How cultivating gratitude makes you happier and more psychologically resilient.
When we’re feeling troubled or upset, having someone tell us to “cheer up” or “remember what you have to be grateful for” can feel condescending, or that they’re missing the point. However, being grateful is... read more
The troubling connection between intimate partner violence and homelessness.
A past survey of homeless adults in Michigan found that physical abuse was most frequently cited as the main cause of homelessness, making homelessness in Michigan a uniquely women’s issue. This statistic is similar to... read more
Seeking help is the first step in peeling back the layers that contribute to our emotional, mental, physical, behavioral, and spiritual state. In getting the help we need, we restore some control over our lives and emotions, which sometimes feel unmanageable. For this reason, we will... read more
Intimate Partner Violence impacts health physically, emotionally, and mentally.
Last week, we spoke about the importance of emotional health in helping you guard against a potentially violent partner. This week we will focus on the mental health conditions associated with Intimate Partner Violence.... read more
How strong emotional health can protect against domestic violence.
This month is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and I started last week’s blog with emotional health because addressing our own emotional health and emotional needs is crucial in having healthy relationships. Knowing ourselves... read more
“Emotional pain cannot kill you, but running from it can. Allow. Embrace. Let yourself feel. Let yourself heal.” —Unknown
A Comatose Heart
Suppress, repress, hide, mask, avoid, numb, bottle up, explode – these are words that describe what we do with our emotional pain more often... read more
It’s time to take off the rose-colored glasses.
Relationships start in all manner of ways. Sometimes there are months of build up before the two of you finally get around to going on a first date. Or one person is more interested at first, and the other side needs winning over. Or maybe you both... read more
You shouldn’t settle for anything less than a healthy relationship with your partner.
Our lives are full of all kinds of relationships—not just with romantic partners, but with family and friends, and even with coworkers and neighbors. It’s important to cultivate healthy relationships in all... read more
Practical tips for life as a young mom.
In 2017, the majority of moms don’t have the option of staying home with their children. It is even more unlikely for mothers under the age of twenty-five to be able to provide full-time care for their young children, with only 23% of young mothers able to... read more
Making the best decisions for you and your child as you enter the dating world.
Having children changes things in ways we can never predict. Since chances are you can’t even pee alone, it’s not surprising that the thought of finding time to date seems overwhelming. And, even apart from finding... read more