10 Lesser-Known Perimenopause Symptoms You Should Know About

Transitioning into menopause, a time known as perimenopause, can be confusing and tumultuous. Most people have heard about the classic symptoms of hot flashes and mood swings. But perimenopause can start at least ten years before menopause, and the stage lasts, on average, four years. And while there are more discussions about menopause, most people don't really understand what happens...[ read more ]

FOMO in Midlife: Why It Happens and How to Cope

Do you feel like you're missing out on something significant? Does it seem like everyone else is having a better time than you are? Do you scroll through social media and feel jealous of other people's seemingly perfect lives? You're not alone. But these existential concerns may indicate the presence of fear of missing out (FOMO) in midlife. And even...[ read more ]

How to Cope After Losing a Pet

Losing a pet can be just as devastating and painful as any other loss. Every kind of grief comes with its own unique difficulties. However, many people find it hard to fully process losing an animal. They often feel pressured to remind themselves of the good times and move on quickly. Even loved ones who want to be supportive may...[ read more ]

13 Important Tips for Dating After Divorce

Dating is always complicated, but the idea of dating after divorce may seem downright overwhelming or discouraging. When is too soon to meet new people? What will you tell your children? How do you know if you've genuinely moved on from your ex? And what does the actual healing process entail? Of course, every situation is different, and the answers...[ read more ]

How to Boost Your Self-Esteem After 50

Getting older has its benefits, but it can also be challenging. By middle age, you're likely juggling numerous responsibilities at the same time. What mattered to you a decade ago may no longer carry the same relevance today. Likewise, fears about the future may have you feeling stressed. Research shows that self-esteem steadily increases as people age. However, it typically...[ read more ]

How Parents Can Start Preparing For The Teenage Years

We all know that children grow up quickly. It may have seemed like you were just rocking your crying newborn, chasing after your wild toddler, or playing Tooth Fairy for your young child. But now, you're on the cusp of high school. It might be time to start thinking about driving lessons, college prep, and launching into adulthood. Preparing for...[ read more ]

Trauma Denial: What Is It and How Can You Work Through It?

Around 50-60% of all people experience trauma at some point during their lives. Trauma can significantly disrupt your life and affect your emotional well-being. In addition, it's a precursor for numerous mental health issues like substance use, depression, anxiety, and PTSD. That said, people process trauma differently. Where some may experience their emotions intensely, others might feel numb to them....[ read more ]

6 Things You Should Know About Inhibited Grief

Grief comes in all different forms, and there isn't a right or wrong way to cope with loss. Sometimes, the intense feelings impact you immediately. But other times, it may take much longer to feel the full effect. Inhibited grief refers to the suppression of emotions associated with loss. Although it's a typical response, it can stunt your healing process...[ read more ]

Managing Chronic Pain: How Therapy Can Help

Research shows that approximately 1 in 5 American adults have chronic pain. In mild cases, chronic pain causes distress and physical discomfort. But in more serious cases, it can affect every area of your functioning and compromise your quality of life.  Managing your chronic pain may seem overwhelming. But seeking professional support can help. Therapy doesn't cure the issue, but...[ read more ]

11 Tips to Help You Communicate Your Needs in Relationships

Do you get frustrated when your partner can't anticipate what you want? Do you seethe when your boss assigns more work than you can adequately manage? Do you feel overwhelmed when a friend asks if you can help them with a task? If so, you might need support identifying and setting healthy boundaries in your relationship. This work starts with...[ read more ]

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