Corroding Relationships with Contemptment

Another act besides criticizing that negatively impacts relationships is contemptment. This behavior is also known as disrespect or coming from a place of superiority. This is the biggest indicator of divorce according to Gottman’s research. Couples who are contemptuous of each other will also have higher health-related issues, such as colds or flues. This behavior impacts people on a cellular […]

Children and Trauma: The Effects of the Border Policies of the United States

Photo by Capturing the human heart. on Unsplash Since early May 2, 342 children have been separated from their parents after crossing the Southern U.S. border, according to the Department of Homeland Security. Separating children from their caregivers has catastrophic effects on their mental health. The UN calls the practice a human rights violation. Because trauma is complex and hard to […]

Cool, Calm, and Collected… or Not: Anxiety Red Flags in Children

As a play therapist, one of the main things I look for is what children are showing me, not what they are telling me. Children under the age of 10 (and sometimes older), struggle to verbalize what bothers them or what feelings they are experiencing. Therefore, when trying to determine if your child is struggling with anxiety, the main question to ask yourself […]

5 Ways of Weave Physical fitness Into Your Evening

The problem is many entrepreneurs tough fit them into their moment. It's common to have right now good motives, where you hard attend a gym every day. Regrettably, things shortly start to get it wrong and you ignore one procedure here or even there. Before you know it, that Unique Year's image resolution has fell by the wayside. So just […]

Criticism vs. Complaint

In the past two months, we have been in close quarters with our partners and noticed some cute and some not so cute habits of theirs… Or maybe things were rocky before sheltering in place, and now those issues have been amplified. Believe it or not, arguing and fighting are part of healthy relationships. Relationships are two humans trying to […]

Angelina Spicer Talks About Postpartum Depression [Video]

Angelina Spicer Maternal Mental Health Advocate As we kick off Minority Mental Health Month we like to educate our readers on diverse topics, which can help families understand the stigma surrounding mental health. We are especially keen on sharing real stories from individuals who might be going through a personal challenge or can be relatable to others, realizing they are not alone […]

The Cost of Not Caring  

As my wife Cathy and I are on our final descent into San Francisco, I cannot help but feel the irony of seeing the Golden Gate Bridge off the right side of our plane and knowing that it is not only a shining symbol of opportunity but equally is the single most frequented spot that we as Americans choose to […]

The Netherlands' Fresh Dietary Rules Take Beef Off The Palate

This week, holland Nutrition Center – the government-funded program that creates dietary rules – issued a suggestion that people take no more than a few servings of chicken per week. In accordance with National Geographic, it's the initially that the Food intake Centre provides placed a difficult limit around the amount of animal products a person should certainly consume. The […]

How To Establish Healthy Personal Boundaries: Part 1

Written by: Max Merritt, M.A. This topic may seem a little strange given the circumstances the world is currently facing, but given the forced personal boundaries that have become a must to help stem the tide of the COVID-19 pandemic, I thought I would write a little bit about the importance of having healthy boundaries in our personal relationships. First […]

Mental Health Step Up: "Check on Your Strong Friend"

Photo by Shalom Mwenesi on Unsplash The phrase that went viral a few weeks ago after we lost some pretty amazing people. The phrase that highlights that people who seem put together on the outside, may actually be breaking and screaming in the inside. The phrase that is trying to break the stigma of asking for help and the stigma […]