Self Care

Managing Unemployment Stress

3 Tips to make the most of this transition Unemployment is a major and often unexpected life transition, and can feel very stressful and hopeless. Looking for a new job is a taxing process that takes a significant amount of time and energy. Coupled with the potential feeling of defeat that can accompany unemployment, finding…

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Empty Nesting

Managing your changing relationship with your adult child Dropping your child off at college for the first time can be a very emotional and confusing event. Not only will they be living independently, but you are also reclaiming your independence after 18 years. While this affords you lots of free time, empty nesting for the…

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Facing Change & Transitions

Change is a part of life, but it can make us feel so uncomfortable until things are “resolved”. Here are some tips to overcome typical struggles in facing life transitions. Accept the Change We often spend a lot of mental energy fighting the change or not even acknowledging that life is changing. We try to…

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Forgiveness: Challenging Myths

Forgiveness is a topic I find myself talking with a lot of people about due to a lot of misconceptions. We hold onto a lot of beliefs about forgiveness that lead to us feeling not ready to forgive someone who has wronged us. It can lead to us holding onto a lot of anger that…

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Make a Choice

Which Choice is right? When we are faced with choices, it can be difficult to know what to do and where to go. What will each choice lead to? This can be overwhelming even when the choice is something small and not all that important, like ordering from a menu. But it can be even…

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Self Care is NOT Selfish

We’ve all felt that pull to take care of other people or work responsibilities or anything other than ourselves and the idea of stopping for just a moment to take care of our own needs feels bad or even wrong. We are taught to believe that taking time for ourselves is selfish and taking that…

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