A Letter to Children of Emotionally Distant Moms

Dear You, If you’re reading this letter, you may be wondering… was my mom emotionally distant? Here are some signs that she may have been… During childhood, you spent a lot of time alone, being looked after by siblings, or looking after siblings. Your mom didn’t come to your recitals, shows, or games. Your momContinue reading “A Letter to Children of Emotionally Distant Moms”

When You’re Not Alone, but Still Feel Lonely

In this time of social distancing, it only makes sense that many people feel lonely. No one is physically present with co-workers, friends, or others they saw on a regular basis. Sure, we may talk to folks on Zoom and Google Hangouts, but it’s not the same. Still, loneliness was a major problem well beforeContinue reading “When You’re Not Alone, but Still Feel Lonely”

Reduce Anxiety through Movement

Everyone knows that exercise is good for our physical health. Did you know exercise is also great for mental health? Yes – you can even reduce anxiety through movement! Exercise increases chemicals in the brain like dopamine and epinephrine, which improve our mood. Exercise can also reduce our stress response up to 24 hours later.Continue reading “Reduce Anxiety through Movement”

Does light therapy help seasonal depression?

I know what you’re thinking: Light therapy? You expect me to believe that sitting under a *special lamp* will make me less depressed? Surprisingly, it just might. Read on to find out how. What’s seasonal depression? Seasonal depression, seasonal affective disorder, and SAD all refer to the same thing. In the DSM-V, it’s listed asContinue reading “Does light therapy help seasonal depression?”