Parenting SOS for the Age of COVID

Parenting SOS for 2020

I'm convinced there is a special place in heaven being carved out for working parents of toddlers right now. But really, all parents are being challenged in new and ever changing ways with virtual school, kids stuck at home, and the many worries about health and safety that have become commonplace during 2020. The struggle is real, ya'll! That's why...[ read more ]

PTSD Unpacked

A PTSD diagnosis can feel overwhelming, but it's really not that complicated once you understand what's happening to you. This ~20 minute video breaks PTSD down in a straight-forward and easy to understand way: What is PTSD (or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)? How Do I know If I have PTSD? What are Symptoms of PTSD? What does it Feel like...[ read more ]

How to Ask for Help in Times of Need

You probably remember a time in school or out shopping when you wanted to ask for help, but stopped yourself. You might have even had a prompt from the teacher: "Does anyone have any questions?" or from an associate "Is there something I can help you with?" Still, even when it's their job (or their joy) to help, you might...[ read more ]

5 Signs of Childhood Emotional Neglect

For many, childhood is a time of wonder and adventure; a time when all needs are met and comfort is merely a whimper away. And yet for others, childhood never feels quite safe or secure. For these people, emotional neglect was something that colored their early years and affects them as adults. Childhood Emotional Neglect (CEN) is the result of...[ read more ]

5 Subtle Exercises to Calm Anxiety in Public

Anxiety Help in Public

According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, 40 million adults over the age of 18 suffer from an anxiety disorder. If you are one of them, you know how difficult your life can feel most days. When anxiety strikes, the world around us can become a sort of funhouse, only not that much fun. The world can feel...[ read more ]

Video: COVID-19 and The Risk of Domestic Violence

Coronavirus has wrecked havoc on the world and forced us inside our homes. For some this is a nice break, but for many it has caused a specific set of circumstances in place that make the risk of domestic violence increase dramatically. You can read more about this topic in a recent blog post, also.   The following video answers...[ read more ]

Is COVID-19 Putting You At Risk Of Domestic Violence?

Help For Domestic Violence

Stress, financial strain, sudden changes to daily routines, fear, and real risk of bodily harm...these are all things that are causing many people an overload of anxiety right now. COVID-19 has caused an explosion of fear-based social media and news reports. It can feel difficult to escape. You might feel overwhelmed by the simple task of getting out of bed,...[ read more ]

Child Abuse: Recognizing the Signs

Every year, an estimated 700,000 children are abused in the United States; and every day, five children die because of child abuse. While these statistics are heartbreaking, you may be even more surprised to learn that when children report abuse to an adult in their life, only 58% of those adults take action. As adults, it's our responsibility to help...[ read more ]

COVID-19 + A History Of Trauma = Overload, But There’s Help

Are you on trauma overload? You probably are if you're not finding yourself shocked and surprised by the recent turn of events caused by COVID-19 shutting down the world. Overwhelmed, sure. On edge, definitely. But surprised? no. If this describes how you have been feeling, you probably have a long history of dealing with fear and uncertainty because that has...[ read more ]

Know What’s At Stake By NOT Doing Therapy

[embed][/embed] How Important Is Therapy? A lot of people think of therapy as something that's elective. It works much better if you make the decision to do the work, of course, but attending to your mental health is crucial. Let us explain why. What Happens When You Ignore Your Mental Health? Without a basic understanding and attention to your emotions,...[ read more ]

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