Practical Tips for Helping Your Partner Feel Heard and Understood

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Everyone wants to feel like they matter. That’s especially true when you’re in a relationship. But, sometimes, that’s easier said than done. No matter how much you love and care about your partner, they might still feel like you don’t fully understand them.  Needless to say, that can be frustrating for both of you. Even […]

Retirement Depression and How to Cope with This New Chapter

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Picture this: you go from working 40+ hours a week with set routines and schedules, then one day, you retire and that routine is gone. People, places, and things you used to see are now memories, and it’s time to make new ones. When planning for retirement, it’s common to not consider the emotional toll […]

The Impact of Divorce on Children: Processing Change and Emotion

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Divorce can be a difficult life change to navigate for an entire family. As a parent, you and your partner want what’s best for your child(ren). But sometimes what you feel is best for your children may not be the best choice for you and your partner. When children are involved, it’s important to try […]

Effective Ways to Combat Self-Criticism

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You’re certainly familiar with the concept of being one’s “own worst enemy.” The source of this issue lies in the negative self-talk so many of us engage in. You know, the voice in your head that so often judges, shames, and doubts your efforts. Sure, it’s important that we honestly examine our choices, behaviors, and […]

Escaping the Trauma Of Being Gaslighted Constantly

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Make no mistake — gaslighting is a form of abuse. It’s experiencing manipulation from someone who tries to distort your perception of reality. It often happens in close relationships, by someone you should be able to trust.  Someone who constantly gaslights you might make you feel like you’re always wrong. They can make you question […]

Can Seasonal Depression Occur In The Spring?

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Springtime. The season for renewal and growth. It symbolizes a new beginning filled with new opportunities.  The weather gets warmer, the days grow longer, and nature starts to bloom. People wait for this time all winter long. But here you are, feeling less than joyful and, dare you say it…somewhat dreadful. The grass isn’t always […]

What Is Chronic Grief Disorder?

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Grief is a universal human experience; a natural response to loss. Whether it’s death of a loved one, the end of a relationship, or any significant change, grief is a complex emotion that affects everyone differently. While it’s normal to experience intense sadness and mourning after a loss, for some individuals, the grief doesn’t follow […]

Does EMDR Help Complicated Trauma?

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Most people in the world will experience a traumatic event at least once throughout their lifetime. Some individuals may experience a series of traumatic events. When it comes to trauma, the body and brain often have a hard time recognizing and accepting it. In order for the body and brain to protect and defend itself, […]

Building Resilience: How to Help Kids Overcome Life’s Challenges

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Childhood is often viewed as a carefree time absent of any real worries, woes, or responsibilities. It’s idealized as the perfect time for play, making friends, creating lifelong memories to look back on, and just simply having fun.  That period of youth, however, is no exception to problems and challenges one can face. This may […]

Hallmark Signs of a Healthy Relationship

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In a new relationship, you’re establishing a connection and learning about your partner. There’s a “honeymoon” phase where everything is sunshine, rainbows, and butterflies. After being in a relationship for some time, nowadays, many people see non-divorced partners as a sign of a successful relationship. When it comes to being in a truly healthy relationship, […]