Have you noticed the days are getting longer? Just look outside at 5:30pm and you’ll see that the sun is still on the horizon and it is still light outside. Turning the corner on having more daylight is such a welcome change each winter. More daylight brings the hope of spring and warmer weather. However,... Continue Reading →
In the world that we live in today, there are many areas where we can start to feel burnt out. We begin to feel that we are just exhausted and we do not want to do anything. For job burnout specifically, it is a state of physical or emotional exhaustion that involves a sense of... Continue Reading →
Valentine’s Day is a day that is typically spent with a significant other. Oftentimes, it is a way to strengthen a relationship because you are ultimately showing that you love and care for them. Strengthening a relationship is important because it will allow for a happier and healthier relationship. If we celebrate the relationship on... Continue Reading →
Series: Mindfulness Games For Children: Game #1: The Body Squeezing Game
One truth in life is that everyone faces situations that frustrate or challenge them. In those times, the coping skills one has learned will help one regulate their emotions and hopefully make wise behavior choices. Unfortunately, often children and adults do not have the tools they need to get through emotional storms. Teaching children as... Continue Reading →
Does Anyone Have Family Meals Anymore?
The reality of family life is there is never a shortage of activities to attend, work to be done, or tasks to be completed. Family members often feel like ships in the night as they go from one activity to the next. If a family has multiple children and teens, it may be impossible to... Continue Reading →
Why Do We Crave Comfort Food?
Why do we crave comfort food? When we think about comfort food, most think about a food that was a childhood favorite or reminds us of home. When we are reminded of home, we feel the familiarity and soothing element. If they make us feel the sense of familiarity and soothing, we tend to crave... Continue Reading →
3 Tips to Reduce Test Anxiety
Test anxiety is something that most college students deal with on a day to day basis. Whether we have it because we are scared of failing or we have it because we want to meet people’s expectations. I deal with test anxiety whenever it comes to a standardized test or a regular exam in my... Continue Reading →
Anxiety: When to Seek Help
Let’s face it, life can be stressful. Bills pile up, families fight, pipes burst, back pain happens, family members get sick. There are seasons of life that can put us flat on our backs with no warning and leave us to throw our hands up and wonder, “How am I supposed to handle this?” Signs... Continue Reading →
Panic Attack or Anxiety Attack?
It is a beautiful day, and you are sitting outside with your family enjoying their company, when suddenly you start to feel your heartbeat racing. Your mind starts to race, and you feel a sense of impending doom begin to surround you. What is going on? Am I ok? You start to look around to... Continue Reading →