Your sleep quality can impact your mental health. Sleep issues are more common than you expect. In a recent study, researchers concluded that 10-18% of adults in the general population have sleep issues (Harvard Medical School, 2019). During the pandemic, falling asleep and staying asleep may be challenging due anxiety impacting your quality of sleep. Sleep issues and mental health issues are … [Read more...] about How Can You Improve Your Sleep Quality During the Pandemic?
Even when we set healthy boundaries for ourselves, it does not mean that other people will always acknowledge or respect these boundaries. If you find yourself in this situation here are some steps you can take: Explain (again) Your Boundary: You may have been very clear, but sometimes we are not as clear as we think we are. If you would like to give the other person the benefit of the doubt, … [Read more...] about What to Do When Your Boundaries Are Not Respected
Holding yourself appropriately accountable is a crucial skill to have. Inappropriate accountability occurs when you take an unnecessary amount of responsibility. Your automatic thought process comes up with associations and tells you what your responsibility is. Here, I introduce you to the six most common thoughts that I often encounter in the therapy room related to taking on unnecessary amounts … [Read more...] about Are You Taking an Unnecessary Amount of Responsibility?
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
One third of women will experience pelvic pain over their lifetime. Anytime you notice a change in what is normal for you, it is important to keep track of this change and speak with your doctor. If your doctor dismisses you, make sure to seek out a second opinion. Below are 5 symptoms that you should talk to your health care provider about: Pain with penetration: Penetration could include … [Read more...] about When to Talk to A Healthcare Provider About Pelvic Pain
People pleasing is a learned behavior. Often, it is treated as a trauma response. In some families or cultures, where the traditional gender roles are favored, females may be expected to be socialized to please their family members and mainly their spouses. This learned response is a result of receiving conditional love in childhood. Starting from a young age, a child learns that they are … [Read more...] about How Are People Pleasing and Conditional Love Related?