Do You Need a Will? Considerations For All Adults

Preparing a will is one of the most beneficial things you can do to keep your affairs in order and ensure that your assets are handled the way you desire. However, a recent study found that 67% of Americans have no estate plan intact. As a general rule, any adult should have a will. This applies even if you don't...[ read more ]

How to Cope With Guilt Over Chronic Illness

It's estimated that 60% of Americans have at least one chronic disease, including heart disease, cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, or diabetes. Yet, despite millions of people experiencing chronic diseases, many feel guilty or ashamed about their symptoms. If this is you, you might worry about being a burden to your loved ones. You may also feel guilty that you can't participate...[ read more ]

What Does It Truly Mean to Be a Good Friend?

Everyone wants to have good friends. We all desire meaningful connections with people who care about us. But have you spent any time reflecting on the kind of friend that you are? A good friend, in many ways, strives to be a good person in their relationships. That means that you treat people well and respect them for who they...[ read more ]

6 Meaningful Lessons Grief Can Teach All Of Us

Grief is complicated, tender, and moves without a timeline or instruction manual. As you muck through the difficult emotions, you'll also bear witness to some invaluable lessons about life. One thing is for sure- nobody is the same person once they experience loss. Here are some of the vital lessons grief can teach you: Grief Teaches Us A Sense of...[ read more ]

How to Cope With Regret and Move Forward

Despite the cliched platitudes about living life with no regrets, reality proves to be much different. It's estimated that we make at least 35,000 decisions a day- with so many options available, regret is unavoidable. The good news is that regret isn't a bad or negative feeling. It's a natural reaction everyone experiences. While regret feels uncomfortable, you can learn...[ read more ]

Can Grief Trigger Dissociation?

Grief and dissociation can sometimes go hand-in-hand, particularly if your grief is recent or you have an unresolved past trauma related to loss, anxiety, or abandonment. Dissociation refers to experiences of disconnection from your body, feelings, thoughts, or external surroundings. Dissociation itself is not bad or wrong, but it can cause distress and impact your grief process. Regardless of your...[ read more ]

How to Build Emotional Resilience Through Vulnerability

Resilience is one of the most admirable traits a person can have. Resilience is associated with flexibility, grit, and toughness. People who exude resilience can handle the ups and downs of life and manage their stress effectively. It may, therefore, seem paradoxical that resilience often starts with vulnerability, the state of deliberately opening yourself up to harm and threat. If...[ read more ]

Understanding How Grief Can Affect Your Marriage

Grief, with its profound and varied impact, can represent a tumultuous journey among even the closest couples. It can affect communication, safety, intimacy, and more. When one or both partners are coping with loss, the dynamics and normal equilibrium within the marriage can change in uncomfortable ways. At times, however, the grieving process may also bring you and your spouse...[ read more ]

Grief After Selling Your Home: Understanding Why Such Change Hurts

You sold your home, but you feel a sense of sadness, anger, regret, or confusion. These feelings can be difficult, and they can be especially surprising when people choose to sell their home to upgrade to a better space or to make a sound financial decision. It's important to note that selling a home can be as exciting as it...[ read more ]

Elderly Depression: What Might Look Different or Unexpected

Depression is one of the most common mental health conditions worldwide, and it affects people of all ages and demographics. If you experienced depression in the past, you may be more likely to experience depression in older age. That said, older adults don't recognize their emotional or physical complaints as a sign of a mental health condition. Elderly Depression: Statistics...[ read more ]

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