Discussing a topic like this requires us to challenge a few myths. Firstly, while first responders do heroic work, they are not superheroes. They’re not immune to the stress of such work. Also, not all first responders are male. Females on the front lines may be the minority, but that only serves to emphasize the need to support them and their mental well-being. Whatever gender they are, ... Read More about The Toll of PTSD on Female First Responders
Why do humans create art? Of course, the answers to this question are infinite, but many commonalities exist. Through songs, paintings, and more, we can express ourselves. Through art, we can share our thoughts, including those that scare or make us uncomfortable. Different parts of our brain work when we choreograph a dance or write a poem. This reality is particularly crucial when it comes to ... Read More about The Benefits of Art Therapy for Trauma
It goes without saying that chronic physical illness can be disabling to one’s everyday life. What is not discussed widely, however, is how psychologically impactful it is, too. When it’s a woman managing chronic illness, the effects multiply. The toll being exacted might be related to the illness itself. For example, certain medications needed for chronic illness can alter one’s mood and mental ... Read More about The Toll Chronic Illness Has on the Mental Health of Women
When assessing someone’s capabilities, it is crucial to be aware of the measuring stick you use. For many decades, institutions have used intelligence quotient (IQ) as the most common barometer. While it has value, IQ doesn’t factor in essential qualities like self-awareness, social skills, self-regulation, and empathy. This is why emotional intelligence (EI) has gained notoriety. In his book ... Read More about The Value of Emotional Intelligence for High-Achieving Women
Happy New Year 2024 y’all! I hope you had a restful and regenerating holiday season! You guys know how much I love me some Marie Forleo! Her book “Everything is Figureoutable” is a best seller and amazing!! I recommend it to clients and friends on the regular! You can buy it here. Anyhoo, I have been receiving her emails for years (subscribe to her now at www.marieforleo.com you won’t regret ... Read More about 5 Questions to Ask Yourself in this New Year (adapted from Marie Forleo)
aka Why Your Teen is a Pain Right Now! Are you right in the thick of a teenage tsunami? Oof, been there and it’s rough!! The attitude, the eye-rolling, the slamming of the doors, one-syllable answers, you know, all the ways our teens keep us at arm’s length! Whew, it's rough seas out there some days! There are obvious physical changes that teenagers undergo before our eyes. Meanwhile, the teen ... Read More about How Teen Brains Work
I see you babe. You’ve made the conscious choice to remove yourself from your toxic ass family. If you are choosing to put yourself first by staying away from family members who are bad for your mental health, who are abusive and nasty, then good for you!! I applaud your choice as it takes real courage to do this … you go girl!! Or maybe they’ve made the decision to remove YOU from the ... Read More about Are You Estranged from Your Family This Year? 10 Tips to Get Through the Holidays!
Everyone has heard of the “baby blues.” Between exhaustion and hormonal changes, about 80 percent of new mothers experience some version of this very temporary phenomenon. They’ll find themselves feeling sad, anxious, and irritable. Sleep is compromised, and it’s tough to maintain focus. It’s frustrating to feel like this at such an incredible moment of your life, but baby blues typically do not ... Read More about Causes & Symptoms of Postpartum Depression
No matter who you are, where you live, or what your family situation looks like, the holiday season is just BUSY! Always stuff to do, stuff to clean or organize, things to buy, meals to plan, travel to set up, you get it: just tons of shit to tackle. As a team of women, we know more than anyone, how taxing this all can be! Most of us are already juggling all the balls in the air and now we ... Read More about How to Stay Present During this Holiday Season
There’s a lot more awareness around post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) than ever before. Even so, we can all benefit from more self-education. For example, did you know that PTSD impacts men and women differently? Women experience trauma and PTSD more often — and the gap may be wider than we imagine. Generally speaking, it takes longer for a woman to be diagnosed. Men tend to get a PTSD ... Read More about What are the Signs & Symptoms of PTSD in Women?