• Mental Health

    Why You Need to Stop Complaining (And How You Can Break The Habit)

    I was recently doing an inventory of the people in my life. This is occasionally something that I’ve done for years now since people come and go in our lives. It’s difficult to maintain the same friendship when someone has a full-time job, a family, and moved across the country. But, those aren’t the types of relationships that I question. It’s toxic relationships. The people who are negative and only bring you down. And, the people who always complain. Of course, you can’t always eliminate these people from your life. Some of them may be immediate family members. You can, however, set boundaries and maybe don’t contact them as frequently.…

  • Episode #19: How to Make Anxiety Work for You!

    Did you know that anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the United States? It actually affects approximately 40 million adults and when left untreated can lead to serious physical and mental alignments. Thankfully, anxiety is highly treatable. And, you can start by learning how to make anxiety start working for you instead of against you.

  • Episode #18: Beat Depression with these 3 Strategies!

    Approximately 16.2 million adults in the United States have at least one major depressive episode in a given year. It’s also been found that 80 percent of new mothers experience postpartum depression. If you’re in either of these groups, please reach out for professional help and implement these three strategies to help you overcome depression.

  • Work Life Balance

    How To Ask For Help (And Get It)

    We all have those moments in our lives when we need a helping hand from someone else. It could be something minor, such as asking your mom for a family recipe, a neighbor to watch your child for an hour, or a coworker to show you how to use a new program. Other times it could be something more severe, like asking for financial assistance as a single mom or talking to someone about postpartum. No matter how big or small our request is, it’s never easy to ask for help. A lot of that is dictated by fear. You’re afraid that your request will be rejected. You’re afraid that…

  • Mental Health

    9 Simple Ways to De-Stress

    Although it shouldn’t come as any surprise to us working moms, recent research has found full-time working moms have 40% higher stress levels than women without kids. “Work-family conflict is associated with increased psychological strain, with higher levels of stress and lower levels of wellbeing,” the researchers said. “Parents of young children are at particular risk of work-family conflict. Working conditions that are not flexible to these family demands, such as long working hours, could adversely impact on a person’s stress reactions.” Of course, not all women have the luxury of flexible working hours. And, even if you do, that doesn’t always help alleviate the stress that comes with being…

  • Episode #17: Understanding Trauma in the Family

    This week’s podcast focuses on a heavier, yet necessary topic, on how trauma can show up in the family. I’m joined by licensed therapist and mom of 3 Brandy Myers to discuss her work as a trauma therapists. She offers tips on how to talk to your children about tough topics, prevention of trauma, and how to navigate trauma should it occur with one of your children.

  • Episode #12: What Does Burnout Look Like and How to Avoid It

    Between work, being a mom, and everything else in-between we’ve got a lot going on. Sometimes that can be more than we can handle. As a result, we crash and burn. So, this week I want to discuss what burn out looks like and what you can do when you’re in that burnout zone. And, if you’ve enjoyed this podcast, please leave me an iTunes review.

  • Episode #8: Managing Childhood Stress

    While we hate to see our children deal with stress and anxiety, it is a normal part of childhood. Most of the time this is a phase. This means that the stress and anxiety your child is experiencing is only temporary. For example, if my son made a mistake playing football he may be upset with himself for a day or two. However, if he couldn’t let this go after an extended period of time, then this becomes concerning. In other words, if you believe that your child frequently seems anxious or stressed, you can’t leave that unchecked. If so, they could end-up performing poorly in school or become depressed.…

  • Episode #7: Managing Low Moods & Even Depression

    For this week’s podcast, I want to focus on how to manage the low times we may experience throughout our lives. These moments could be caused by anything from as simple as a change in weather to something more severe like postpartum. With that in mind, during the following discussion I will offer the science behind depression, as well as advice to help yourself and others in this scenario. However, if you feel that there’s no hope, or that you’re going to harm yourself please contact 911, a local crisis hotline, or seek professional help immediately.  

  • Episode #5: Understanding Sexual Assault & Strategies to Heal

    I recently published an article that discussed the long-term effects of sexual assault. Since then, there has been a lot of misinformation being spread about how trauma  impacts the brain. Because of this I wanted this week’s podcast to explain how trauma from sexual assault actually effects the brain, as well as tips on how the brain can heal from this trauma and how we as a society can prevent sexual assault trauma in the future.

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