Reconnecting after an empty nest

Reconnecting after an empty nest

As the last child moves out of the house, many couples will experience mixed emotions. This will be an adjustment period as parents experience a sense of loss as their children spread their wings. While some parents will struggle to find a new role outside of parenting, others may admit that they may experience a sense of joy over their children becoming independent young adults, which can result in increased […]

Is It Depression? – 6 Signs Therapists Look For

Is It Depression? – 6 Signs Therapists Look For

Experiencing negative thoughts or feelings might prompt you to ask yourself, “Is it depression?” After all, depression is notorious for painting a listless shade over life in general. As it goes, there are numerous depression symptoms ranging from sadness to suicidal thoughts. Each person’s symptoms are as unique as that person. When asking if it’s depression or just a few bad days, therapists do look for very specific signs. But […]

Living with a drug addicted family member?

Living with a drug addicted family member?

Drug addiction has the potential to severely damage the life of the addicted individual. It also has the potential to severely damage that’s individual’s close family members. Living with a drug-addicted family member is a 24/7 balancing act, as loved ones try to help the addict without getting swept into their destructive orbit. The uncertain emotional situation can cause anxiety, stress, and depression for those closest to the addict. Living […]

Escaping the Trap of Anxiety

Escaping the Trap of Anxiety

“When we long for life without difficulties, remind us that oaks grow strong in contrary winds and diamonds are made under pressure.”—Peter Marshall ‘What if…’ Those two words immobilize so many of us. They keep us from reaching our happiness, pursuing our dreams, or living up to our potential and often keep us stuck in an all too familiar rut. They also set up a challenge between you and your […]

Addiction Recovery Support for Professional Women

Did you go from functioning at a high level to not functioning very well at all? The disease of addiction does not discriminate; every human being is vulnerable to this potentially fatal disease. Confidential and supportive addiction recovery support for professional women is available. Each person’s experience with addiction is very personal, as is their approach to recovery, and the process of recovery is complicated and never guaranteed. Why it […]

Why Social Media Can Damage Your Teen’s Self-Esteem & How You Can Help

Why Social Media Can Damage Your Teen’s Self-Esteem & How You Can Help

Facebook. Twitter. Snapchat. Instagram. Reddit. Smartphones. We may sometimes wonder how we ever lived without our phones and social media. However, more and more, we are also finding ourselves desperately seeking ways to live happily with them. Studies correlate rising social network use with everything from higher body-mass indexes to increased credit card debt to lower self-esteem. A recent study conducted in 2019, with students in grades 7 to 10 […]

Life After Addiction: Tips to Keep Your New Life Clean and Safe

Life After Addiction: Tips to Keep Your New Life Clean and Safe

Whether it involves ingesting a substance, engaging in a particular behavior, or both, addiction is major challenge for anyone to overcome. And getting sober is only half of it. The second half? That consists of making a fresh start in a “normal” lifestyle after existing for months or even years inside the cave of addiction. For most people, this means two MAJOR steps: Stop using Create a lifestyle in which […]

Self-Help for Anxiety: Tips to Help You Control Your Anxiety

Self-Help for Anxiety: Tips to Help You Control Your Anxiety

There’s feeling anxious and then there’s anxiety. There is nervousness before a big test and then there is being in a state of excessive uneasiness and apprehension. There are butterflies in the stomach and then there is compulsive behavior or panic attacks. Anxiety impacts nearly one-fifth of the U.S. population. The average age of onset is 11 years old. The disorder falls loosely into three categories: Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic […]

How are you dealing with retirement?

Are changes in your life presenting new challenges you feel unprepared for? Do you feel unhappy or unsettled as your life transitions into the next chapter of retirement? What does retirement mean to you? The concept of life after work is a new reality that many are unprepared for.  Retirement is a period of time that is often referred to as the Golden Years. Many people joyfully anticipate life after […]

Why Self-Awareness Matters for the Life You Want

Self-awareness has been deemed one of the biggest indicators of success in life. In fact, a failure to acknowledge and comprehend what’s truly going on inside of you can shape your future unlike anything else. When you set life goals, make big plans, or aim to become your best self, it’s all in vain without self-awareness. In short, self-awareness matters. If you’re like most people, you have a specific picture […]