At the start of a new year is the opportunity to take stock of our lives and the world around us. Although 2020 was a year for the books – with the upheaval of a global pandemic and the uncertainty that followed – it is essential to our mental and emotional health to acknowledge the things that are going right in our lives. Even on those days, or years, that feel the most challenging, it’s …
Every year, after the holidays are over and January first is right around the corner, people across the world set out to change their lives overnight with a new year’s resolution. Why then, after just a couple of weeks, have most of us have completely given up on what we resolved to do? The answer is that most new year’s resolutions are neither healthy nor sustainable. It turns out, if you want to make healthy, …
I was recently interviewed by Dr. Ely Weinschneider, Psy.D of Authority Magazine for an article titled “Seeing Light at the End of the Tunnel: 5 Reasons To Be Hopeful During this Corona Crisis.” As we are beginning to see the world slowly start opening up (although limited), this article is timely. I’d like to pull some highlights out which could help improve mental health and feelings.
Pistanthrophobia is the fear of trusting others and is often the result of experiencing a serious disappointment or painful ending to a prior relationship. As a result of the trauma, the person with this phobia possesses a fear of getting hurt again and avoids being in another relationship as a way to guard against future similar painful experiences. When this happens, you’re unable to have a future relationship that may help you gain perspective or understanding as to why the prior relationship may not have been a good fit to begin with.
Living with an ex is common these days. There are many reasons that couples make the decision to stay living together even when the relationship has ended. Most of the reasons my clients give revolve around finances and children. However, during this COVID-19 crisis, living together with your ex may cause additional stress and frustration making your reasons to stay in the first place seem insignificant!
Recently I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Beau Henderson for Authority Magazine. Beau is a syndicated columnist and radio host, and he is great to talk to. It was truly a pleasure to be a part of this series on improving mental wellness.
Just for my website readers, I’ve included some highlights from this interview. Without further ado, here are my picks for the top 5 things you can do to improve your mental wellness.