As we approach the date of the one-year anniversary of the beginning of the COVID lockdowns, I find my mind going back in time more frequently. I have been replaying and recalling past interactions and memories that took place leading up to the official start of quarantine. For example, I find myself more aware of the one-year mark as the weather becomes warmer and sunnier. This one-year mark … [Read more...] about The Anniversary Effect: The COVID Version
You just recently had a child, possibly your very first, and everything thing is new and unknown. From how to manage time for yourself, to your unpredictable and shifting moods, to feeding your child with your own boobs, you're navigating many unknowns. You have no idea what is “normal.” You’re constantly worrying and questioning what you’re doing and what’s happening, and you just hope you’re … [Read more...] about Postpartum During a Pandemic
Teletherapy has been something always offered by many therapists, including yours truly here at Better Being Mainline. In the past, it was used as a backup plan for many clients and therapists when there was bad weather, or a client was traveling for work, etc. But, since COVID-19 and quarantine, teletherapy is no longer plan B. It’s the only plan. There has been a sudden shock to our world and we … [Read more...] about The Benefits Of Teletherapy During COVID-19 Quarantine
For the past few weeks most of us have had our lives turned upside down with little warning due to the impact of COVID19. Employment and financial stress surround us, the unknown continues to follow us daily, and for those of you who have children, the days are incredibly long. For many, everything feels heavy and hard. By the end of the day, many of us are left depleted and burnt out. Which means … [Read more...] about Connecting with your partner during COVID19: Realistic Ideas
Valentine’s Day is a Hallmark holiday that often comes with high expectations for couples. To celebrate the holiday, you don’t have to do the stereotypical dinner date and one dozen red roses. For new parents, this is nearly impossible and - even if you do get a sitter to watch the kids - often the pressure of getting dressed up and going out can make the evening feel less enjoyable and more … [Read more...] about Valentine’s Day for Parents: A Creative and Realistic Guide to Celebrating Love
Why am I feeling so angry? I lose my temper with my partner I feel so frustrated with my child. I should be happy right now, but I’m not. Is this normal? I hear these statements from many postpartum clients experiencing mood disorders. The expectations for new moms are not always realistic and not always applicable. Sometimes there’s unfair expectations for a new mom to be happy and smitten … [Read more...] about Postpartum Rage: Why no one talks about it and everyone should.