Easing Anxiety and Establishing New Social Circles After a Move

By |2022-07-27T14:14:17-05:00July 29th, 2022|Categories: Anxiety and Depression, Emotions and Energy, Guest Posts, Personal Evolution|Tags: , , , , , , |

    Image Source: Unsplash Moving can be exciting and feel like a great adventure, but it can also cause a lot of stress and uncertainty. That’s especially true if you’re leaving behind strong friendships and social connections.   If you’re feeling anxious about an upcoming move or you recently moved to a new location and [...]

Nurturing Your Mental Health While Navigating Chronic Health Conditions

By |2022-06-17T11:27:40-05:00June 17th, 2022|Categories: Anxiety and Depression, Emotions and Energy, Guest Posts, Relationships|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Image Source: Pexels Living with a chronic illness isn’t easy, but that doesn’t mean you’re consigned to a life of sadness, disappointment, and hopelessness. Whether you were born with a chronic condition or diagnosed later in life, it’s entirely possible to thrive when you have a chronic illness. Joy and optimism can help you build the [...]

Helping Your Anxious Child Adjust to School In-Person

By |2022-02-24T15:56:47-06:00February 25th, 2022|Categories: Anxiety and Depression, Emotions and Energy, Guest Posts, Introverts and Highly Sensitive People, Parenting, Personal Evolution, Relationships|Tags: , , , , , , , |

    Image Source: Unsplash Children thrive on routine, and change can cause extra anxiety. Unfortunately, the last two years have been riddled with change for all of us – including kids. If you already have an anxious child, you may have had a hard time getting them used to virtual learning at the beginning of [...]

What Introverted Parents and Children Can Learn From Each Other

By |2022-01-25T16:53:56-06:00January 28th, 2022|Categories: Anxiety and Depression, Emotions and Energy, Guest Posts, Introverts and Highly Sensitive People, Parenting, Personal Evolution, Relationships|Tags: , , , , , , |

image Source: Pixabay (https://pixabay.com/photos/vintage-mirror-reflection-field-5239872/) Ask anyone with experience and they will tell you that being an introvert can be both a blessing and a curse. While introverts may struggle with the challenges of living in a largely extroverted world, they are also likely to experience a depth of sensitivity and feeling that their more outgoing counterparts [...]

Playing with Arousal: Moving Out of Anxiety and Depression

By |2021-06-30T12:44:22-05:00July 2nd, 2021|Categories: Anxiety and Depression, Emotions and Energy, Introverts and Highly Sensitive People, Personal Coaching, Personal Evolution|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Hi Friends! I felt the urge to reach out and connect with you through writing. I'm having a delightful summer with lots of sunshine, socializing, exercise and free time. In my free time, I have been watching intriguing shows like Homeland and Lost. It is the second time around for me and Lost. I'm watching it [...]

If I Just Work Hard Enough Things Won’t Fall Apart: The Difference Between Productivity and Action Taking

By |2020-01-24T15:36:18-06:00January 24th, 2020|Categories: Anxiety and Depression, Emotions and Energy, Introverts and Highly Sensitive People, Parenting, Personal Evolution, Relationships|Tags: , , , , , , |

"So, a lot of the need to be productive is the terror of things falling apart." — Judd Apatow, Sick in the Head Being productive falls in the same category as being perfect. We often have a sense that if we are productive and/or perfect, we are safe. Safe from poverty, abandonment, failure, disgrace, etc. It [...]

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