Category: Mental 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

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

Seeing Help and Coping after Intimate Partner Violence

Getting Help 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

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