Many of us learn growing up that anger is “not good” and we need to “stop being upset.” So when we get to be adults, we haven’t learned how to decipher what our anger is trying to tell us. We can be left feeling like an angry or even a bad person for not being able to better manage our anger… read more.
10 STEPS TO OVERCOME IMPOSTER SYNDROME
We all face self-doubt on some level. However, that self-doubt can really reach a whole new level the more accomplished or successful we become. There is an actual term for those who are unable to internalize their accomplishments. In 1978 psychologists, Suzanne Imes and Pauline Clance, coined the term Imposter Syndrome to define those who continually doubt their own accomplishments and have a constant fear that they will be “found out” or exposed as a fraud. No matter the amount of accolades or accomplishments, those who suffer from Imposter Syndrome are convinced that somehow their success is sheer luck & undeserving. They believe others are more capable and more intelligent than they are and at any moment… read more.
MAKING SENSE OF MOTHERHOOD
Whether planned or not, finding out that you are pregnant can bring a mix of emotions. Feelings of joy or sadness can begin to arise as you realize you will need to make drastic changes in your life. Sometimes these feelings slowly begin to get in the way of your thinking, functioning, and the ability to care for yourself. With no manuals that tell you everything that will happen or answers to your every question, you are left wondering and feeling overwhelmed. Within time comes the baby and everyone around you is saying “Wow! You must be so happy; you have a baby now”. But you really don’t feel that way, maybe you feel indifferent, sad, disconnected, or have a hard time accepting that you are now… read more.
FOUR WAYS TO COMMUNICATE MORE EFFECTIVELY ABOUT SEX WITH YOUR PARTNER(S)
Whether you’re hooking up with a new partner for the first time, inviting someone new into a pre-existing sexual relationship, or you’ve been monogamous with the same partner for years, communicating about sex is vital. However, understanding the importance of communicating about sex and actually doing it can sometimes be where the challenge lies. The following are just a few ways to help overcome that hurdle… read more.
THE THREE BEST PARENTING TIPS
Parenting might come naturally for some. But, we all know that having babies do not come with a manual (don’t you wish it did!), which leaves parenting skills to be acquired through the trial and error. And while there is nothing wrong with learning as you go, a little support can go a long way. As an Attachment and Reflective Parenting Specialist, time and time again, I’ve been asked what the best tips and suggestion are to help become a more effective parent to a baby… read more.
HOW TO COMBAT STRESS AT THE BEGINNING OF THE SCHOOL YEAR
Folks, school is back in session! It’s the time for back to school shopping, picking up textbooks, get a lay of the campus, and did I mention the shopping?? Going back to school means a return to routine, tests, homework, seeing old friends and making new ones, adjusting to a new schedule, transitions, and learning new subjects. It’s tiring just to think about, so let’s review some tips for teens and parents to combat stress at the beginning of the school year… read more.