How are we protecting our trans children? Over the past year, lawmakers in several states have introduced bills to ban transgender women and girls from participating in school sports. Nine states already have passed legislation, including Arkansas that also was the first state to ban gender-affirming medical treatment for trans youth. In Florida, South [...]
Build a tool box of resilience to help alleviate the damaging effects of stress in your life. Did you know …… 43 percent of people suffer from work overload?… 38 percent experience anxiety or depression on the job?… 49 percent of employees report burnout?We cannot escape the stressors we face in our day-to-day lives, but we [...]
How can we learn compassion for ourselves? People offer compassion to others easily but what about self-compassion? Being compassionate to ourselves means accepting our mistakes so we can be more present with ourselves, practicing self-care, nurturing ourselves, and being sensitive and understanding about our own suffering so we can heal. We would do all [...]
What does Valentine’s Day mean to you? Romance or heartbreaking pressure? Did you even get a chance to pack away your Christmas decorations before you were bombarded by another holiday? Valentine’s Day is considered the most romantic holiday of the year, but for many, it represents weeks of needless, often overwhelming pressure to come [...]
By Joe Kort|2022-01-31T20:30:41+00:00January 26th, 2022|Categories: Couples Counseling|Comments Off on What does Valentine’s Day mean to you? Romance or heartbreaking pressure?
Help your kids cope with anxiety I have a daughter in the first grade. I’m anticipating the many life challenges she will face – bullying, body image, looking different, acting different, homelife problems, LGBTQ concerns, peer pressure, and so much more. Right now, our kids are trying to understand and cope with the Oxford [...]
By Nick Zielke|2022-01-26T19:52:41+00:00January 26th, 2022|Categories: Couples Counseling|Comments Off on Parents: you can help your kids cope with anxiety
Envy and jealousy are not interchangeable You and your partner have been arguing all day. At a dinner party that evening, you observe another couple happily talking, laughing and clearly enjoying each other’s company. You think to yourself, “why can’t that be us? I wish we could be that happy.” You are envious. In [...]