Stress

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. This leaves many of us wondering how we can prevent COVID-19 burnout. If you… Read more

In stressful times, couples can avoid conflict by strengthening the connection in their relationships. Even in times as stressful as a pandemic. It’s true, these are unprecedented times. 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… 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

When you’re struggling with postpartum depression (PPD), you need help. Use these techniques to help you ease symptoms of PPD and find some relief. Society and the media have often perpetuated the myth that having a baby is all sunshine and happiness. The moms in diaper commercials smile at dirty diapers. Celebrities pose with their… Read more

If your relationship feels strained or tired, try using exercises for emotional connection to rejuvenate and strengthen your bond. 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… Read more

The festive season is upon us, and maybe you thought you’d be pregnant by now. Or maybe you’ve been grappling with infertility for a while now, and it feels like everyone know. Whatever the case, it may feel like the holidays and infertility just don’t mix. If you are dreading the upcoming season of friend… Read more

None of us were fully prepared to deal with Hurricane Harvey andthe 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 or… 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