Depression, Family, Relationships, Sadness, self-esteem, written by Erlese Caruth

When Things Fall Apart

mental-illness-unemploymentWe all know that sunken feeling, in the pit of our stomach, that we get when a sound or an image reminds of a time when we fell apart– whether it be someone shouting loudly, a scene on TV, or the smell of smoke. For Erlese, it was the sounds of sirens. She discusses how you can push beyond those moments of falling apart and allow yourself to see the silver lining.
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self-esteem, Wellness, written by Kim Openo

What is Lack of Self-Care Costing YOU?

2nd-blog-relaxation27It’s so great that we can have access to and see advertisements of great self-care resources. Passing by a spa or massage place always gives us this warm feeling of almost immediate relaxation. But if it feels so good to just think about it, why don’t we always indulge in self-care? Kim goes into detail about which part of the self needs the most care and the repercussions of not tending to your own needs.
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Anger, Relationships, self-esteem, written by Kim Openo

Is Being Vulnerable a Weakness?

stock-footage-african-man-and-woman-expressing-emotionsWhy does vulnerability and showing emotion make us feel so weak? It’s so difficult to allow our emotions to show out of fear that we will become mocked or laughed at. Kim provides several reasons and scenarios that not only prove that showing emotion is a strength, but also how this makes a person more stable and better off than someone who doesn’t show emotion!
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Communication Skills, Relationships, written by Kim Openo

Boundaries: What is Your Fence Keeping Inside?

fenceBoundaries are always setup with good intentions to protect ourselves. However, your high fence of emotional boundaries might be doing more harm than good. Kim discusses how you can deal with someone who has a Fort Knox style emotional fence. Kim also explains that if you are the one with the high fence, understanding how to communicate those reasons could be half the battle.
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Children, Family, Infertility, Pregnancy, written by Kim Openo

Staying Sane in the Face of Infertility

infertilityInfertility can be one of the most painful experiences a woman and/or a couple experience. Anger, sadness, and resentment towards others who have achieved pregnancy is a common emotion. Kim goes into detail about how you can manage your emotions and the additional help that exists should those emotions become too much.

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Children, Family, written by Kim Openo

Reminiscing with Your Sense of Smell

Why is smell so strongly tied to our memories? Kim describes the reason for this scientific phenomenon while also sharing somewoman-smelling recent memories of her own that were activated just by the smell of something nearby. Kim also explains how scent can also be a form of relaxation and how it can reduce stress!

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