As I sit in the aftermath of yet another mass shooting in this country, trying to absorb the gravity of the news that 14 second, third and fourth graders and one educator are dead. As of now, one 10-year-old girl is fighting for her life; it’s early, there might be more. As the parent of an 11-year old boy, this is worse for me than others, as painful as the rest have been. Less than 2-weeks ago, … [Read more...] about Coping with Continuous Traumas in Uncertain Times
Coronavirus Related Issues
Emotional Recovery Freud was wrong. Sex and aggression are not the most powerful human instincts. The most powerful human instinct is your need to connect with another human being. Calling out into the darkness, and asking “Are you there?” and hearing the answer, “Yes, I am here. You are not alone” is a universal human need. This answer changes everything because it is meeting your attachment … [Read more...] about Healing from the Pandemic Blues
Self-care can feel like another chore on your to-do list when you are “time poor.” Many people are feeling extremely time poor right now due to the juggling of multiple roles at once (for instance being a full-time employee while simultaneously being a parent who is homeschooling). If you are feeling very short on time try to incorporate self-care in to activities that you already have to do … [Read more...] about Self-Care for the Time Poor
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?
There are different levels of things not going well in a relationship during quarantine. On one end of the spectrum we have couples who are for most of the time getting along with only a minor dispute occasionally. Other couples are being tested by the time in quarantine and are noticing more frequent fighting, or that their fighting is more intense. While this is concerning, it can be managed and … [Read more...] about When Living Together Isn’t Going Well During Quarantine
Couples look forward to so many things when they think about living with one another…being trapped with your partner under quarantine during a global pandemic is NOT one of them. Here are a few things to keep in mind if you’re living with your partner for the first time during quarantine: This is not normal. And because it is not normal it is likely that both of you are not acting normally. … [Read more...] about Tips for Living with a Partner for the First Time During Quarantine