For The Moments When Life Disappoints

Life is definitely not fair. This is a well-known fact. You probably heard an adult tell you this when you were a kid. Things very often do not turn out the way we planned or hoped. Often times, we must develop an alternate plan or goals for ourselves.

The Many Aspects of Healing From Depression

Recovering from depression requires a multifaceted approach. Many people begin by talking to their family doctor and often are prescribed medications for depression. This is a very good start, but this one piece is not enough to complete the puzzle of a full recovery from depression.

Surviving the Quarter Life Crisis: How To Make It Out Alive

If you read Part 1 of this series, you are now aware that the quarter-life crisis is in fact a very real thing that affects many people in their 20’s and early 30’s. While there may not be an exact “cure” for the quarter-life crisis, here are a few tips to help you keep your head above water and make this a successful time in your life.

Surviving the Quarter Life Crisis: Warning Signs

The struggle is real. Not only is the average twenty-something most likely working a job they merely tolerate, they are also trying to define themselves, determine the direction of their adult lives, live up to their parents expectations, and pay those first few bills that seem completely overwhelming (cable costs HOW much?!). Navigating through your 20’s and early 30’s can be extremely difficult while at the same time be some of the best years of your life. One day you feel as if you can conquer the world and the very next you’re positive that your life is going nowhere.

Attachment and Detachment: Finding a Balance for Your Relationships

The hallmark of healthy attachment to another person is marked by safety in the relationship. Showing concern for others, enjoying spending time with them, and feeling connected— these are all elements of healthy attachment. There is permission to be one’s own self without fear of judgment.

Social Media Really Does Make You Feel Connected

Social media has exploded over the past decade and has become an essential way of staying informed and connected to others on a global level. Many of your friends, family members, and business contacts thrive within this platform due to its accessibility and range to reach others. Facebook’s statistics alone show 12% of our global population are users.

The Fat Shaming of Women

Have you heard the term “fat shaming”? You can probably ascertain what the term means without an explanation; however, it can be subtle and is so common in our culture that you may overlook it when it happens.

Coping With Infertility During the Holidays

The holidays are a difficult time when you’re in the midst of dealing with infertility. Everywhere you turn, there are children and families enjoying Santa and gifts and celebrations. If you are longing to be a parent, your grief may be triggered as your inability to do so may become more pronounced. This complicates the grieving process that is already built into infertility and the treatment journey.

Story & Identity: What We Can Learn From Miley Cyrus

We are all telling a story with our lives. Many times it’s hard for us to see what kind of story we are telling. We can feel a sense of meaninglessness. We might ask questions like, “What does my life really add up to?” Or, “Do people notice me?” Other times we might feel keenly aware of who we are, what we believe, and where we are headed in life.