Pregnancy, giving birth, and meeting your baby are transformative experiences that will undeniably change your life in innumerable ways. Whether you had a formal birth plan, with your preferences laid out ahead of time, or you took a more “go with the flow” attitude, the experiences, emotions, joys, and disappointments that occur throughout pregnancy and the birthing process have the power to … [Read more...] about Why Telling Your Birth Story Matters
Life Phase Adjustments
Having a baby changes your life in every way possible. This is especially true for women who return to work after having a baby, especially in the United States, where there is no mandated paid leave for mothers or fathers. Returning to work can be upsetting and a source of anxiety for many new moms who may not feel ready to go back to their careers. It can feel out of your control, but here are a … [Read more...] about 8 Tips for Returning to Work After Maternity Leave
When someone breaks an arm or leg, the first action that typically follows includes visiting the emergency room for triage and immobilization. When someone encounters mental fractures, swelling, and bruising such as depressive, panic, or even dissociative symptoms, they may be more likely to suffer in silence for various reasons—including stigma-related fear. However, suffering doesn’t have to be … [Read more...] about A Priceless Investment: Reversing Help-seeking Avoidance and Building ‘Mental Wealth’
“I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination” – Jimmy Dean Towards the end of the year, you may start thinking about change more often. If you are planning to create your new year’s resolution list, these 10 steps may help you to change something about yourself, your behavior, thoughts or emotions. When the focus is on … [Read more...] about Change is Possible with 10 Steps
The holidays are fast approaching. Even though it’s known as a joyous time of year, for many people the holidays are a source of anxiety. The holidays can produce a lot of pressure. Some common issues that surface due to the holidays are: Burnout from overcommitting to all of the holiday events Overwhelm and stress from trying to create the perfect holiday experience Emotional … [Read more...] about Improving your Boundaries this Holiday Season: Just Say No.
Even with infertility treatment some couples are not able to conceive after years of attempting. If couples choose not to pursue other routes to having children (adoption, surrogacy, donor eggs or donor sperm) the couple needs time to grieve not being able to have children. However, at a certain point it is healthy and helpful to make new dreams with your partner. Having children forces couples … [Read more...] about When Having Children Is Not Possible: Moving Forward As A Couple