Improving Your Attention Span When ‘the World Is Sick’

If you're still being affected by the global COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent quarantine, you are not alone. Nearly six months have past since the dreaded COVID-19 outbreak halted the U.S. economy, and yet here we are, still dealing with the stresses at home and at work. With school starting and remote learning in full swing, …

Setting New Boundaries In Old Relationships

I talked to a fellow mama bear this morning, who was finding her way through self discovery, and rebuilding her self esteem after a rocky parting-of-ways between her family and her mother. I listened and nodded my head, scooting farther and farther toward the edge of my seat, sharpening my focus on the journey this …

Parental Alienation: 3 Strategies To Overcome Manipulation and Combat Relationship Damage

One of the most painful byproducts of a high conflict divorce and child custody battle is watching your ex manipulate your children into believing that you’re a bad parent. "Parent-child relationships that were strong before the divorce can be damaged almost overnight when an alienating parent lures a child into the Cult of the Bad …

Codependency: An Inside Look At Unhealthy Blended Family Relationships

"Codependency can be defined as any relationship in which two people become so invested in each other that they can't function independently anymore," Dr. Becker says. "Your mood, happiness, and identity are defined by the other person. In a codependent relationship, there is usually one person who is more passive and can't make decisions for …

Self-Care Is Not Selfish

“It’s backed by science and not just feel good self indulgent sentiments” (Lee, K., 2019) In the age of anxiety, where burnout is the new normal, self-care shouldn't be considered optional. Science reveals it's critical nature as something we should be devoting ourselves to, for ourselves. "Self-care is a regular, intentional process of devoting oneself …

Myers-Briggs Personality Type Indicator: Fact or Fiction

MBTI Personality type Indicators and what they stand for If you've ever taken an intro to psychology class, you've heard of the Meyer's Briggs Personality Type Indicator (MBTI). Though chances are, if you can't remember those class details, you've stumbled upon the MBTI on the internet like millions of others. Learning about yourself based on …