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Holiday Host Etiquette: Handling Grief

If you’re inviting someone to your home and they’re grieving, be sure you’re inviting their grief to attend, too. It will be there, anyway. Don’t invite someone with the goal of cheering them up for the holidays. Don’t expect them to put on a happy face in your home. Don’t demand they fake it til […]

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Teen Mental Health Crisis

The suicide rate among young people ages 10‒24 has increased by 62% from 2007 through 2021.   In 2021, more than 4 in 10 (42%) high school students felt persistently sad or hopeless.  – Taken from the CDC   It’s no secret that teenagers are facing a mental health crisis. What has happened to our youth? 

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Healthy Co-Parenting After Divorce

Divorce can be an emotionally taxing, anxiety-provoking event for an entire family. However, parents do have some control over the extent to which the separation has an impact on their children.   Psychologist Elizabeth Ellis, known for her book Divorce Wars, has identified the number one factor that determines the outcome of divorce for children: conflict.

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How to Start Following Through on Your Goals

Do you struggle with not following through on ideas, plans, or goals?  Research shows that we get a dopamine hit from daydreaming about an enticing thought, but that “high” goes away when it’s time to put in the effort to make that concept a reality. When we lose that motivation, we may seek out a

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An Exciting Approach to Managing Anxiety

Sometimes I chuckle to myself thinking about a moment years ago when my young cousin was feeling nervous. I had been encouraging her to try a breathing technique to calm down. After a few tries, she said, “I don’t want to breathe. I’m too wound up!”. Though she could have given the breathwork more of

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How to Build Authentic Confidence (3 Steps)

There are certain mannerisms that can make you appear more confident. Some examples include sitting up straight, avoiding fidgeting, and speaking slowly. However, true confidence cannot be faked; it comes from within. This article is a three-step guide on how to build your confidence from your core, paving the way toward embracing your wonderful, authentic

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