Relationships can be challenging in many ways. A common type of difficulty found in relationships is nurturing a balance between priorities and demands.Priorities are those aspects of life that are important to you and that you want to invest time doing. Priorities are important in that they help us develop interests, a sense of identity […]
Although some children outgrow their ADHD, many don’t and so about 5% of the adult population in the U.S. continues to have symptoms of distractibility, impulsivity, memory problems, and difficulties with emotional regulation, time management, planning, and organization. When a person with these ADHD symptoms gets married, these symptoms eventually interfere with their productivity and […]
With the holidays now in full swing, so is the stress that comes with it! Entertaining guests, financial constraints, social obligations, spending more money than your comfortable with, and feelings of loneliness can make the holiday season more of an anxiety-whirlwind than a jolly and enjoyable affair.
The holiday season undoubtedly has an impact on the […]
How much do you think about the future? How much do you care about the future? Understanding a bit about how dopamine, one of the neurotransmitters in our brain, influences our behavior can help us understand our changing experience in a romantic relationship. In the book, The Molecule of More, authors Daniel Lieberman, M.D. and […]
Are you being taken advantage of in order to avoid a potential conflict.
A people pleaser is a type of person who are “too nice”, almost always putting everyone else’s needs before their own. They never say “no”, are always volunteering to help, and make sure that everyone else’s needs are met first before they worry […]
Gender identity and expression are key elements to the way a child or teen perceives themselves and the world around them. For transgender children and teens, acceptance and support from family is essential.
Research has shown that support from family can reduce the risk of anxiety, depression, and substance abuse in trans children and teens. Furthermore, […]
When it feels like life has become unmanageable and you are powerless to make any meaningful changes in your life it may be time to seek therapy. Therapy is a great way to get in touch with your feelings and your authentic self. When your life is out of control, therapy can be the way […]
Think about the term ‘self-care’ for a moment. What kinds of thoughts come to mind? Perhaps self-pampering like taking a warm bath, getting a manicure, or snuggling under a blanket. Maybe you’re also thinking of self-care activities like taking a hike, going for a walk, or calling a friend.
Self-care can include all of these things, […]