Chances are you’ve seen articles or news stories about how COVID-19 is disrupting many people’s ability to feel connected. Chances are that you haven’t just read about it but are also feeling the challenges that come with navigating a global pandemic. It is important to acknowledge the loss that we are feeling during these times. This article is created with all of us in mind. We are starting a list of ways we have been - and can continue to - find opportunities for social connection during the long haul of these ongoing covid-19 times. We are relying on you to add ideas below so we can grow the list and get outside of the box ideas!
The First Steps to A Happy and Healthy Marriage
How well do you know your partner? I am sure most of us could list their favorite food, sports team or TV show. But how much do you know about their day to day lives, annoyances, fears, joys, and dreams? Gottman found, when couples have detailed love maps, they are better equipped to face challenging situations in their relationship. A love map is simply a way to get to know the inner thoughts of your partner. Love maps are built when we gather information about our partners so we can better know and understand who they are.
Guest Blog: Improve Your Body Image During the Double Pandemic
Hello! My name is Alex Altman, a psychotherapist in private practice. I specialize in working with adolescents and adults struggling with body image concerns, disordered eating and anxiety. I’m thrilled to be guest-blogging here today about how to improve you body image! Here are 5 tips if you are struggling to improve your body image. Plus you can increase self-compassion along the way!
Live Instagram: Preparing for Virtual Learning
Montgomery County Public Schools are starting in just one week! Brittany LaFleur of Your Best Self Therapy and I sat down for a conversation about how kids and families can be preparing for virtual learning. We covered everything from physical space to socialization, and reducing friction between parents and children! Watch the video below or scroll down for a breakdown of the interview with timestamp intervals for every topic! Just like I said last time, I am AMAZED at how much ground we covered! Seriously!
Another Day, Another Computer Meeting
Tips for Young People Who Are Starting Online Learning We’ve all felt that itch. That antsy feeling of knowing we have hit our limit of sitting behind the computer. It’s hard! And as school approaches you might be being faced with more time behind the computer. This means more time for distractions to get the best of you. So what can you do to set yourself up as best as you can?!
Live Instagram: Job Searching During Covid-19
With so many people in job transition right now during Covid-19, there are lots of questions about career exploration and job searching! Watch (or read) my interview with Caitlin Magidson. We discuss tips about how to find a new job during covid-19. And the link between this and family dynamics for young people searching for a new job during covid.
5 Tips for College Students (and Parents) Living At Home During Covid
With COVID-19 throwing college plans for a huge loop, families have been reevaluating plans. Many are anticipating making the difficult decision to have their college student living at home for the semester. Help navigate this tricky time for a smoother semester with these 5 tips for college students living at home because of Covid-19.
Live Instagram: Destigmatizing Mental Health Care
There is so much info in this hour long interview that I wanted to break it down so you can jump around to topics you want to hear about! It's not 100% perfect and we covered A LOT but I hope this helps for those wanting to listen in shorter chunks!