Gone Are The Dog Days Of Summer…Sports, Parties and Vacations OH MY!

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If you have been following along with my blog you know that I have been talking about transitions and how summer transitions can cause anxiety and stress.  But one of the transitions that can cause serious stress, especially for us parents, is the transition of balancing summer sports schedules. Do you guys know what I’m talking about?   Whether you …

Transitions Aren’t For The Sensitive At Heart

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IT’S SUMMER! And if you live anywhere near me in the Northeast, already knew that as our skin melts off in the extreme heat.  But I’m guessing what you didn’t know is that some of the anxiety that you are experiencing during summertime is because of transitions.  Summer is FULL of transitions and sometimes we don’t even realize it. Let’s …

No Is A Complete Sentence: Healthy Personal Boundaries.

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Healthy Boundaries   Boundaries are everywhere!  In sports, the field or court has a boundary you must stay within or you face a penalty.  When driving the lanes are clearly defined borders! And in relationships there are lines we must walk.     Boundaries are necessary to establish and maintain any type of a healthy relationship, whether with your parents, coworkers, …

Codependency Isn’t Love, And It Causes Anxiety!

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Codependency and Relationships   Codependency is a huge relationship barrier for many people!  Often it is one that is difficult to identify within ourselves.  WHY? It’s harder for us to see the codependent behavior because it’s US in the situation.  As you begin to read and learn more about the concept and how it applies to you, the ability to …

How To Combat Performance Anxiety

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Picture it! You’re on a stage about to give a speech to a crowded audience. Your heart starts racing, your mouth gets dry, and you can feel your hands getting sweaty. All of a sudden you are at a loss for words! It’s happening! You get performance anxiety!   When we think about performance anxiety, the words “stage fright” often …

Social Anxiety, Not So Social

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Many of us have something similar happen in social situations. Whether it’s a party or giving a speech, or going on a date it happens! You know what I’m talking about… you walk into a room full of people and all of a sudden you have sweaty palms. Your heart starts to race. Yeah… you know what I’m talking about. …

Parenting Or Anxiety? Is There A Difference?

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If you’re a parent the chances are at some point in time you have dealt with anxiety. Whether it be your child’s anxiety or your own, you’ve seen it. It takes many forms in different people. Today I want to talk about some of the ways that give parents anxiety and some of the ways kids exhibit the signs of …

You’re a Bad Mom If you….The Pain Of Mom Guilt

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If you are a mom, I’m willing to bet that at some point in time you have suffered from mom guilt.You know what I mean… that overwhelming feeling you are doing something wrong when you put yourself first for once. Mom guilt is pervasive and can strike at any time adn takes many different forms.Let’s discuss!   Working Moms vs …

Postpartum Anxiety And The Hope Of Recovery

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When you are pregnant, you have 3 trimesters typically/hopefully, then you have the baby! That’s the way that it works, right? But there is a topic out there that not many women like to discuss even though it’s one of the hardest things they will go through except for may labor and delivery.   Even though it’s been happening for …