cartoon of postpartum depression represented by a parent holding a baby with a dark cloud covering their face
Adults

Baby Blues or Postpartum Depression

The baby blues are experienced by most. Up to 80 percent of birthing parents report feeling weepy, having shifting moods, worry and general overwhelm in the weeks following delivery. The baby blues typically last between two days and two weeks, peaking three to five days after delivery. These symptoms can also extend to the non-birthing partner. However, when this feeling extends or shifts dramatically, it is critical to pay attention and seek help! Two indicators to be aware of are duration and intensity. Has it been more than two to three weeks since your baby arrived? Do you cry only some or most of the day? Is your worry manageable or paralyzing? How much is your ability to function impacted?

powerful wave
Adults, DBT

Is Remission In Mental Health Even Possible?

I recently was interviewed for an article about the difference between coping and healing. I was asked if remission was even possible when it comes to mental health. The article SO beautifully summarized my thoughts on healing from mental health concerns. So I wanted to elaborate from the article and include the in-depth deets of our entire interview here! Enjoy!

fork in the road with a cloudy sky
Adults, Covid-19, DBT

Turning the Mind to the New Year

As we close out the year, we are asked, if not expected, to keep looking forward. We might be asked (perhaps virtually) what our New Year’s resolutions will be? What our goals are for after the clock strikes midnight? But today, I ask you to pause. Resolutions and goals are important. AND so is acceptance of just being wherever you are. I want to ask you to consider a new, perhaps different skill to bring with you into 2021: Turning the mind towards accceptance.

man standing with arms open toward a sun setting showing acceptance
Adults, Covid-19, DBT

Acceptance Through the Pandemic

I find myself reflecting upon how different this year has been for me and for many that I know. The changes, the uncertainty, the losses experienced during the pandemic weight heavily in a way that complicates how I approach my normal year-end reflection. Understanding how difficult this year has been for so many of my loved ones and clients is part of the reason I decided to write about my own journey to acceptance through the pandemic.

cartoon of 4 snowmen showing different holiday traditions from each religion with the title "what are your unique holiday traditions?"
Adults, Covid-19

Embracing Different Holiday Traditions This Year

More than any other time of year, the month of December is filled with holiday traditions. Lighting the menorah, pouring libations, decorating a tree, and giving gifts are all part of traditions we see this month. But when is the last time you intentionally looked at your traditions? Do you mindlessly engage year after year in traditions that hold no meaning to you? What better time than now to take a look at which traditions you celebrate and why.