Stress

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

None of us were fully prepared to deal with Hurricane Harvey and the flooding it caused. It was devastating to see homes destroyed, property damaged, and lives lost. Many of us felt overwhelmed when our friends and co-workers experienced dangerous events.  This was a very emotionally tense time.   It is common to have a prolonged… Read more

Think dealing with stress has to be difficult?  Think again! For women, stress can come from a variety of daily experiences, such as:  pressure at work, taking care of young children, relationship conflicts, etc.  Stress can also come from unexpected events such as a crisis with your child, pregnancy loss, inability to get pregnant, or… Read more