Category: Emotional Health

Is “#selfcare” holding us back?

Chances are you’ve read your fair share of self-care articles in the past 12 months. But if you’re anything like me, a lot of those self-care articles really aren’t doing it for you. The whole point of self-care is to rejuvenate us so we can interact with people and situations in a healthier... read more

Struggling after abortion? You are not alone.

This is not about politics or religion. This is about you and what you are experiencing after your abortion. Many talk about abortion in very polarized terms, and that may cause you to think you should either feel devastated or euphoric. While it’s possible you find yourself at either end of this... read more

Be Present for More Peaceful Holidays

Did you know that we are just 12 days away from Christmas?!  The radio announced that this morning. What happened? Wasn’t it Thanksgiving just a few weeks ago? But here's the thing. Have we already forgotten thanksgiving? I don't mean the holiday. I mean the practice of giving thanks. When... read more

How Being Grateful Increases Happiness

How does cultivating gratitude make you happier and improve emotional wellness? When we’re feeling down 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 not... read more

Intimate Partner Violence and Emotional Health

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 Health

“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

I’m so embarrassed by the person I used to be…

­When we go through a huge change, it’s easy to look back at the person we once were and feel shame or regret. We obsess over things we said, decisions we made, ideas we held. We look back and say “how could I have done that? Why was I so stupid? I should have known better.” So how do we... read more