Stress

We live in times of big change and events of unprecedented, global impact. We’ve experienced weeks of the uncertainty and fear of pandemic, the emotional and logistical challenge of social isolation, and the sometimes devastating effects of recession. All of these combined have made us anxious as a society and as individuals. The world we… Read more

There’s no doubt about it, pregnancy loss is one of the biggest challenges that can hit a relationship. It is also one of the biggest personal challenges a woman can face. Even though an estimated 20% of pregnancies end in a loss, miscarriage is not a common topic of conversation, and those experiencing this type… Read more

Ways to Recognize and Ease the Psychological Distress of Quarantine This time of isolation and self-quarantine continues to drag on, leading to many different emotions and reactions in all of us. A couple stuck at home together has to find space, time, and energy to create an adequate work environment. They have trouble focusing on… Read more

Everyone is feeling the strain right now as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to sweep the globe. Lives around the world and here at home are impacted through illness, fear, changes in work and childcare, and even loss of income or stability. If you are feeling tired and irritated, if you’re yelling at your kids and… Read more

Learn how your relationship is the best way to cope with stress These are unprecedented times. It’s the middle of a global pandemic and we’re all scared. We’re afraid for our health and lives of our elderly parents. Some of us are worried about losing our jobs, or about how they’ll change once we’re able… Read more

Whether you’re quarantined in New York City or socially distancing in a Midwest suburb, coronavirus is affecting all of us. Feeling afraid or worried is a completely natural, instinctive response to this global pandemic, and it seems the majority of us are experiencing anxiety. In a survey study of more than 1200 people in China… Read more

As COVID-19 has spread further and impacted more and more lives, many of us are experiencing very real anxiety and fear. These are normal, healthy reactions to a life- and society-changing pandemic, but they don’t have to control us. Here are a few tips on how to stay calm while we’re socially-distancing, self-isolating, or even… Read more

Society and the media have often perpetuated the myth that having a baby is all sunshine and happiness. The moms in all those Pampers commercials are smiling like they enjoy the diaper-changing process. Celebrities pose with their new babies and cherubic toddlers made perfect by a team of makeup artists and lighting crews. These portrayals… Read more

Research shows that social connection benefits our physical, emotional, and mental health. When we have secure emotional connections, we feel more confident, more independent, and we’re more likely to be successful. It may not come as a surprise that a thriving intimate relationship is also based on emotional connection. But sometimes those relationships falter and… Read more

A few ideas for navigating the season of joy (and stress) when everyone knows you don’t have a baby yet. Trying to conceive is not always a bottle of wine and a bouquet of roses. For some, the process can be arduous and emotional. As supportive as family and friends are trying to be, their… Read more