Tag: mental health

What Self-Care Looks Like For Me

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If 2020 taught me nothing else, it taught me that I need to take better care of myself. Aside from the roller coaster of the...

Depression in Middle School

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120 days ago my 7th grade daughter told me that she’s had fairy regular thoughts about killing herself. One month ago, she took her first...

How To Help Your Children Navigate These Uncertain Times

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This year has been the year of unexpected twists, turns, and chaos. Every month seems to bring a new challenge to add to the...

Coping vs. Suppressing

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As I dive back into continuing my healing journey, I’ve learned so much about myself. I hadn’t undergone therapy since escaping the...

The “Mother” Load

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  Let's talk about the mental load us moms are dealing with right now... Some of us are balancing schoolwork with jobs. Some of us are...

Mental Health :: Let’s Raise Awareness and Remove Stigma

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May is mental health awareness month, so I'd like to take the time to chat a little about why this month is so important.  In...

I Tried Four Mental Health Apps so You Don’t Have To

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Some of us are feeling a new or stronger need for mental health help in these anxious times. Because sometimes everything isn't okay.  Mental health...

8 Ways Social Media Can Help You Feel Better

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We hear a lot about how social media can be toxic. But there are ways that social media can help too. At this time in...

The Mental Diet :: Maintaining Your Sanity During Social Distancing

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We are all in the same boat. We have been ordered to socially distance ourselves from others, and stay at home as much as...

What Do You Do When Your Mouth Has Been Trained to...

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When you are asked ''How are you doing?" what is your response? Do you smile and give the typical, "I'm good" even though things may...

Mental Health Awareness Can Be Everyday

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Last week was Mental Health Awareness Week with Wednesday, Oct. 10 as World Mental Health Day. There is a stigma still in today’s society...

When Everything Isn’t OK :: Battling Mental Illness as a Mom

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"We're fine."  "We will be fine."  "Everyone's fine."  "I'm fine."  "I will be fine."   These are the things we say to one another when a...

Mama You Need a Day Off

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Now that the holidays have passed, the guests have left, new year’s resolutions have started (or in my case, already ended; RIP diet), and...

Being a Mother to Your Own Mom

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I became a mama to my daughter when I was 31. Before she was born, I lived a pretty crazy life as a stereotypical...