Month: November 2021

Midlife crisis Self-Esteem

Is the ‘Midlife Crisis’ a Real Thing? Stereotypes Debunked

You’ve probably heard the term “midlife crisis” used many times before, or you may even be wondering if you’re currently going through one. That’s because it’s common for society to label any period of difficulty or change that a middle-aged person goes through as a “midlife crisis.” However, despite its widespread use, most experts believe that a midlife crisis is more likely to be a…

November 30, 2021

How to Enjoy Your Family Relationships Not Food on Thanksgiving Family

Not Only a “Turkey” Day: 5 Ways to Make Thanksgiving not About Food but Family Relationships

Roast turkey, homemade cranberry sauce, stuffing, and pumpkin pie… It’s time for the biggest dinner of the year! Food is a big part of what makes a Thanksgiving party a feast, and the celebration often revolves around the delicious dinner. But when we’re focused on feasting and passing dishes to the people we’re with, we can miss out on warm and valuable experiences to remember.…

November 25, 2021

Parenting

Supporting Kids’ Mental Health During COVID-19

Just like adults, children have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Child mental health has been affected by school closures, separation from friends and feelings of isolation, and in some cases increased stress or pressure from being locked down at home. As we begin to emerge from COVID-19, some aspects of life are returning to normal, while other situations may remain permanently changed post-pandemic. If…

November 24, 2021

You Need to Choose Between Mental Health and Career Burnout

You Need to Choose Between Mental Health and Career. Says Who?

A career starts long before the first job. It’s a long story about the passions, education, skills, influences, experience, knowledge, aspirations, and efforts that shape a professional path. And that path for sure isn’t something we want to give up easily.  However, we’re often expected to sacrifice mental health for success. We have to choose between deadlines and healthy sleep, a promotion and quality time…

November 19, 2021

Parenting

How to Tell Your Child They Are Adopted and Whether to Tell Them at All

In the USA, the total number of adoptions in 2014 was 110,373. Despite the great number of children being adopted in the US each year, as an adoptive parent you may still worry about how to tell your child that they are adopted, and even whether you should tell them at all. In this article we will explore the drawbacks of not telling a child…

November 19, 2021

Wellness

You Can Sit with Us: 6 Mental Health Benefits of Being Kind

We all know that being kind makes others feel good, but what if I were to tell you that it also has the potential to improve your mental health? While there’s debate around whether altruism is part of our biological heritage, decades of research points to the fact that being unselfish can have self-serving benefits. Still, it’s not always easy to be kind. When you’re…

November 12, 2021

Always There for You Can Exes Be Friends Relationships

Always There for You: Can Exes Be Friends?

If you ask a group of people whether they would want to stay friends with their exes, you’ll likely get answers at both ends of the spectrum. For some, staying friends with an ex is an absolute no-no, but for others, being friends after a breakup can be the healthy next step in your changed relationship. In this article, we will look at when and…

November 9, 2021

Is Covid Anxiety a Thing Anxiety

Is Covid Anxiety a Thing: How to Fight Anxiety During the Pandemic

Winter is coming. The days are getting shorter and colder, the holiday season is nearing, and coronavirus variants are continuing to spread. Deep into the second year of the global pandemic, it’s a strange and sometimes frightening new world. With many places continuing to remain shut down or partially reopened, waning cases in some areas and surges in others, a lot of us are continuing…

November 2, 2021